Articles about 'women filmmakers'

Plastic surgeons and fortune tellers

L W Yates hails a nuanced sketch of a young Iranian woman masterfully constructed in Mania Akbari's One. Two. One

L W Yates // 29 September 2013

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

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 // 12 August 2013

Categories: Culture and Media, Features, Interviews

The revolutionary with a bike

Huma Munshi reviews Wadjda and talks to Haifaa al-Mansour, the first Saudi woman director

Huma Munshi // 16 July 2013

Categories: Films, Reviews

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

Feminism on film @ Open City Docs Fest plus COMPETITION

Hot on the heels of Sheffield Doc/Fest that finished last Sunday, Open City Docs Fest is bringing an amazing selection of 132 documentaries to London. The festival will run from...

Ania Ostrowska // 18 June 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

Young Palestinian boy as a vehicle for hope

Huma Munshi admires director Annemarie Jacir for filling her film about Palestinian refugees with hope

Huma Munshi // 20 April 2013

Categories: Films, Reviews

How far is one mile

Sophie Mayer interviews Penny Woolcock about making her last film that documents attempts at truce by members of two warring Birmingham postcode gangs

Sophie Mayer // 4 April 2013

Categories: Films, Reviews

New review: Beauty in Truth

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

Categories: Blog

Beautiful life of Alice Walker

Inspired by a biopic of Alice Walker, Huma Munshi reminds us we cannot deny race in feminist discourse

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Categories: Events, Films, Reviews

Birds Eye View 2013: celebrating Arab women filmmakers (plus COMPETITION!)

After a one year sabbatical due to funding cuts last year, Birds Eye View Film Festival returns in 2013 to celebrate Arab women filmmakers. Two preview events took place already...

Ania Ostrowska //

Categories: Blog

On UFO and Chinese women

M. Lý-Eliot praises independent Chinese director Xiaolu Guo's latest offering

M. Ly-Eliot // 17 March 2013

Categories: Films, Reviews

New review: Perfection

Californian filmmaker Christina Beck wrote, directed and starred in her independently produced film Perfection that tells the story of Kristabelle (Beck herself), a retiring and timid woman living with her...

Ania Ostrowska // 23 February 2013

Categories: Blog

Towards perfection

Impressed with director Christine Beck's dedication to her first feature, Katherine Wootton praises the story of two women caught up in a quest for bodily perfection

Katherine Wootton //

Categories: Films, Reviews

New review: Lore

Some children grow up faster than others. This happens often in the war zones, with parents killed or missing and children left to stand up for themselves or turned into...

Ania Ostrowska // 20 February 2013

Categories: Blog

In her parents’ shadow

Ania Ostrowska reviews Lore by Cate Shortland, an accelerated coming of age story set amid the chaotic twilight of Second World War

Ania Ostrowska //

Categories: Films, Reviews

Hip Hop Hijabis: documentary on hip hop, Islam and women’s rights

Mette Reitzel is a Danish born London based documentary filmmaker working with Faction Films A recent UK parliamentary report revealed that some Muslim women are removing their headscarves and anglicising...

Guest Blogger // 19 February 2013

Categories: Blog

UK premiere of Perfection: this Saturday @ the RIO Cinema, London

A film for those of you based in London and interested in the issue of body image in mainstream culture and how it influences women’s lives and behaviour: Perfection (2012),...

Ania Ostrowska // 7 February 2013

Categories: Blog

Beat the winter blues with London Comedy Film Festival 24-27 January (plus COMPETITION!)

While it remains contested exactly which week of the year is the most miserable one, a non-for-profit foundation LOCO will definitely brighten up the next week for Londoners. London Comedy...

Ania Ostrowska // 16 January 2013

Categories: Blog

First ever London Feminist Film Festival opens in Hackney on Thursday

With many screenings sold out already, a vibrant website featuring interviews with filmmakers and a four day programme packed full of films from around the world, the first ever London...

Ania Ostrowska // 27 November 2012

Categories: Blog

Underwire Film Festival: celebrating shorts by women. At the Ritzy until Saturday!

UnderWire festival opened last night for the third time. It was launched in 2010 by Gabriella Apicella and Gemma Mitchell who believed that women working in the UK film industry...

Ania Ostrowska // 21 November 2012

Categories: Blog

Louder than missiles

Developing in the shadow of crises both international and intimate, Sally Potter's Ginger and Rosa is a touching coming-of-age story marked by a fiery presence of a young woman in its centre, says Sophie Mayer

Sophie Mayer // 10 October 2012

Categories: Films, Reviews

Joanna Hogg: a very British outsider

Paying close attention to director Joanna Hogg's creative process, Selina Robertson praises the filmmaker's two feature films as both truly independent and of great import for the British cinematic landscape

Selina Robertson // 24 May 2012

Categories: Films, Reviews

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