Directed By Women

  • Cassandro, the Exotico!

    Movie

    Famed as much for his flamboyant drag and sky-high pompadour as for his show-stopping kicks and flips,
    Cassandro’s trailblazing ascent as one the industry’s first openly gay wrestlers has resonated internationally for a quarter century. Marie Losier captures the moving, humorous, and always colo...

  • Revolution: New Art for a New World

    Movie

    Drawing on the collections of major Russian institutions, contributions from contemporary artists, curators and performers, as well as personal testimony from the descendants of those involved, REVOLUTION: NEW ART FOR A NEW WORLD brings the art of the Russian Avant-Garde to life. This compelling ...

  • Narcissister Organ Player
    Movie + 3 extras

    Narcissister Organ Player

    Movie + 3 extras

    One of the contemporary art world’s most acclaimed mixed-media and performance artists, the masked and merkin-clad Narcissister is the subject of this smart, sassy documentary that showcases her spectacle-rich approach to explorations of gender, racial identity and sexuality. Directed by the enig...

  • Angry Inuk

    Movie

    Seal meat is a staple food for the Inuit people, and many of the pelts are sold to offset the extraordinary cost of hunting. Inuit are spread across extensive lands and waters, and their tiny population is faced with a disproportionate responsibility for protecting the environment. They are pushi...

  • My Art
    Movie

    My Art

    Movie

    The debut feature from celebrated artist Laurie Simmons follows single artist Ellie (played by Simmons herself) who, when offered the summer house and studio of a famous friend in upstate New York, seizes the opportunity to hit the reset button on her life and work. She unwittingly finds inspirat...

  • Hamlet
    Movie

    Hamlet

    Movie

    Shakespeare’s most iconic work, HAMLET is the ultimate play about loyalty, love, betrayal, murder and madness. Every production is defined by its lead actor. In this stripped back, fresh and fast-paced staging by Sarah Frankcom for the Royal Exchange Theatre, Maxine Peake (THE THEORY OF EVERYTHIN...

  • The Forest for the Trees

    Movie

    The debut feature by TONI ERDMANN director Maren Ade and Winner of the 2005 Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize for World Cinema. Bursting with idealism, Melanie Pröschle, a young teacher from the countryside, starts her first job at a high school in the city. Desperate to fulfill her hope...

  • I Am Not a Witch

    Movie

    In her BAFTA award-winning debut feature, Rungano Nyoni crafts a satirical feminist fairy tale set in present-day Zambia. When nine-year-old Shula is accused of witchcraft, she is exiled to a witch camp run by Mr. Banda, a corrupt and inept government official. Tied to the ground by a white ribbo...

  • Marquise
    Movie

    Marquise

    Movie

    Sophie Marceau stars as Marquise, the beautiful street dancer who found fame and notoriety among the seventeenth century aristocratic elite under the stage name Mademoiselle Du Parc. Raising herself out of poverty, Marquise joins Molière’s theater company after capturing the heart of his lead act...

  • Rafiki
    Movie + 1 extra

    Rafiki

    Movie + 1 extra

    Bursting with the colorful street style and music of Nairobi’s vibrant youth culture, RAFIKI is a tender love story between two young women in a country that still criminalizes homosexuality. Kena and Ziki have long been told that “good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives” – but they yearn for ...

  • Scarlet Diva
    Movie + 6 extras

    Scarlet Diva

    Movie + 6 extras

    In her stunning, semi-autobiographical directorial feature debut, Asia Argento plays Anna Battista, a rising young actress who, despite her popularity and success, experiences despair and degradation at the hands of an abusive industry. Her harrowing journey towards redemption leads her on a sor...

  • Twin Flower

    Movie

    Sixteen-year-old Anna is on the run, escaping from a violent event that has not only traumatized her but left her voiceless. On the road she is rescued by Basim, a teenage illegal immigrant from Ivory Coast. Together they embark on a perilous journey through the deserted lands, woods, villages an...

