Articles about 'women filmmakers'

A girl at my door: interview with July Jung

Sophie Mayer talks to July Jung as her first feature film opens in the UK cinemas

Sophie Mayer // 14 September 2015

Categories: Blog

On love and abandonment: The Second Mother

Huma Munshi is touched by The Second Mother, Brazilian director Anna Muylaert’s film about a domestic worker that questions rigid social hierarchies as well as obvious familial arrangements

Huma Munshi // 1 September 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

Thank fuck, it’s Tuesday

Praising Sophie Hyde's debut feature, Sophie Mayer asserts you will never look at a Tuesday in quite the same way

Sophie Mayer // 4 August 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

“If you’ve written good characters, I think that their colour drops away”: interview with Gina Prince-Bythewood

Grace Barber-Plentie talks to Gina Prince-Bythewood, director of Beyond the Lights, about feminism, “black films” and the importance of a good soundtrack

Grace Barber-Plentie // 31 July 2015

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

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

Girlhood: just add a glimmer of hope

Huma Munshi is happy to see four black Parisian girls in a film devoted entirely to their experiences but would like to see them flourishing, not just struggling to get by

Huma Munshi // 8 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

Feminist film badass: an interview with Elisabeth Subrin

Sophie Mayer talks to Elisabeth Subrin, director of Shulie, a 1997 shot-for-shot remake of 1967 documentary about Shulamith Firestone during her time as an art student

Sophie Mayer // 29 April 2015

Categories: Culture and Media, Features

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

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

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 // 10 October 2014

Categories: Films, Reviews

Horror in paradise

Sophie Mayer looks at Lucia Puenzo's Wakolda, film narrating the Patagonian epilogue to extremely dark period in European history

Sophie Mayer // 7 August 2014

Categories: Films, Reviews

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 // 3 July 2014

Categories: Books, Reviews

New interview: Sini Anderson on The Punk Singer

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

Categories: Blog

Birds Eye View Festival opens on Tuesday

Birds Eye View Festival is back! The 10th Festival edition will run from 8 to 13 April 2014 at venues including BFI Southbank, Barbican, ICA, Curzon Soho and Electric Cinema....

Ania Ostrowska // 5 April 2014

Categories: Blog

Birds Eye View festival: International Women’s Day Gala and COMPETITION

The Birds Eye View Film Festival (8-13 April) is delighted to announce details of its annual International Women’s Day Gala (8 March) and the festival’s opening and closing night films,...

Ania Ostrowska // 2 March 2014

Categories: Blog

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

Building castles in the sand

Marta Owczarek reviews Sandcastle by Shomshuklla and talks to the director about her film debut

Marta Owczarek //

Categories: Films, Reviews

London Feminist Film Festival: 24-30 November in Hackney

After a very successful first edition last year, London Feminist Film Festival returns to the Hackney Picturehouse on Sunday 24 November. The festival has been extended to a whole week...

Ania Ostrowska // 19 November 2013

Categories: Blog

UnderWire festival at The Yard Theatre: 19-23 November

Fourth edition of UnderWire film festival kicks off on Tuesday 19 November at the Yard Theatre in Hackney Wick, East London. You are invited to join the organisers for a...

Ania Ostrowska // 15 November 2013

Categories: Blog

New review: Sister

“It is difficult to know where to begin to review Brenda Davis’ Sister and that is no criticism of the quality of the production,” writes our new contributor Holly Millar....

Ania Ostrowska // 25 October 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 //

Categories: Films, Reviews

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