Female Gaze: Women Directors + Women Cinematographers
This sprawling selection of films both directed and shot by women testifies to an extraordinary tradition of female collaboration behind the camera. Spanning the last half century of cinema and including work by trailblazing director-cinematographer duos such as Chantal Akerman and Babette Mangolte (JEANNE DIELMAN, 23 QUAI DU COMMERCE, 1080 BRUXELLES; NEWS FROM HOME), Claire Denis and Agnès Godard (BEAU TRAVAIL, LET THE SUNSHINE IN), and Jane Campion and Sally Bongers (A GIRL’S OWN STORY, SWEETIE), as well as fruitful recent partnerships like Céline Sciamma and Crystel Fournier (TOMBOY, GIRLHOOD) and Josephine Decker and Ashley Connor (BUTTER ON THE LATCH, THOU WAST MILD AND LOVELY), these extraordinary films reveal a vital legacy of visionary women seizing the tools of visual storytelling and opening up new possibilities for cinema.
Let the Sunshine In
Directed by Claire Denis • 2017 • France
Starring Juliette Binoche, Xavier Beauvois, Philippe Katerine
Two luminaries of French cinema, Claire Denis and Juliette Binoche, unite for the first time in this piercing look at the elusive nature of true love, and the extent to which we are willing to ...
I Dream You Dream of Me
Directed by Jennifer Reeder • 2018 • United States
Starring Angelica Ross
A lone woman marks her trail and sheds some excess baggage along the way in this feminist western-meets-horror fever dream.
Directed by Adinah Dancyger • 2019 • United States
Starring Hannah Gross
One woman’s Sisyphean attempt to transport an old mattress into a new walk-up apartment is transformed into a feat of absurdist cinematic choreography in this wordless, gracefully contained and conceived vignette full of hu...