1790s: Susan Vernon has no redeeming virtues other than saucy charm and truly Wildean wit. She decamps to her sister-in-law Catherine’s elegant country estate to escape the adverse effects of a scandal circulating through polite society, and to secure a replacement for her recently deceased husband.
American sophisticate Whit Stillman followed his comeback Damsels in Distress with a film at once unexpected and oh-so-fitting. With his delicious adaptation of Jane Austen he proves as adroit at chronicling the wry social scheming of the Regency as he did young Manhattanites and disco revelers.
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Walter Salles, 2004, Argentina
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States