Take 100

The Future of Film: 100 New Directors


Take 100 presents an emerging generation of the most talented filmmakers around the world.


Cameron Bailey and Piers Handling, Trevor Groth, Kim Dong-Ho, Li Cheuk-to, Frédéric Maire, Marco Müller, Olivier Père, Azize Tan, Christoph Terhechte, Sergio Wolf


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Take 100 is an unprecedented compendium of the most promising emerging film directors from around the world. We asked the artistic directors of ten prestigious film festivals to each nominate ten of the best emerging film directors working today. The result: an exceptional look at global contemporary filmmaking. The 100 featured directors have all recently come to international attention for their contribution to cinema and represent countries as diverse as China, Israel, Mexico, Algeria, India, Romania, and Canada. The festival directors-curators include: Cameron Bailey and Piers Handling (Toronto); Trevor Groth (Sundance); Dong-Ho Kim (Pusan); Cheuk-to Li (Hong Kong); Frédéric Maire (Locarno); Marco Müller (Venice); Christoph Terhechte (Berlin); Azize Tan (Istanbul); and Sergio Wolf (Buenos Aires).

Whether you are a film professional or a casual movie-goer, Take 100 will guide you through today's must-see films and directors not to miss. Some of the directors and their films will be well-known – Sarah Polley (Away from Her), Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir), Carlos Reygadas (Silent Light), Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (The Lives of Others) – and others are just beginning to burst onto the scene – Gianfranco Rossi (Below Sea Level), So Yong Kim (In Between Days), Takahashi Izumi (The Soup, One Morning). Take 100 is a must-have for anyone who loves film and wants to be the first to know who are the newest directors to watch, and what are the films making the biggest impact in the world of film today.

Arranged alphabetically by director, the book explores the work of each director through the close analysis of one key film featured on two spreads, providing the reader with detailed information about each film and its author through film stills, on-set photographs, posters, and an original essay written by the nominating curator. Ranging in genres from drama to crime to documentary to animation, from big-budget studio films to one-man productions, the selected films are a cross-section of the most promising and daring cinematographic creations from around the globe. Additionally, each curator discusses one classic film which has influenced contemporary cinema, accompanied by a still from the film.

The directors and films featured in Take 100 are pushing the boundaries in the field of filmmaking - whether through exploring taboo subject matter, inventing new animation technology, or combining an intelligent drama with a classic horror flick – these are films you won't want to miss, made by directors you'll be hearing about for years to come.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Format: Hardback
Size: 290 x 250 mm (11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in)
Pages: 448 pp
Illustrations: 800 illustrations
ISBN: 9780714849553

Olivier Père is a former director of the Cannes Directors Fortnight.

Frédéric Maire is the former director of the Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland.

Kim Dong-Ho is director of the Pusan International Film Festival, South Korea.

Sergio Wolf is director of the Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente.

Piers Handling and Cameron Bailey are co-directors of theToronto International Film Festival.

Li Cheuk-to is director of the Hong Kong International Film Festival.

Trevor Groth is the director of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

Azize Tan is the director of the International Istanbul Film Festival.

Marco Müller is the director of the Venice International Film Festival.

Christoph Terhechte is the director of the International Forum of New Cinema at the Berlin International Film Festival.

"Renowned art publisher Phaidon is putting its stamp on the film world with this stunningly produced role call of tomorrow's Oscar winners... Film criticism meets entertainment... With so many photographers moving into the world of film, this book could become an essential purchase."—Professional Photographer

"Take 100... will certainly put right any complaints that "they don't make 'em like they used to." Directors featured range from relatively established folk like Ari Folman... to still-criminally overlooked directors such as Korean-American auteur So Yong Kim. Impressive in its range, the book doesn't just stick to the art school track either and features Knocked Up's Judd Apatow among others. Couple all of the above with Phaidon's usual attention-to-detail and gorgeous, colourful photographs and you'll find a new level of appreciation for contemporary film."—Dazed & Confused

"The year's most fascinating oddity in film publishing... It must be art cinema's most defiant hour... It challenges us to take serious cinema seriously. And no one could dispute the front flyleaf's claim: "Take 100 is the first-ever film festival attempted between the covers of a book... The photographs are sensational... The accompanying texts are anything but glossy. Earnest, intelligent... Why [...] have I fallen for the book? Because I admire its quixotry: how it goes into battle against the windmills... Of course, it is desirable that the world wakes up to intelligent cinema and the importance it can have in our lives. If fracturing our coffee tables will do it, bring on the mega-books... I myself found Take 100 quite an education. There are a dozen directors here I have barely heard of – even as a full-time, festival traipsing critic. … Let the new age begin. Let Hollywood blockbuster cinema be consigned to slim or dusty paperbacks while art cinema is embraced by publishers with a Babylonian, even Brobdingnagian, vision."—Financial Times

"Renowned art publisher Phaidon is putting its stamp on the film world with this stunningly produced role call of tomorrow's Oscar winners... Film criticism meets entertainment... With so many photographers moving into the world of film, this book could become an essential purchase."—Professional Photographer

"Take 100... will certainly put right any complaints that "they don't make 'em like they used to." Directors featured range from relatively established folk like Ari Folman... to still-criminally overlooked directors such as Korean-American auteur So Yong Kim. Impressive in its range, the book doesn't just stick to the art school track either and features Knocked Up's Judd Apatow among others. Couple all of the above with Phaidon's usual attention-to-detail and gorgeous, colourful photographs and you'll find a new level of appreciation for contemporary film."—Dazed & Confused

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