Articles by Ania Ostrowska
To coincide with the release of Suffragette, women were taught self defence in a jiu-jitsu workshop
Ania Ostrowska // 12 October 2015
Ania Ostrowska recommends The Group, a cinematic grandmother of Sex and the City and its cousins
Ania Ostrowska // 6 April 2015
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
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
“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
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
Lisa Gornick talks about her unique live drawing comedy show before its impending performance at Soho Theatre
Ania Ostrowska // 6 February 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Following her review of The Punk Singer, Sophie Mayer interviewed the director, Sini Anderson, via Skype for The F-Word. I was lucky to witness another Skype interview with Anderson, on...
Ania Ostrowska // 29 May 2014
With great pleasure I’d like to announce that Sini Anderson’s 2013 documentary The Punk Singer will be screening in selected UK cinemas from Tuesday 13 May to 26 June. Kathleen...
Ania Ostrowska // 13 May 2014