Bad Girls Go To Hell – Doris Wishman
Wayne’s World – Penelope Spheeris
From Agnès Varda, I enjoyed “Sans Toit Ni Loi” with amazing performance of the beautifuly charismatic (bis ha !) Sandrine Bonnaire.
I hope to see one day the films by Ida Lupino….
Yeah i liked Boys Don’t Cry, excellent performance by Swank and a well-meaning film. For some reason i was a bit underwhelmed by and uninvolved with Sans Toit ni Loi, though it’s often considered Varda’s best.
it wasn’t love- sadie benning
seven beauties- lina wertmuller
Kiss Napoleon Goodbye – Babeth Mondini-Van Loo
Elsker dig for evigt – Susanne Bier
Sedmikrásky – Vera Chytilová
Lucile Hadzihalilovic – Innocence
Cléo de 5 à 7 – Agnès Varda
Bildnis einer Trinkerin- Ulrike Ottinger
Marguerite Duras-Son nom de Venise dans Calcutta désert
Mädchen in Uniform- Leontine Sagan – Carl Froelich
Take Care of my Cat- Jae-eun Jeong
Viva – Anna Koharu Biller
Kenji, I find Sans Toit ni Loi very similar to Mutantes. In both movies the main characters are harmed by an irrational search for unrestrained and total freedom.
this needs to be bumped up…
The Intruder (Claire Denis)
Yes (Sally Potter)
Cleo de 5 a 7 (Agnes Varda)
Away From Her (Sarah Polley)
Wendy and Lucy (Kelly Reichardt)
The Hitch-Hiker (Ida Lupino)
After the Wedding (Susanne Bier)
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Chantel Akerman)
The Apple (Samira Makhmalbaf)
Shocked! And disappointed, that so many cinephiles would forget/ignore/exclude Salaam Bombay! Not just one of the greatest films ever made by a woman (Mira Nair); but, one of the greatest films ever made, period.
I should include Shirin Neshat’s Turbulent to my list. Saw it last night. Perfect film.
Ah, that’s a new one on me, Josh, i’ll look it up. Where can it be seen? M.G.Wood, are you as shocked as Claude Rains in Casablanca? Anyway, Salaam Bombay is my favourite by Nair but still just missed out, sorry; this is cos there have now been a lot of other fine films by women, but anwyay it knocks spots off Slumdog Millionaire.
I saw it on Youtube. It’s only just over nine minutes, but it’s a complete story. I’m amazed by films like this. That say everything they want to say in under ten minutes. Let me know what you think of it Kenji.
Let’s not forget the works of Barbara Streisand and Nora Ephron. There’s a dearth of female directors to be sure…
is Barbara Streisand the equivalent of Joel Schumacher? :P
No. She sings much better. (Can’t picture Herr Schumacher going all “Papa can you hear me?…”)
I don’t think there is a female equivalent to the Schumacher type.
haha,i am not talking abt singing style,am talking abt her skills as a director :) their “talent” with the genres,oh,yes…
and Ephron is the equivalent of Michael Bay,Roland Emmerich and Uwe Boll SIMULTANEOUSLY!…what?no,tell me another female commercial director as “successful” as Ephron in the 2000’s? :P
addition to my list: The Adventures of Prince Achmed (Lotte Reiniger)
Right, THIS POLL IS NOW CLOSED. Thanks for all who took part. Results to come!
That Neshat film was indeed amazing Josh.
WAIT – I still have one more list to add (yeah, I know it’s closed, but just this one):
20. Clueless (1995)
19. American Psycho (2000)
18. Le Bonheur (1965)
17. Marie Antoinette (2006)
16. Madchen in Uniform (1931)
15. Cleo from 5 to 7 (1961)
14. India Song (1975)
13. I Can’t Sleep (1994)
12. The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)
11. Meshes of the Afternoon (1946)
10. Fat Girl (2001)
9. Vagabond (1985)
8. L’Intrus (2005)
7. Olympia (1938)
6. The Captive (2001)
5. Beau travail (1998)
4. The Beaches of Agnes (2008)
3. Daisies (1966)
2. Too Early Too Late (1982) / Moses and Aaron (1975) / The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (1968)
1. Jeanne Dielman (1975) / Toute une nuit (1982) / The Golden Eighties (1986)
Okay, here are two no one has named yet…
“My Father and I” by Anne Fontaine
“All is Forgiven” by Mia Hansen-Love
Frida, Titus (both by Taymor)
Lost in Translation
Some of the movies listed I haven’t seen and a few I’ve never heard of, so I’ll try to check them out.
Although some have yet to get to me. I’ve seen some Varda and it me leaves almost indifferent despite her storytelling abilities, and so on…others I find difficult to like such as Bigelow, Jodie Foster, Breillat, and so on…my biggest shame is that I haven’t seen any Claire Denis yet, but I plan on getting on it.
I do know that there aren’t enough women directors, anywhere.