"Maybe you'll see the last cigarette I smoke," Fatih Akin said as he took a seat at the table and plunked down his little white box of vice. The filmmaker, 42, sported an easy man bun and fiddled with a set of hotel matches.
Made outside of China's censorship system, these films were lauded as dreamy and raw; his vision focused, almost unwittingly, on the country's tumultuous past and the plight of individual folk, often seen through the eyes of a strong female lead.
Director Terry Gilliam has one passion in life: to make movies that truly affect his audience. Giving us classics like Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Brazil and Twelve Monkeys, few would argue that he failed.