The International Directors Panel at SBIFF 2023 featured Colm Bairéad (The Quiet Girl), Edward Berger (All Quiet on the Western Front), Lukas Dhont (Close), Santiago Mitre (Argentina, 1985) and Jerzy Skolimowski (Eo). The panel was held at Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, California on February 12th, 2023.
Introduced in the order from right to left: Colm Bairéad, the Oscar-nominated Irish director, masterfully captured the essence of solitude and resilience in his poignant film, “The Quiet Girl.”
Edward Berger, a talented German film director and screenwriter, breathed new life into the classic war narrative with his adaptation of “All Quiet on the Western Front.”
Lukas Dhont, the Belgian film director and screenwriter, showcased the complexity of human relationships and vulnerability in his thought-provoking drama, “Close.”
Santiago Mitre, an Argentine film director and screenwriter, skillfully portrayed the sociopolitical climate of his home country during a tumultuous era in his gripping film, “Argentina, 1985.”
Jerzy Skolimowski, a multifaceted Polish film director, screenwriter, dramatist, and actor, pushed the boundaries of storytelling and cinematic expression in his enigmatic masterpiece, “Eo.”