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#52FilmsByWomen - 11th 'Year' of films Directed by Women


With the notional 'year' element that came with the #52FilmsByWomen pledge out the window, this is now my 11th batch of 52 films since starting in 2016. This blog covers films watched between Nov 2021-Mar 2022 directed/co-directed by women.

Read about films: 1 – 52, 53 - 104, 105 - 156, 157 - 208, 209 - 260, 261 - 312, 313 - 365, 366 - 417, 418 - 469 and 470 - 521.


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Amongst this 52 were three animations (Seder-Masochism, Frozen, Encanto), three documentaries (Framing Britney Spears, Romantic Comedy, Elvis '69), one short (Licking the Star) and one anthology film (XX). Nine were re-visits (in bold below).



Here's my top 10 from the first-time watches:

  • Passing (2021, Rebecca Hall)

  • Promising Young Woman (2020, Emerald Fennell)

  • Zola (2020, Janicza Bravo)

  • Petite Maman (2021, Céline Sciamma)

  • The Power of the Dog (2021, Jane Campion)

  • Encanto (2021, Jared Bush, Byron Howard & Charise Castro Smith)

  • The Lost Daughter (2021, Maggie Gyllenhaal)

  • Queenpins (2021, Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly)

  • Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005, Miranda July)

  • Yellow Rose (2019, Diane Paragas)


You can read reviews of all these films on my letterboxd.


Films 522 - 573

522. Clementine (2019, Lara Gallagher)

523. Black Beauty (2020, Ashley Avis)

524. The Last Bus (2021, Gillies MacKinnon)

525. Passing (2021, Rebecca Hall)

526. Framing Britney Spears (2021, Samantha Stark)

527. Promising Young Woman (2020, Emerald Fennell)

528. Home for the Holidays (1995, Jodie Foster)

529. Subway in the Sky (1959, Muriel Box)

530. I'm Your Woman (2020, Julia Hart)

531. Me Without You (2001, Sandra Goldbacher)

532. Judy & Punch (2019, w/d. Mirrah Foulkes)

533. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019, Celine Sciamma)

534. Zola (2020, Janicza Bravo)

535. Silent Night (2021, Camille Griffin)

536. Petite Maman (2021, Céline Sciamma)

537. The Power of the Dog (2021, Jane Campion)

538. The Mad Women's Ball (2021, Mélanie Laurent)

539. Frozen (2013, Chris Buck/Jennifer Lee)

540. Galveston (2018, Mélanie Laurent)

541. My Zoe (2019, w/d. Julie Delpy)

542. The Holiday (2006, Nancy Myers)

543. The Railway Children (2000, Catherine Morshead)

544. Elvis '56: In the Beginning (1987, Alan & Susan Raymond)

545. Encanto (2021, Jared Bush, Byron Howard & Charise Castro Smith)

546. Candyman (2021, Nia DaCosta)

547. The Colour Room (2021, Claire McCarthy)

548. MOXiE! (2021,Amy Poehler)

549. The Unforgivable (2021, Nora Fingscheidt)

550. Reminiscence (2021, Lisa Joy)

551. One Night in Miami (2020, Regina King)

552. Romantic Comedy (2019, Elizabeth Sankey)

553. First Cow (2019, Kelly Reichardt)

554. The Lost Daughter (2021, Maggie Gyllenhaal)

555. Elizabeth Is Missing (2019, Aisling Walsh)

556. You, Me and Him (2017, Daisy Aitkens)

557. Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005, Miranda July)

558. The Manor (2021, Axelle Carolyn)

559. The Matrix Resurrections (2021, Lana Wachowski)

560. I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007, Amy Heckerling)

561. Tiny Furniture (2010, Lena Dunham)

562. The Rest of Us (2019, Aisling Chin-Yee)

563. American Splendor (2003, Shari Springer Berman/Robert Pulcini)

564. Emma. (2020, Autumn de Wilde)

565. Julie & Julia (2009, Nora Ephron)

566. The Kitchen (2019, Andrea Berloff)

567. Lick the Star (1998, Sofia Coppola)

568. Queenpins (2021, Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly)

569. Seder-Masochism (2018, Nina Paley)

570. Worth (2020, Sara Colangelo)

571. XX (2017, Sofia Carrillo, Jovanka Vuckovic, Annie Clark, Karyn Kusama, Roxanne Benjamin)

572. Yellow Rose (2019, Diane Paragas)

573. Suffragette (2015, Sarah Gavron)

Here's to another enchanting 52 films!


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