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"The best unknown filmmaker in the world" - informal SCFZ poll

I recently happened upon a quote from the Washington Post, circa 1991: "Amir Naderi is perhaps the best unknown filmmaker in the world". That made me wonder which directors my friends at Super Champion Film Zone might describe that way. So I did an informal survey, collected a few nominations and asked nominators to list five favourite or representative films for each choice. The directors are presented below, though I had to substitute several films for those suggested, because many aren't in the database here.

In order (alphabetical), by row, the directors are:

1: Gianni Amelio
2: Boris Barnet
3: Bahram Beizai
4: Patrick Bokanowski
5: Zeki Demirkubuz
6: Jacques Doillon
7: Allan Dwan
8: Leonardo Favio
9: Hugo Fregonese…

  • The Stolen Children
  • Lamerica
  • Open Doors
  • Blow to the Heart
  • The Missing Star
  • The House on Trubnaya
  • The Girl with the Hat Box
  • Outskirts
  • By the Bluest of Seas
  • Alyonka
  • Ballad of Tara
  • Death of Yazdgerd
  • Killing Mad Dogs
  • Travellers
  • Bashu, the Little Stranger
  • L'ange
  • La plage
  • The Woman Who Powders Herself
  • Déjeuner du matin
  • Solar Beats
  • Destiny
  • The Waiting Room
  • Envy
  • Innocence
  • Confession
  • Touched in the Head
  • The Hussy
  • La Pirate
  • The Little Gangster
  • Young Werther
  • Tennessee's Partner
  • Cattle Queen of Montana
  • The Restless Breed
  • While Paris Sleeps
  • Woman They Almost Lynched
  • Chronicle of a Boy Alone
  • The Romance of Aniceto and Francisca
  • The Dependent
  • Juan Moreira
  • Nazareno Cruz and the Wolf
  • Apache Drums
  • One Way Street
  • The Raid
  • Black Tuesday
  • Blowing Wild
  • Mukhamukham
  • Monologue
  • Man of the Story
  • Vidheyan
  • Rat-Trap
  • The Invincibles
  • Der Skorpion
  • A Map of the Heart
  • Polizeiruf 110: Cassandras Warnung
  • Second Sight
  • Uski Roti
  • Duvidha
  • Siddheshwari
  • Arising from the Surface
  • Mind of Clay
  • Under the Bridges
  • We Make Music
  • Romance in a Minor Key
  • Great Freedom No. 7
  • Sky without Stars
  • A Nest of Gentry
  • The Story of Asya Klyachina, Who Loved, But Did Not Marry
  • Siberiade
  • The First Teacher
  • Runaway Train
  • The Runner
  • Water, Wind, Dust
  • Harmonica
  • Tight Spot
  • Cut
  • Crazed Fruit
  • The Hunter's Diary
  • Flora on the Sand
  • A Secret Rendezvous
  • Only on Mondays
  • The House of the Angel
  • The Hand in the Trap
  • The Female: Seventy Times Seven
  • Summerskin
  • Painted Lips
  • The Wonderful Country
  • The Purple Plain
  • Cry Danger
  • Saddle the Wind
  • The Mob
  • Our Century
  • Seasons of the Year
  • Life
  • Inhabitants
  • The Land of the People
  • Empty Eyes
  • Adua and Her Friends
  • The Visitor
  • The Magnificent Cuckold
  • I Knew Her Well