Alejandro González Iñárritu behind the lens
He's proven himself a master storyteller with the likes of Amores perros (2000), Powder Keg [part of the BMW Films - The Hire] (2001) and 21 Grams (2003).
The man is an artist - an auteur in the truest sense of the word.
Promotional art for Babel
I know I'm a tad late to the party BUT I have to say this. I need to say it;
In Babel (2006) Iñárritu gives us an almost lyrical story born of a masterful script (Guillermo Arriaga) supported by sublime music (Gustavo Santaolalla) and emotive cinematography (Rodrigo Prieto) - to say nothing of the subdued, exceptional, performances by a brilliant cast.
True to his style, there are still the consistent, more-bitter-than-sweet, seemingly-unrelated-at-first interconnecting, storylines... but truer still, is the manner in which he presents this - an exquisite masterpiece.
If you are a fan of any of Iñárritu's previous efforts, or of film in general, and you've still not seen this - you're in for a treat when you do...