Because I’m indecisive it’s a toss up between two!
Tomas Alfredson is responsible for two of the most stunning films I’ve seen in a while; Let the Right One In and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. While neither of these films are particularly favourites of mine, I was completely mesmerised by the amazing atmosphere that they made; in Let the Right One In you can practically feel the cold coming out of the TV screen, and Tinker Tailor is so authentic and the silence is so powerful. It’s not a particularly exciting film, it’s actually quite boring, but again I was mesmerised by the visuals, the props and costumes.
Guillermo Del Toro
I love Guillermo Del Toro‘s tendency for fantasy films with lots of awesome creatures. Hellboy is one of my favourite films, and I love Pans Labyrinth. When I heard about Pacific Rim months ago I got so excited; I’m a Ron Perlman fan and he and Del Toro work together quite a lot, and their friendship and good rapport is evident in their films and the films’ marketing which makes them a joy to watch. He was also executive producer for The Orphanage which is a great Spanish horror film. I’m yet to see Mama but have been wanting to for a while. There’s just something about his films that I love, and he seems like a genuinely nice guy too which is always a plus!