A fantastic filmography of filmmaking brothers

Auguste and Louis Lumière - France

The Lumière brothers – Auguste and Louis – played a primordial role in the history of cinema and photography. A restored and annotated collection of around 100 of their short films, which are listed amongst the world’s first animated images, was recently edited and will feature as part of our 15 European documentaries you should not miss

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne - Belgium

Well known for their social dramas, Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne have notably received the Golden Palm twice at the Cannes Film Festival, for Rosetta in 1999, and forThe Child, in 2005. Their tenth full-length feature film, The Unknown Girl, is currently in post-production.

Arnaud and Jean-Marie Larrieu - France

In Love is the Perfect Crime, available on Video on Demand from 4 April as part of the Men on the Edge/Des Hommes à Cran collection, the Larrieu brothers follow Marc (Mathieu Amalric), a university literature professor with a reputation for having love affairs with his female students.  A few days after the disappearance of one of the most brilliant of these, his latest conquest, he meets Anna (Maïwenn) who is trying to find out more about her missing stepdaughter...

Other films amongst the credits of these directors include, notably, the recent 21 nights with Pattie, and To Paint or Make Love, in competition at Cannes, 2005.

Vittorio and Paolo Taviani - Italy

Brothers Vittorio and Paolo Taviani, aged 86 and 84 respectively, are a well-known Italian director/screenwriter duo. Father and Master received the Golden Palm at Cannes in 1977, and The Night of the Shooting Stars was awarded the Jury Prize in 1982. In 2012, their docudrama, Caesar Must Die, received the Golden Bear for best film at the Berlinale.  Their most recent full-length feature film, Wondrous Boccaccio, is based on the stories of Boccaccio’s The Decameron.

Joel and Ethan Coen - USA

Cannes Film Festival jury presidents in 2015, Joel and Ethan Cohen are two ultra-talented and celebrated American filmmakers, with many strings to their bow: not only are they directors, but also screenwriters, producers and editors.   Amongst their most notable films are Fargo in 1996, The Big Lebowski in 1998, O’Brother, Where Art Thou? in 2000, No Country for Old Men in 2007, Burn After Reading in 2008 and Inside Llewyn Davis in 2013. Their most recent full-length feature film, Hail, Caesar!, opened the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival.

Andy and Lana Wachowski – USA

American directors Andy and Lana Wachowski directed the Matrix trilogy, and, more recently, Cloud Atlas and Jupiter Ascending. The Wachowski brothers are now known as The Wachowskis, following Larry’s gender transition to Lana.

01 April 2016, by Cineuropa