Articles about 'women directors'

How to be a feminist porn director

Laura Elias Casas interviews two women porn industry figures about where, how and why feminism fits in

Laura Elias Casas // 30 July 2017

Categories: Features, Interviews, Sex and Relationships

No man’s land belongs to women

Becky Kukla enjoys Wonder Woman so much that she cannot wait to see more superhero films directed by women

Becky Kukla // 11 June 2017

Categories: Films, Reviews

Femininity, sexuality and technicolour magic

Becky Kukla thinks that The Love Witch’s kitsch and technicolour style and insightful view of sexuality, feminism and gender in our world today make the film an instant classic

Becky Kukla // 17 May 2017

Categories: Films, Reviews

This film is hmmm…

Holly Millar sees potential in the story at the heart of agnès b.’s debut feature but is disappointed with how it was executed

Holly Millar // 29 June 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

SERET 2015 Festival preview: Self Made

Agata Ostrowska enjoys the eeriness of Shira Geffen's new film, to be screened during the upcoming London Israeli Film and Television Festival (11-21 June)

Agata Ostrowska // 30 May 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

When a vampire wears a chador

Corrina Antrobus relishes Ana Lily Amirpour's self-described "Iranian Vampire Spaghetti Western" A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

Corrina Antrobus // 18 May 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

Girls, falling

Sophie Blaney-Parslow remains under the spell of The Falling, debut film feature by British director Carol Morley

Sophie Blaney-Parslow // 3 May 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

Desiree Akhavan: it matters which stories we tell

Desiree Akhavan talks to Sophie Mayer about studying with Ira Sachs, getting real about onscreen sex and why we need more selfish female protagonists

Sophie Mayer // 28 February 2015

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

Don’t be afraid of Vagina Wolf

Agata Ostrowska is impressed with Anna Margarita Albelo's debut feature about creative adventures of "Bridget Jones' older lesbian sister"

Agata Ostrowska // 12 January 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

Ada & After: Women do science [fiction]: 20-23 November 2014

This is a guest post by Selina Robertson. Selina is a freelance film programmer and writer, curating queer film programmes in the UK and at international film festivals. Together with...

Guest Blogger // 12 November 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

Girlhoods, Margaritas and Björk: watching women at the London Film Festival

With a record-breaking number of female directors represented at this year's festival, Sophie Mayer offers a feministly subjective 'What to see' guide

Sophie Mayer //

Categories: Films, Reviews

Changing 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

New 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

Under and through the celluloid ceiling

Sophie Mayer finds recent collection of essays on women's cinema a mixed bag but a powerful tool nevertheless

Sophie Mayer //

Categories: Books, Reviews

New review: Sandcastle

Marta Owczarek, who has been contributing to our music reviews section recently, watched Sandcastle during recent London International Film Festival and reviews it for The F-Word. Marta also got to...

Ania Ostrowska // 3 December 2013

Categories: Blog

Learning from sisters

Holly Millar pays homage to Brenda Davis' film Sister, a penetrating examination of maternal mortality in Cambodia, Haiti and Ethiopia

Holly Millar // 25 October 2013

Categories: Films, Reviews

New review: Hannah Arendt

As I was watching Hannah Arendt, the most recent film by established German director Margarethe von Trotta (Rosenstrasse, Rosa Luxemburg), I was wondering how (if at all) it is relevant...

Ania Ostrowska // 7 October 2013

Categories: Blog

Thinking is a lonely business

Ania Ostrowska is taken with Barbara Sukowa's audacious portrayal of Hannah Arendt in a recent biopic by Margarethe von Trotta

Ania Ostrowska //

Categories: Films, Reviews

Back in her own back yard

In her documentary about Tamil woman poet Salma, Kim Longinotto gives us a story of emancipation with an unexpected ending, says Sophie Mayer

Sophie Mayer // 26 September 2013

Categories: Films, Reviews

New review: Eden

Eden, a recent film by Megan Griffiths , explores internal sex trafficking in the US. It is based on the true story of Chong Kim – a Korean American who...

Ania Ostrowska // 12 August 2013

Categories: Blog

Far from Eden

M. Lý-Eliot hails a film about trafficking that avoids the pitfalls of graphic depiction of sexual exploitation and digs deeper in her interview with director Megan Griffiths

M. Ly-Eliot //

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

New review: Wadjda

Haifaa al-Mansour comes from a small Saudi town where she grew up, alongside her 11 siblings, in a progressive family of the poet Abdul Rahman Mansour. In her first short...

Ania Ostrowska // 16 July 2013

Categories: Blog

From Tehran with love: the cinema of Mania Akbari @ BFI PLUS competition

Between 14 and 28 July BFI Southbank is hosting a retrospective of Mania Akbari, one of Iran’s most distinctive filmmakers. Born in Tehran in 1974, in 2002 Akbari played the...

Ania Ostrowska // 9 July 2013

Categories: Blog

London Feminist Film Festival returns!

This is call for submissions from the team behind the London Feminist Film Festival that premiered last December, becoming a big success. Ania blogged about last year’s edition and interviewed...

Guest Blogger // 13 May 2013

Categories: Blog

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