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Akin, Fatih


Fatih Akin was born in Hamburg, the second son of Turkish immigrants. Passionate about art from a young age, Akin spent much of his youth writing short stories and scripts....


Andersson, Roy


Born in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, Roy Andersson studied at the Swedish Film Institute, graduating in 1969. One short year later, Andresson finished...


Angelopoulos, Theodoros


Born in Athens, Theodoros Angelopoulos studied law before attending French cinema school "L'IDHEC", where he grew close to Jean Rouch. Returning to Greece,...


Antonioni, Michelangelo


Born into a middle class family in Ferrara, Italy, Michelangelo Antonioni studied economics at the University of Bologna, where he became involved in student theatre. On his return to Ferrara, he took up work in a bank, while contributing fiction and film reviews to the local newspaper....


Asquith, Anthony


Anthony Asquith was born to the honorable Herbert Henry Asquith, Liberal Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1908-1916, and his second wife, the...


August, Bille


Bille August was born in Brede, near Copenhagen, in Denmark. He graduated from the Danish Film School in 1971 as a director of photography. He began working...


Becker, Jacques


Jacques Becker was born in Paris to wealthy Scottish-French parents. He met his friend and mentor Jean Renoir through Paul C├ęzanne (son of the Impressionist...


Bergman, Ingmar


Ingmar Bergman was born in Uppsala, Sweden. His father was a Lutheran minister and a chaplain to the Swedish court, while his mother was from a wealthy...


Bertolucci, Bernardo


Born in Parma, Italy, Bernardo Bertolucci was the son of a famous poet, man of letters and film critic. He attended the University of Rome where he became...


Besson, Luc


Luc Besson was born in Paris to parents who were both scuba diving instructors. After a diving accident during his youth, Besson turned to the film industry...

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