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MUBI POLL: FAVOURITE FILMS BY WOMEN (2011)

by Kenji
MUBI POLL: FAVOURITE FILMS BY WOMEN (2011) by Kenji
In July 2011 we had a poll of Mubi users’ favourite films by female directors- co-directed films (asterisked below) were allowed. About 70 participants, picking between 10 and 20 films each- about 400 different films chosen in total. Thanks to all who took part. 1.Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Akerman) 26 votes 2.The House is Black (Farrokhzad) 22 3.Lost in Translation (S.Coppola) 19 4.Cleo from 5 to 7 (Varda) 17 5.Meshes of the Afternoon* (Deren) 16 6.Vagabond (Varda) 14 7.Beau Travail (Denis) 13 The Hurt Locker (Bigelow) 13 9= The Piano (Campion) 12 Ratcatcher (Ramsay) 12 11= Daisies (Chytilova )11 Wanda (Loden)… Read more

In July 2011 we had a poll of Mubi users’ favourite films by female directors- co-directed films (asterisked below) were allowed. About 70 participants, picking between 10 and 20 films each- about 400 different films chosen in total. Thanks to all who took part.

1.Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Akerman) 26 votes

2.The House is Black (Farrokhzad) 22

3.Lost in Translation (S.Coppola) 19

4.Cleo from 5 to 7 (Varda) 17

5.Meshes of the Afternoon* (Deren) 16

6.Vagabond (Varda) 14

7.Beau Travail (Denis) 13
The Hurt Locker (Bigelow) 13

9= The Piano (Campion) 12
Ratcatcher (Ramsay) 12

11= Daisies (Chytilova )11
Wanda (Loden) 11

13= The Ascent (Shepitko) 10
Innocence (Hadzihalilovic) 10
Old Joy (Reichardt) 10

16= The Headless Woman (Martel) 9
Seven Beauties (Wertmuller) 9
Silences of the Palace (Tlatli) 9

19= La Cienaga (Martel) 8
The Gleaners and I (Varda) 8

21= An Angel at my Table (Campion) 7
Everyone Else (Ade) 7
Harlan County, USA (Kopple) 7
The Hitch-hiker (Lupino) 7
Mikey and Nicky (May) 7
Morvern Callar (Ramsay) 7
Les Rendezvous d’Anna (Akerman) 7
35 Shots of Rum (Denis) 7
Winter’s Bone (Granik) 7

30= After the Wedding (Bier) 6
Araya (Benacerraf) 6
At Land (Deren) 6
Fish Tank (Arnold) 6
From the East (Akerman) 6
The Holy Girl (Martel) 6
Me and You and Everyone We Know (July) 6
Near Dark (Bigelow) 6
Oxhide II (Liu Jiayin) 6
Wendy and Lucy (Reichardt) 6
Werckmeister Harmonies* (Hranitsky) 6

41= The Apple (S.Makhmalbaf) 5
Archipelago (Hogg) 5
The Beaches of Agnes (Varda) 5
Friday Night (Denis) 5
I Can’t Sleep (Denis) 5
In Between Days (Kim So-Yong) 5
Olympia (Riefenstahl) 5
Orlando (Potter) 5
The Other Side of the Underneath (Arden) 5
Persepolis* (Satrapi) 5
Point Break (Bigelow) 5
Portrait of Jason (Clarke) 5
Wings (Shepitko) 5

54= Adoption (Meszaros) 4
Asthenic Syndrome (Muratova) 4
Begone Dull Care* (Lambert) 4
The Bloody Child (Menkes) 4
Brickmakers* (Rodriguez) 4
Cool World (Clarke)
The Day I Became a Woman (M.Meshkini/Makhmalbaf) 4
The Decline of Western Civilisation (Spheeris) 4
An Education (Scherfig) 4
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (Heckerling) 4
The Fourth Dimension (Trin T. Minh-ha) 4
India Song (Duras) 4
In My Skin (De Van) 4
L’Intrus (Denis) 4
Lady Chatterley (Ferran) 4
Marie Antoinette (Coppola) 4
My Brilliant Career (Armstrong) 4
A Question of Silence (Gorris) 4
Red Road (Arnold) 4
Salaam Bombay (Nair) 4
The Seashell and the Clergyman (Dulac) 4
Shara (Kawase) 4
The Smiling Madame Beudet (Dulac) 4
Squandered Sunday (Vihanova) 4
Sugar Cane Alley (Palcy) 4
Swept Away by an Unusual Destiny in the Blue Sea of August (Wertmuller) 4
The Tango Lesson (Potter) 4
A Tree in Tanjung Malim (Tan Chui-Mui) 4
Triumph of the Will (Riefenstahl) 4
Trouble Every Day (Denis) 4
Turbulent (Neshat) 4

85= The Adventures of Prince Achmed (Reiniger) 3
American Psycho (Harron) 3
Blackboards (S.Makhmalbaf) 3
Boys Don’t Cry (Peirce) 3
Brief Crossing (Breillat) 3
Brothers (Bier) 3
Caramel (Labaki) 3
Chocolat (Denis) 3
Daughters of the Dust (Dash) 3
Dear Pyongyang (Yang Yong-hi) 3
From the Clouds to the Resistance* (Huillet) 3
Fruit of Paradise (Chytilova) 3
Hester Street (Silver) 3
Hide and Seek (Friedrich) 3
I Shot Andy Warhol (Harron) 3
Kissed (Stopkewich) 3
The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum* (Trotta) 3
Madchen in Uniform (Sagan) 3
Meek’s Cutoff (Reichardt) 3
The Mourning Forest (Kawase) 3
The Mutants (Villaverde) 3
Nathalie Granger (Duras) 3
A New Leaf (May) 3
Oriane (Torres) 3
Passage (Neshat) 3
Passing Summer (Schanelec) 3
La Pointe Courte (Varda) 3
A Real Young Girl (Breillat) 3
Sink or Swim (Friedrich) 3
Somewhere (S.Coppola) 3
Sweetie (Campion) 3
Take my Eyes (Bollain) 3
Treeless Mountain (Kim So-Yong) 3
The Virgin Suicides (S.Coppola) 3
White Material (Denis) 3
Yes (Potter) 3


Agnes Varda

Top 10 Directors:
1.Varda
2.Denis
3.Akerman
4.Coppola
5.Deren
6.Bigelow
7.Campion
8.Martel
9.Farrokzhad
10.Ramsay

Huillet, Duras and Breillat had several films each but with few votes, while the Iranian Farrokzhad came 9th through one film only.

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