Direction establishes the core roots of a film – art and vision. With 2017 coming to an end, we saw a numerous movies of varying themes, concepts and ideologies; making this year an eventful. While some movies tainted this year as a doomed year of cinemas, some cemented actors and directors as one of the best in filmmaking. An interesting year of the artist genre, we saw many director coming forward to present their work. Some were familiar faces, and some newer aspects sparked an excitement among all.
For this list, I have taken in account the directors who crafted a critically perfect piece of work. While some directors helmed top-grossing movies, I have discussed the filmmakers who took the art of direction at an intensified critically applauded level. Here’s the list of top directors of 2017.
12. David Lowery – A Ghost Story (2017)
Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, director David Lowery brought a poetic texture to this flick. A product of ambiguous short film, the filmmaker layered his story with a manifold of themes, metaphors and allegories. Applying his favourite themes of love, family and loss; the director seems to have blurred the line between his story and his life. Employing one of the best actors of this generation, Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara; the director comfortably held his position as the informed decision maker.
Among a gallon of critical awards, Lowery won quite a many at the Boston Society of Film Critics, Deauville Film Festival, Fantasia Film Festival, Film Independent Spirit Awards and National Board of Review, to name a few.
11. Guillermo del Toro – The Shape of Water (2017)