In my continuing project to see a film by every director on this list, I watched Fassbinder's Ali: Fear Eats the Soul tonight. It was fantastic. Amazing cinematography of simple settings, great acting, very human story. I loved it.
I also watched Hsiao-Hsien Hou's Cafe Lumiere, which was terribly empty. It had some nice city shots, but nothing else to recommend it.
I saw Kiarostami's A Taste of Cherry. A very simple film, good acting, but I wish it was just a little less minimal, and a touch of humor (even the slightest touch) would have helped.
I watched Max Ophul's Lola Montes, too. Just terrible, though I thought at first that the circus scenes were really going to make the movie work for me.
So, I've got 10 directors left:
- von Stroheim