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  • Writer's pictureEllen Cheshire

#52FilmsByWomen - 14th batch of 52 films Directed by Women

Updated: Jun 1, 2023


With the notional 'year' element that came with the #52FilmsByWomen pledge out the window, this is now my 14th batch of 52 films since starting in 2016. This blog covers films watched between July and October 2022 directed/co-directed by women.





In this batch of #52FilmsbyWomen, 17 films directed by Alice Guy-Blaché (left) for a related film viewing project in which I’ve selected a film directed by women from each year from 2021 back to 1896, check out 1939 - 1896 in which her films heavily featured. Sadly, there were 4 years for which I could find no films directed by women to watch. Almost made it!


6 of the 50 films were re-visits, the final two being TV series, When They See Us directed by Ava Du Vernay and Bridgerton season 2 as four of the 8 episodes were directed by women, 2 by Tricia Brock and 2 by Cheryl Dunye. With Dyunye's being super-stylish.



From the new-to-me films, my top 10 were:


Anaïs in Love (2021, Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet)

The Dream Lady (1918, Elsie Jane Wilson)

Happy as Lazzaro (2018, Alice Rohrwacher)

Her Way (2021, Cécile Ducrocq)

Mr. Malcolm's List (2022, Emma Holly Jones)

Not Okay (2022, Quinn Shephard)

Shiva Baby (2020, Emma Seligman)

The Ocean Waif (1916, Alice Guy-Blaché)

Titane (2021, Julia Ducournau) - pic top right

When They See Us (2019, Ava Du Vernay)


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


Films 678 – 729


678. The Race for the Sausage (1907, Alice Guy-Blaché)

679. The Lost Girls (2022, Livia De Paolis)

680. Clueless (1995, Amy Heckerling)

681. The Cake Eaters (2007, Mary Stuart Masterson)

682. Persuasion (2022, Carrie Cracknell)

683. Save the Cinema (2022, Sara Sugarman)

684. Not Okay (2022, Quinn Shephard)

685. Anaïs in Love (2021, Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet)

686. Kiss of the Damned (2012, Xan Cassavetes)

687. The Weight of Water (2000, Kathryn Bigelow)

688. The Zookeeper's Wife (2017, Niki Caro)

689. Her Way (2021, Cécile Ducrocq)

690. Mr. Malcolm's List (2022, Emma Holly Jones)

681. Burstup Homes’ Murder Case (1913, Alice Guy-Blaché)

692. Matrimony’s Speed Limit (1913, Alice Guy-Blaché)

693. Canned Harmony (1912, Alice Guy-Blaché)

694. Officer Henderson (1913, Alice Guy-Blaché)

695. Alice Guy Films a ‘Phonoscène’ in the Studio at Buttes-Chaumont, Paris (1905, Alice Guy-Blaché)

696. The Statue (1905, Alice Guy-Blaché)

697. Félix Mayol Performs “The Trottins’ Polka” (1905, Alice Guy-Blaché)

698. Dranem Performs The True Jiu-Jitsu (1905, Alice Guy-Blaché)

699. The Fisherman at the Stream (1897, Alice Guy-Blaché)

700. Madame’s Fancies aka Madame’s Cravings (1907, Alice Guy-Blaché)

701. The Glue (1907, Alice Guy-Blaché)

702. At the Club (1899, Alice Guy-Blaché)

703. Falling Leaves (1912, Alice Guy-Blaché)

704. Swallows and Amazons (2016, Philippa Lowthorpe)

705. Out to Sea (1997, Martha Coolidge)

706. Bridgerton s2 (2022)

707. Late Night (2019, Nisha Ganatra)

708. The Dream Lady (1918, Elsie Jane Wilson)

709. When They See Us (2019, Ava Du Vernay)

710. The Curse of Quon Gwon (1916-17, Marion Wong)

711. Moana (1926, Frances H & Robert J Flaherty)

712. The Ocean Waif (1916, Alice Guy-Blaché)

713. '49-'17 (1917, Ruth Ann Baldwin)

714. Simon and Laura (1955, Muriel Box)

715. The Moth Diaries (2011, Mary Harron)

716. Anna Nicole (2013, Mary Harron)

717. Christmas at Holly Lodge (2017, Jem Garrard)

718. Sister of the Groom (2020, Amy Miller Gross)

719. Glorious (2022, Rebekah McKendry)

720. A Santanotte (1922, Elvira Notari)

721. The Birth, the Life and the Death of Christ (1906, Alice Guy-Blaché)

722. The Pit and the Pendulum (1913, Alice Guy-Blaché)

723. Happy as Lazzaro (2018, Alice Rohrwacher)

724. Shiva Baby (2020, Emma Seligman)

725. Infinitely Polar Bear (2014, Maya Forbes)

726. Yes, God, Yes (2019, Karen Maine)

727. Titane (2021, Julia Ducournau) - pic top right

728. Feeling Butterflies (2022, MJ Grabiak)

729. Winter Castle (2019, Marita Grabiak)

















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