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
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
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
Sophie Blaney-Parslow remains under the spell of The Falling, debut film feature by British director Carol Morley
Sophie Blaney-Parslow // 3 May 2015
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
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
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
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
With a record-breaking number of female directors represented at this year's festival, Sophie Mayer offers a feministly subjective 'What to see' guide
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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
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
Sophie Mayer finds recent collection of essays on women's cinema a mixed bag but a powerful tool nevertheless
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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
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
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
Ania Ostrowska is taken with Barbara Sukowa's audacious portrayal of Hannah Arendt in a recent biopic by Margarethe von Trotta
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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
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
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
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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
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
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
Huma Munshi admires director Annemarie Jacir for filling her film about Palestinian refugees with hope
Huma Munshi // 20 April 2013
On Sunday 10 March 2013 Women of the World Festival held the exclusive world premiere of Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth, a feature-length documentary by Pratibha Parmar about the life...
Ania Ostrowska // 30 March 2013