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The Great Director

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Synopsis

Preston is an indecisive film school lecturer who dreams of being a great film director like the European directors whose work he teaches - Bergman, Fellini, Truffaut, Antonioni, Godard and Buñuel. One day his wife leaves him, telling him that she believes he will never be anything more than a teacher.
Depressed, Preston is visited by the ghost of Ingmar Bergman who tells him to use his misery as the material for a great film just as he did in his 'Scenes from a Marriage'. Taking Bergman’s advice, Preston decides to make a film, in an attempt to prove his wife wrong and in the hope of winning her back.
Using the facilties of the school and the students as his crew, Preston shoots his film but soon finds that he is visited by the ghosts of series of famous, dead European directors who offer him advice on how to improve his film. Following their wise but disparate counsel his film goes wildly out of control and becomes a huge, sprawling, incoherent mess.
This comic fable about the creative process is a hymn to European filmaking - an 'Eight & a Half' meets 'Play It Again, Sam' for modern times.

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Details

Year
2018
Type of film
Features
Running Time
87 mins
Format
Digital 4K
Director
Chris Waitt
Producer
Paul C. Ryan, Chris Waitt
Co-Producer
Jeremy Waitt
Executive Producer
William Sargent, Jeremy Waitt
Editor
Rasmus Strandberg, Carey Williams, Nick Wright
Screenwriter
Chris Waitt
Director of Photography
Federico Allegretta, Malformata Pronko
Production Designer
Bernardo Angeletti
Sound
Jeppe Olesen
Music
Natalie Holt
Principal Cast
Chris Waitt, Célia Diane, Sidsel Siem Koch

Genre

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Last updated 27th February 2018

Production Company

City Lights Films Ltd
37 Warren Street
London
W1T 6AD
mail@citylightsfilms.eu
http://www.citylightsfilms.eu