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A Celebration of Female Filmmakers


On the Rocks (2020) - Sofia Coppola

There is always the appearance of an effortlessly cool aura that Sofia Coppola films exude and there is no better actor to embody that...

Clemency (2019) - Chinonye Chukwu

Clemency is a masterpiece that contains one of recent cinema's great performances and assured, brilliant direction from Chinonye Chukwu

Dark River (2018) - Clio Barnard

Rural life has been fertile ground in recent years for British filmmakers. Clio Barnard's excellent Dark River joins Hope Dickson Leach's...

Hustlers (2019) - Lorene Scafaria

Hustlers is a celebration of feminity, female friendship and a part of society too often overlooked and kept down by the world. Set...

High Life (2019) - Claire Denis

High Life, Claire Denis' first English language film, plays out like a thought experiment. Aboard a spaceship on a mission to extract...

Leave No Trace (2018) Debra Granik

Leave No Trace is pure, essential cinema. I was awestruck and dumbfounded by the sheer brilliance of Debra Granik's follow up to Winter's...

Wayne's World (1992) - Penelope Spheeris

With a successful career as a writer, producer and director across a range of films including comedy, mockumentary and and documentaries...

Out of Blue (2019) - Carol Morley

It would be undermining the complexity and originality of Out of Blue to describe it as police procedural, even though the film does...

A Wrinkle In Time (2018) - Ava DuVernay

A dazzling, visual treat, A Wrinkle In Time, based on the best-selling 1962 book by Madeleine L'Engle, is as much an ambitious failure as...

Booksmart (2019) - Olivia Wilde

The coming of age comedy is a tried and tested genre. Often, too often, it feels little too trying. When done right, it taps into...



A Celebration of Female Filmmakers throughout the history of cinema

Women were an integral part of early cinema, both in front of and behind the camera. Then the studios rose to dominance and women were sidelined. For much of cinema men dominated behind the camera. Even those women who played vital roles in cinema were under appreciated and not sufficiently celebrated. Only recently has the balanced begun to be redressed. This blog is a celebration of the female voices of cinema. Their films, their visions and the fight to have a place behind the camera. Telling stories that matter to them.


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