Celebrate International Women’s Day by watching one of these brilliant films directed by women, selected by UWTSD Digital Film Lecturer and Course Coordinator Timi O’neill.
Claire Denis – 35 Shots of Rum (2008)
A relationship between father and daughter is complicated by the arrival of a handsome young man.
Sofie Coppola – Lost in Translation (2003)
A faded movie star and a neglected young woman form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.
Jane Campion – The Piano (1993)
A mute woman is sent to 1850s New Zealand along with her young daughter and prized piano for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, but is soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation.
Kathryn Bigelow – Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011.
Available on Netflix
Agnes Varda – Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)
Cleo, singer and hypochondriac, becomes increasingly worried that she might have cancer while awaiting test results from her doctor.
Information courtesy of The Internet Movie Database (imdb.com)