Female Directed Films You Need to See

“And here are the all male nominees…”

  1. Lost in Translation: directed by Sofia Coppola, the film won the Academy Award for Most Original Screenplay. An aging movie star meets a young newlywed in Tokyo, and the two find comfort and understanding with each other in foreign land.
  2. 13th: a Netflix original directed by Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, with a focus on the fact that our prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans.
  3. Tomboy: Directed by Céline Sciamma, the film encapsulates queer childhood, and the subtle but ever present ways boys and girls sort themselves from an early age.
  4. Stories We Tell: Actress and Filmmaker Sarah Polley gives a deeply personal insight on her life, blurring the lines between filmmaker and film, and explores the profound truth about the nature of story telling.
  5. We Need To Talk About Kevin: Lynne Ramsay tells the story of a mother coping with horrifying decisions made by her son, while piecing together the In one moment, the freedom of handheld camera movements embody the rush of Swinton’s Eva falling in love. In the next, a static close-up evokes the suffocating isolation of her mounting grief.”
  6. The Beguiled:The unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girls school in Virginia during the American Civil War leads to jealousy and betrayal.

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