Articles by Ania Ostrowska

You are born free and you are born brave

Ania Ostrowska chats to Erin Heidenreich, director of documentary Girl Unbound showing at the Human Rights Watch Festival in London

Ania Ostrowska // 13 March 2017

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

How close can you get? Karen Guthrie in conversation

Ania Ostrowska talks to Karen Guthrie about the making of her intimate family documentary The Closer We Get

Ania Ostrowska // 6 September 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Family, Features, Interviews

The editor rotates, again

Ania Ostrowska passes the editorial baton on to Holly Combe

Ania Ostrowska // 15 July 2016

Categories: Blog

From Serena Williams to Sonita Alizadeh: women in docs at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016

Ania Ostrowska looks at women on screen and behind the camera at the recent Sheffield Doc/Fest, the UK’s biggest documentary festival

Ania Ostrowska // 8 July 2016

Categories: Films, Reviews

Mustang: girls who want to run free

Ania Ostrowska recommends Mustang and chats to women behind The F-Rating and #genesisters

Ania Ostrowska // 15 May 2016

Categories: Blog

Calling the shots, calling out gender bias in film industry

Ania Ostrowska rounds up three recent reports on inequality in the UK film industry

Ania Ostrowska // 10 May 2016

Categories: Blog

“When we come out, our parents go into the closet themselves”: interview with Sophia Luvarà

Ania Ostrowska chats to Sophia Luvarà about her first documentary feature Inside the Chinese Closet and recommends you check out the Human Rights Watch Festival where it will soon be screening

Ania Ostrowska // 8 March 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

Hill farming, no sugar coating: an interview with the makers of Addicted to Sheep

Director Magali Pettier and co-producer Jan Cawood talk to Ania about their maverick documentary about farmers who breed sheep in the North Pennines

Ania Ostrowska // 10 January 2016

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

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

Interview with Sekiya Dorsett, director of the documentary Women and the Word: The Revival Movie

Ania Ostrowska // 18 November 2015

Categories: Blog

Underwire 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

See 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

Suffrajitsu 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

Girls 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 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

Little 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

New 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

Fabulous 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

Meet 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

New 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

New 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

New 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 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

New 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

London 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

New 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

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