Articles by Ania Ostrowska

Fringe-cropFringe! Fest highlight: Women and the Word director Q&A (plus competition)

Fabulous Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest is back in East London venues 24-29 November, with this year’s programme filled to the brim: you can still book your tickets, there...

Ania Ostrowska // 18 November 2015

Categories: Blog

underwireCROPUnderwire festival: 20-22 November @ Hackney Picturehouse

Underwire festival is back, in its sixth year, and we have some tickets for you!

Ania Ostrowska // 10 November 2015

Categories: Blog

Suffragette_cropSee Suffragette with other The F-Word readers!

We're giving away tickets to a special The F-Word screening of Suffragette, in partnership with Vue

Ania Ostrowska // 16 October 2015

Categories: Blog

SUFFRAGETTE-50Suffrajitsu with Nikki Sahota

To coincide with the release of Suffragette, women were taught self defence in a jiu-jitsu workshop

Ania Ostrowska // 12 October 2015

Categories: Blog, Events

5007841Girls and the city

Ania Ostrowska recommends The Group, a cinematic grandmother of Sex and the City and its cousins

Ania Ostrowska // 6 April 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

Hip_Hop_HijabisHip Hop Hijabis: new documentary about two unlikely Emcees

Two years ago documentary filmmaker Mette Reitzel blogged for us about the fascinating project she was working on at the time, inviting The F-Word readers to contribute to the film’s...

Ania Ostrowska // 5 March 2015

Categories: Blog

BechdelRuleLittle women, big stories: Bechdel Test Fest’s March strand

March just keeps on giving and I would like to make an addition to my previous feminist films post. It’s been 30 years since Alison Bechdel came up with ‘The...

Ania Ostrowska // 4 March 2015

Categories: Blog

Desiree-Akhavan-in-Appropriate-BehaviourNew interview with Desiree Akhavan

“Love or hate Girls, Desiree Akhavan currently has what seems like the best job in the world,” says Sophe Mayer introducing her interview with director and lead of Appropriate Behavior,...

Ania Ostrowska // 28 February 2015

Categories: Blog

Daisies_5Fabulous feminist films in March

Hello film lovers! Hope you’re successfully stumbling through February, this renowned worst month of the year. Traditionally I am not covering the Oscars (for many reasons, but you may check...

Ania Ostrowska // 21 February 2015

Categories: Blog

photo-2Meet Grandma Ray and her creative granddaughter

Lisa Gornick talks about her unique live drawing comedy show before its impending performance at Soho Theatre

Ania Ostrowska // 6 February 2015

Categories: Features, Interviews

Who-Is-Afraid-of-Vagina-Wolf_posterNew review: Who’s afraid of Vagina Wolf?

Happy New Film Year! My first offering for you in 2015 is a hilarious lesbian comedy Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf?, a debut feature by Anna Margarita Albelo, director of...

Ania Ostrowska // 12 January 2015

Categories: Blog

Vessel-posterNew review: Vessel by Liz Smith

Director/producer Diana Whitten and her team introduce their documentary Vessel thus: “Vessel begins with a young doctor who lived by the sea, and an unlikely idea. Rebecca Gomperts, horrified by...

Ania Ostrowska // 6 December 2014

Categories: Blog

Amy_NickNew review: Gone Girl

It is virtually impossible to review either Gillian Flynn’s novel Gone Girl or its film adaptation by David Fincher (also based on Flynn’s screenplay) without major spoilers. That’s why we’re...

Ania Ostrowska // 11 November 2014

Categories: Blog

Underwire_logoUnderwire festival: 11-15 November @ The Yard Theatre

It’s that time of the year again! Underwire film festival, celebrating shorts by women since 2010, is back in The Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick, London form Tuesday to Saturday....

Ania Ostrowska // 8 November 2014

Categories: Blog

Unearthed_KarooNew review: Unearthed

As our contributor Marta Owczarek says, by now probably “we’ve all heard about fracking” and most of us have heard arguments for and against the procedure (coming from the oil...

Ania Ostrowska // 27 October 2014

Categories: Blog

LFF-logoLondon Film Festival preview

BFI London Film Festival opened on Wednesday and I am offering you a very subjective preview by Sophie Mayer, who is is currently writing Political Animals: The New Feminist Cinema....

Ania Ostrowska // 10 October 2014

Categories: Blog

Boyhood_Mason_and_SamanthaNew review: Boyhood by Sophie Mayer

The F-Word is coming to Richard Linklater’s summer blockbuster Boyhood a bit late, but that might be for the better: a smaller danger of spoilers and a bigger chance for...

Ania Ostrowska // 22 September 2014

Categories: Blog

LOVE-HOTEL-POSTERLove Hotel: UK premiere and review by CN Lester

There are 37,000 Love Hotels in Japan visited by 2.8 million people every day. With unprecedented access to one of them, the Angelo in Osaka, directors Phil Cox and Hikaru...

Ania Ostrowska // 15 September 2014

Categories: Blog

New review: Finding Vivian Maier, by Hayley Ellis Jones

The F-Word’s contributor Hayley Ellis Jones reviews a 2013 documentary Finding Vivian Maier that you can still catch in selected cinemas. Earlier this year Hayley reviewed another documentary about outstanding...

Ania Ostrowska // 8 September 2014

Categories: Blog

jenny_coffeeNew review: Obvious Child, by Sophie Mayer

Obvious Child, the first ever abortion rom-com opens in UK cinemas today. Quite surprising, isn’t it? The film’s director, Gillian Robespierre, based it on her 2009 short of the same...

Ania Ostrowska // 29 August 2014

Categories: Blog

WhiteboardChanging the world, one feminist filmmaker on Wikipedia at a time

WARNING: this post includes numerous links to Wikipedia pages with feminist film content Have you ever looked up your favourite film online and found… absolutely nothing? That’s the case for...

Ania Ostrowska // 1 August 2014

Categories: Blog

Sheff_logoNew review: Sheffield Doc/Fest 2014 (a secret thread of feminist elders)

Sophie Mayer reports back from this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest, highlighting documentaries by women and about amazing women activists and filmmakers from all over the world. Read Sophie’s review and comment....

Ania Ostrowska // 22 July 2014

Categories: Blog

Celluloid_ceiling_coverNew review: Celluloid ceiling

Celluloid Ceiling: Women Film Directors Breaking Through, edited by Gabrielle Kelly and Cheryl Robson, is the latest title in the Women and the Arts series from Supernova Books. Sophie Mayer...

Ania Ostrowska // 3 July 2014

Categories: Blog

Johansson_carNew review: Under the Skin

Joining the fray a bit late (not even mentioning mainstream media but Bitch magazine published two different takes on the film already, interesting reads if you want to explore more:...

Ania Ostrowska // 17 June 2014

Categories: Blog

From-FotDS-websiteNew review: Forest of the Dancing Spirits

Our regular contributor Chrissy D thought she might not like the film she was about to review for The F-Word: “I thought Forest of the Dancing Spirits might be hard...

Ania Ostrowska // 11 June 2014

Categories: Blog


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