Maren Ade’s Latest Film Toni Erdmann Is Both Long And Alluring

When the movie Toni Erdmann entered our lives last May we assumed without agenda this was about a father’s relationship with his (grown-up) daughter. Which it kind of is, but more than that it turns out to be about a daughter, and her relationship with her (juvenile) father. This is not exactly a devastating plot […]

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Femme Filmmakers Festival 2017: Day Three Program

Femme Filmmakers Festival — Day Three Program — Sunday 3rd September 2017 So here we are a Day Three of the Femme Filmmakers Festival already. And with it five more unmissable films directed by women, two features, and three shorts. See below for the feature film links, and in the meantime you’re only a scroll […]

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Watch: Saranne Bensusan’s 12 Minute Short Film Mano a Mono

Roughly twenty years is probably enough time for most audience members, if not this particular critic, to forget one of the most famous twists in movie history, especially when they only have to forget it for roughly ten minutes of a new film’s 12-minute running time. It is also true that Saranne Bensusan’s short film […]

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Lost in Translation: Visual Appreciation

  “I just don’t know what I’m supposed to be.”  In her sophomore smash hit, Sofia Coppola introduces us to a familiar world within the realms of loneliness and isolation. Lost in Translation revolves around Bob Harris (Bill Murray) who’s experiencing a mid-life crisis in Tokyo while filming a commercial advertising a whiskey for $2 million when he […]

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Femme Filmmakers Festival 2017: Day Two Program

Femme Filmmakers Festival — Day Two Program — Saturday 2nd September 2017 The Femme Filmmakers Festival flies into its second day, and with it the Directors Weekend with one of the modern day women directors, Sofia Coppola. The first of two of her feature films is available to stream on Saturday. Hopefully you’re still buzzing […]

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Stefanie Davis Talks Comedy, Action, And Her Undying Love For Filmmaking

  At just 3 minutes in length, brand new film short I Just Said That from Stefanie Davis shows a familiar side of the fiery temperaments of an adult relationship, and the spontaneous verbal intervention that can break the ice. “That one I wrote in an afternoon,” Davis explains, “with the line ‘romantic diarrhea’, I […]

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Femme Filmmakers Festival 2017: Day One Program

Femme Filmmakers Festival — Day One Program — Friday 1st September 2017 Like all the fine female filmmakers you are hopefully about to embark on, it is time to rise and shine. You may or may not know the drill with getting up and going to a film festival, but with the Femme Filmmakers Festival […]

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Femme Filmmakers Festival 2017 – Line-Up Announced

Here we are once again. I literally salivate at the mouth at the prospect of spending hours and hours in a darkened room with all these women. Women directors, and their marvelous work, as we fast approach the Directed By Women Worldwide Film Viewing Party. Following the success of last year’s online viewing event, Femme […]

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100 More Films Made By Women – Part 20 of 20

Let’s put this second 100 films made by women series to bed. We close with short films of intrigue and features of love. Find the whole lot and more under the female filmmakers section. Volta (2015) – Stella Kyriakopoulos Born in New Jersey, Greek film-maker-and-editor Stella Kyriakopoulos was raised in Athens, and these days resides […]

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100 More Films Made By Women – Part 19 of 20

As we just about draw the curtains on the 100 More Films Made By Women, there sure is a certain sadness, I’m not going to lie. After all the hard-work, the brain power, the anticipation, the digging, the discoveries, the watching, the writing – it comes down to this. With the final 10 movies with […]

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100 More Films Made By Women – Part 18 of 20

Young siblings pop up again, but with more than just rivalry on their plates. There’s 2 more fascinating documentaries, as well as 2 ‘based on real events’ fiction features. Let’s start with a pop star: W.E. (2011) – Madonna A seven-time Grammy Award winner, Madonna is known for her pop hits and superstar tours, but […]

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100 More Films Made By Women – Part 17 of 20

Well, here we have 5 more films made by women. As always you are implored to seek them out and watch them at your next convenience. Here we bring back our childhood, explore immediate family ties, as well as developing new romantic bonds. Sierra (2013) – Chelsea Christer A project extremely close to the heart […]

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100 More Films Made By Women – Part 16 of 20

Simple pleasures likes music cause a stir in one remarkable movie in the next 5 films made by women. And you think Pop Idol is controversial. Continue your education here: The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926) – Lotte Reiniger The oldest surviving animated film in the history is a breathtaking, truly adventurous and sensuous feast […]

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100 More Films Made By Women – Part 15 of 20

The despairs or romances of film-making are explored in this selection, the doubtful calm before the polarized storm. There’s a wedge of unrequited love and heart-led temptation thrown into the mix. Here are 5 more marvelous women and examples of their strong work. My Life Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (2014) – Liv Corfixen Danish […]

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100 More Films Made By Women – Part 14 of 20

Depths of motherhood, psychological romance, lustful vampires, and there’s a clay animation thrown in for good measure. Here are 5 more lady-helmed motion pictures for your viewing pleasure. Tallulah (2016) – Sian Heder Following a couple of short films and writing credits for Orange Is the New Black (Uzo Aduba has a cunning cameo here), Sian Heder […]

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100 More Films Made By Women – Part 13 of 20

The next 5 films provide yet another eclectic mix of both narrative and non-fiction films, with the women standing firm behind the camera and the story creations. Perceptions, what it is like to be a girl, to perform a dance, or children of varied cultures. You may recognize one short film as a Super Bowl […]

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100 More Films Made By Women – Part 12 of 20

The breakable glue of adult relationships, the search for one’s freedom, fictionalizing an iconic British political figure. And documentaries, unmissable accounts exposing the horrific lifestyles of children, delving deep into the life a legendary singer, suffering mothers of the third world. Educate yourself some more with the following extraordinary film-making from women. Born Into Brothels: Calcutta’s […]

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100 More Films Made By Women – Part 11 of 20

Into the second half of the 100 More Films Made By Women I have to confess that this is a terrific experience projecting these filmmakers into your eagerly-awaiting stratosphere. And these rare gems of varying film formats and subject matter are worth the wait. The next two parts, piercing, essential themes of motherhood, sisterhood, girlhood, […]

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100 More Films Made By Women – Part 10 of 20

Some productions so small in scale, budget, and running time, can sit alongside films made by iconic women also know for their singing and acting. As we reach the half-way point of our second helping of 100 films made by women we include an Oscar-less lady and characters with boxes for heads.. Corrugated Hearts (2010) […]

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