There are so many female directors who I love. If you click on the ‘female directors’ tag on the left of my blog page, you’ll see many examples; some with multiple films, others with only one.
There’s Ana Kokkinos, Claire Denis, Agnès Varda, Sophia Coppola, Mia Hansen-Løve, Cate Shortland, Kelly Reichardt, Rachel Perkins, Doris Dörrie, Maren Ade, Jane Campion, Sally Potter, Maya Newell, Lyn Ramsey and Agnieszka Smoczynska. And Lynn Shelton! I was so saddened to hear that she passed away last week as I loved Sword of Trust (2019), Your Sister’s Sister (2011) and Hump Day (2009).
I had to pick one, though, and I keep coming back to Raw (or Grave) – you can read my review here. It was the first feature of French screenwriter Julia Ducournau and I felt like a changed person after I saw it. It is surreal and demanding, gory and beautiful and ultimately about female desire and power. And vegetarians. If you don’t mind challenging films, I recommend you watch it.
And if the only film by a female director you can think of with this prompt is Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker (2008), then I’ll send you a list of what to watch.
Posted as part of the 30-Day Fillums Challenge, created by me. If you want to see what’s coming up, have a look at my post here and feel free to join in by commenting each day with your own choice.
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