in no particular order – Salaam Bombay , Mississippi Masala – Mira NairMy Brilliant Career, Mrs. Soffel, High Tide, The Last Days of Chez Nous – Gillian ArmstrongThe Gleaners and I – Agnes Varda
Claire Denis – passim
Lynne Ramsay – ditto
Barbara Kopple – ditto again
Catherine Breillat’s Fat Girl or Meshes of the Afternoon by Maya Deren
Brodre – Susanne Bier.
Cléo de 5 à 7 by Agnes Varda
Just about anything by Maya Deren and Marie Menken.
Deren – Meditation on Violence, Ritual in Transfigured Time, The Very Eye of Night, Meshes of the Afternoon
Menken – Moonplay, Dwightiana
Larisa Shepitko – The Ascent
Jeanne Dielman (Chantal Akerman)
Suzaku/Shara (Naomi Kawase)
The Silences of the Palace (Moufida Tlatli)
An Angel at my Table (Jane Campion)
The House is Black (Forugh Farrokhzad)
Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola)
Oriana (Fina Torres)
36 Chowringhee Lane (Aparna Sen)
The Woman Without Head (Lucrecia Martel)
Vagabond (Agnes Varda)
Chocolat – Claire Denis
The Piano – Jane Campion
Orlando – Sally Potter
Lost in Translation – Sofia Coppola
. Mr. and Mrs. Iyer-Aparna Sen-India
The Vagabond-Agnes Varda-France
Jaquot de Nantes-Agnes Varda-France
2, Rue de la Memoire-Marilu Mallet-Canada
Nanou- Connie Templeman-England
House Of Memories-Aparna Sen-India
A Tale Of Love-Trinh T. Minh-ha-USA
Jeanne Dielman-Chantal Akkerman
Palace Of Silence-Moufida Tlatli-Tunisia
Surname Viet-Given Name Nam-Trinh T. Min-ha-USA
Dear Pyongjang-Yang Yong-hi-Japan
The Time between-Anja-Christin Remmert-Germany
The Dark I must not name-Shaan Khattau-India
Les Mains Negative-Marguerite Duras-France
Aurelia Steiner Vancouver-Marfuerite Duras-France
L´Espirit des Lieux-Catherine Martin-Canada
Journal Inacheve-Marilu Mallet-Canada
Avant le Jour-Lucy Lambert-Canada
High Season (Claire Peploe)
My personal favorite would have to be “Cleo from 5 to 7” by Agnes Varda.
10 random favorites
Cléo de 5 à 7 ( Varda)
Mädchen in Uniform (Sagan)
Seven Beauties (Wertmuller)
The Mourning Forest (Kawase)
The Ascent (Shepitko)
Moe no Suzaku (Kawase)
Lost in Translation-Sophia Coppola
Me and You and Everyone We Know-Miranda July
I absolutely loved The Piano, by Jane Campion.
Agree on Julie Taymor’s Tituts.
And Lost in Translation, by Sofia Coppola was just great!
I second Wertmuller’s “Seven Beauties”.
She worked alongside Fellini on “8 1/2” before creating this splendid film which isn’t to take anything away from her singular talent. Referencing the hubbub over Tarentino’s latest, here’s a film about WWII that absolutely has a moral compass as well as heart-choking humor.
I own The Piano and hope to buy Jeanne Dielman soon, but as of now my favorite film directed by a woman is Catherine Breillat’s Fat Girl.
Lost in Beijing – Li Yu
WINTER ADE-Helke Misselwitz
Campion’s The Piano
Marie Antoinette by Sofia Coppola is definitely a great choice for me. The fact that she’s a Female really plays no role in the choice for me, but the fact that a single, somewhat young, person can create such an incredibly grand Masterpiece, instead, is the deciding factor. She did a beautiful job at tying in the drama of Marie Antoinette’s scandalous and frivolous lifestyle in with the raw details of the hate that her County held for her. Along with that, the colors, Actors, and Music are incredibly well put together.
Cleo de 5 a 7!!
Also The Hurt Locker and Point Break!
Lost in Translation!
In addition to some already mentioned, let me add two films by Dutch director Marleen Gorris:
A QUESTION OF SILENCE
ANTONIA’S LINE (won the Foreign Language Oscar)
Unstrung Heroes (1995) d. Diane KeatonLittle Women (1994) d. Gillian ArmstrongHigh Tide (1987) d. Gillian ArmstrongMrs. Soffel (1984) d. Gillian ArmstrongYentl (1983) d. Barbra Streisand