The Shanghai director was more than willing to name those whom he admires when CS asked him. “In the west, Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese and Matteo Garrone are filmmakers who influence me a lot.

And from Asia, Korean director Joon-ho Bong is a personal favourite. Among the Indian lot, Satyajit Ray, Shekhar Kapur, Ketan Mehta, Shyam Benegal, Vishal Bhardwaj, Sudhir Mishra, Anurag Kashyap, Shimit Amin and Anand Gandhi are the ones I admire,” says Dibakar.

Dibakar Banerjee