"Cinema Now" examines the work and key themes of 60 filmmakers working around the world today, from the cream of the crop of young Hollywood to the new wave of Asian mavericks to burgeoning auteurs from Europe and Latin America. Watch Pedro Almodovar at work. Immerse yourself in the stunning imagery of Wong Kar-Wai. Feel the emotional impact of the films of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and Carlos Reygadas. Live in the strange worlds of Guy Maddin, Matthew Barney, and Tsai Ming-Liang. "Cinema Now" is packed with stunning full-color photos and exclusive on-set photography supplied by the filmmakers, and even comes with a supplementary DVD containing exclusive short films, extracts, trailers, and much more.
The following filmmakers are confirmed: Fatih Akin, Pedro Almodovar, Andrea Arnold, Darren Aronofsky, Jacques Audiard, Siddiq Barmak, Matthew Barney, Bong Joon-Ho, Catherine Breillat, Craig Brewer, Laurent Cantet, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Stephen Chow, Sofia Coppola, Alfonso Cuaron, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Guillermo del Toro, Marc Dornford-May, Bruno Dumont, Atom Egoyan, Paul Greengrass, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Lucile Hadzihalilovic, Michael Haneke, Mary Harron, Todd Haynes, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Spike Jonze, Miranda July, Lodge Kerrigan, and, Kim Ki-Duk. The other filmmakers confirmed include: Guy Maddin, Terrence Malick, Michael Mann, Neil Marshall, Lucrecia Martel, Fernando Meirelles, John Cameron Mitchell, Lukas Moodysson, Anders Morgenthaler, Christopher Nolan, Gyorgy Palfy, Park Chan-Wook, Alexander Payne, Cristi Puiu, Pen-ek Ratanaruang, Carlos Reygadas, Joao Pedro Rodrigues, Robert Rodriguez, Pavel Ruminov, David O. Russell, Cate Shortland, Jonny To, Tsai Ming-Liang, Tom Tykwer, Gus Van Sant, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Nicolas Winding Refn, Wong Kar-Wai, and, Zhang Yimou.
Andrew Bailey is a freelance writer and cinephile based in San Francisco whose articles on film and filmmakers have appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and many other publications. His favorite works include The Last Picture Show (1971), Vertigo (1958), Les Enfants du paradis (1943-45), I Walked with a Zombie, (1943) and 3 Women (1977); his cinematic heroes range from Hitchcock, Lang, and Bergman to Lynch, Haneke, and Denis. His idea of unadulterated movie bliss is the moment Ann Savage turns vituperative on Tom Neal in the front seat of his vehicle in Edgar G. Ulmer's Detour (1945).