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Take 100 presents an emerging generation of the most talented filmmakers around the world. Following the format of Phaidon's successful 10x10 series, Take 100 features the best 100 emerging film directors as chosen by ten internationally prominent festival directors, including: Cameron Bailey and Piers Handling: Toronto International Film Festival; Trevor Groth: Sundance Film Festival; Kim Dong-Ho: Pusan International Film Festival; Li Cheuk-to: Hong Kong International Film Festival; Frederic Maire: Locarno International Film Festival; Marco Muller: Venice International Film Festival; Olivier Pere: Cannes Directors Fortnight; Azize Tan: Istanbul International Film Festival; Christoph Terhechte: Berlin International Film Festival; Sergio Wolf: Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente. Each of the 100 directors is featured on two spreads, with one recent film and an original essay written by the nominating curator.
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Confused 'the year's most fascinating oddity in film publishing. ... It must be art cinema's most defiant hour. ... it challenges us to take serious cinema seriously. And no one could dispute the front flyleaf's claim: "Take 100 is the first-ever film festival attempted between the covers of a book." ... The photographs are sensational ... The accompanying texts are anything but glossy. Earnest, intelligent ... why [...] have I fallen for the book? Because I admire its quixotry: how it goes into battle against the windmills. ... Of course, it is desirable that the world wakes up to intelligent cinema and the importance it can have in our lives. If fracturing our coffee tables will do it, bring on the mega-books. ... I myself found Take 100 quite an education. There are a dozen directors here I have barely heard of - even as a full-time, festival traipsing critic. ... Let the new age begin. Let Hollywood blockbuster cinema be consigned to slim or dusty paperbacks while art cinema is embraced by publishers with a Babylonian, even Brobdingnagian, vision.' Financial Times