Twenty-four hours in the life of the inhabitants of a large city. From dawn to dusk, his device perched on his tripod, the man with a movie camera records and captures the hustle and bustle of an ordinary day.
Dziga Vertov’s masterpiece remains a visually thrilling chronicle of modern life, and an ode to the power of film. A lucid mixture of documentary and avant-garde techniques, it’s a radical redefinition of cinema’s boundaries—essential viewing that is just as groundbreaking many years later.
Luis Buñuel, 1930, France
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
David Lynch, 1997, United States
Gaspar Noé, 2002, France
Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979, Soviet Union
Lars von Trier, 2003, Denmark
David Lynch, 1977, United States
Alain Resnais, 1956, France
Dennis Hopper, 1971, United States
Chris Marker, 1983, France