The Great Director
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.
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 87 mins
- Digital 4K
- Chris Waitt
- Paul C. Ryan, Chris Waitt
- Jeremy Waitt
- Executive Producer
- William Sargent, Jeremy Waitt
- Rasmus Strandberg, Carey Williams, Nick Wright
- Chris Waitt
- Director of Photography
- Federico Allegretta, Malformata Pronko
- Production Designer
- Bernardo Angeletti
- Jeppe Olesen
- Natalie Holt
- Principal Cast
- Chris Waitt, Célia Diane, Sidsel Siem Koch
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Last updated 27th February 2018