  • Antonia's Line

    Movie

    In the aftermath of WWII, strong-willed Antonia returns to her small hometown where she has inherited her mother’s farm. Antonia, joined by her free-spirited artist daughter Danielle, ingratiate themselves with the town’s tight-knit and eccentric community. As the years unfold, love and tragedy c...

  • I Am Yours

    Movie

    Mina is a young single mother in Oslo, juggling 6 year old Felix's upbringing and her troublesome relationship with her traditional Pakistani family that doesn't approve of her life choices. Constantly looking for love in all the wrong places, Mina falls in and out of relationships with a string ...

  • Nude Area
    Movie

    Nude Area

    Movie

    In a series of 15 vignettes, NUDE AREA tells the sensual and seductive story of a forbidden love between two very different girls living in Amsterdam. Dutch teenager Naomi hails from posh Amsterdam South. Fama is a beautiful Middle Eastern girl from the poor quarters of Amsterdam East. They meet ...

  • Amour Fou
    Movie + 1 extra

    Amour Fou

    Movie + 1 extra

    Inspired by the actual suicide of Heinrich von Kleist (author of THE MARQUISE OF O...) and Henrietta Vogel, AMOUR FOU is a Cannes Film Festival-nominated wry period dramedy, which went on to win 2 prizes at the Austrian Film Awards. Forever under-appreciated and melancholy, Heinrich is a young po...

  • For a Woman
    Movie + 1 extra

    For a Woman

    Movie + 1 extra

    Directed by Diane Kurys (PEPPERMINT SODA, Academy Award nominee ENTRE NOUS), FOR A WOMAN tells the story of 30-something writer Anne, who delves into her parents' life stories after the death of her mother. The young couple met in the concentration camps during World War II, before moving to Fran...

  • Breathe
    Movie

    Breathe

    Movie

    Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds, Beginners) directs this taut, nuanced story about the depths of female friendships and the dark side of teenage infatuations, based on the best-selling young adult novel by Anne-Sophie Brasme. Seventeen-year-old Charlie (Joséphine Japy) is frustrated by her ...

  • Corpo Celeste

    Movie

    Having recently returned to her native Italy after living in Switzerland for 10 years, 13-year-old Marta is left to her own devices while her mother toils away at work. A stranger in her town, Marta's only source of socialization is the local church, where she takes classes to prepare for her con...

  • You Will Be Mine

    Movie

    Marie Dandin (Judith Davis), a promising young concert pianist, leaves home to study at the prestigious Lyons National Conservatory. Shy and innocent, she moves in with her childhood friend Emma (Isild Le Besco) who has lived alone since the death of her father years earlier. The intimate bond th...

  • Blush
    Movie + 1 extra

    Blush

    Movie + 1 extra

    Naama (Sivan Noam Shimon) is seventeen and bored. Living in a sleepy suburb outside of Tel Aviv, she spends most of her time drinking and partying in order to escape from her bickering parents at home. Everything changes when Dana (Jade Sakori), a free-spirited new girl shows up at school. Naama ...

  • Arranged
    Movie

    Arranged

    Movie

    Rochel (Zoe Lister-Jones), an Orthodox Jew, and Nasira (Francis Benhamou), a devout Muslim, are new teachers at a Brooklyn public school. They are both also going through the process of arranged marriages according to their respective cultural traditions. Feeling crushing pressure from their re...

  • Ambrosia
    Movie

    Ambrosia

    Movie

    AMBROSIA is the story of an Iranian-Canadian couple, Ali and Leila (former model and Miss Universe Canada, Sahar Biniaz), who dream of an exciting future in Vancouver. Ali owns a pizza shop and thinks of expanding and Leila is an up-and-coming clothing designer. However, their situations change d...

  • Room 304
    Movie

    Room 304

    Movie

    From the producer of THE WHISTLEBLOWER and DIANA. Startling tales of sex, betrayal and corruption unravel in a Copenhagen hotel when disparate lives intersect in a twist of fate.

    DIRECTED BY BIRGITTE STAERMOSE
    DENMARK | 2011 | ENGLISH, DANISH AND GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES