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  • Writer's pictureEllen Cheshire

#52FilmsByWomen - 15th batch of 52 films Directed by Women

Updated: May 5, 2023


With the notional 'year' element that came with the #52FilmsByWomen pledge out the window, this is now my 15th batch of 52 films since starting in 2016. This blog covers films watched between October 2022 and January 2023 directed/co-directed by women.


This collection of 52 films #directedbywomen includes 20 short films, 19 from the vivid imagination of Lotte Reiniger, and Wendy Toye’s delightful On the Twelfth Day, which I watch annually on Twelfth Night.

Four of the films were documentaries, The Rules of Film Noir, Honeyland, Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse and The Gleaners & I.


From the 28 feature films watched, five were revisits. From the 23 new-to-me films, my Top 5 were:


Om Shanti Om (2007, Farah Khan)

Bodies Bodies Bodies (2022, Halina Reijn)

Good Luck To You Leo Grande (2022, Sophie Hyde)

Language Lessons (2021, Natalie Morales)

The Silent Twins (2022, Agnieszka Smoczyńska)


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


Films 730 - 781


730. Relic (2020, Natalie Erika James)

731. Rosaline (2022, Karen Maine)

732. Always Be My Maybe (2019, Nahnatchka Khan)

733. A Wrinkle in Time (2018, Ava DuVernay)

734. Ghostwatch (1992, Lesley Manning)

735. Do Revenge (2022, Jennifer Kaytin Robinson)

736. Three Miles Up (1995, Lesley Manning)

737. The Invitation (2022, Jessica M. Thompson)

738. The Rules of Film Noir (2009, Elaine Donnelly Pieper)

739. Catherine Called Birdy (2022, Lena Dunham)

740. The Holiday (2006, Nancy Myers)

741. Cinderella (1922, Lotte Reiniger)

742. The Death-Feigning Chinaman (1926, Lotte Reiniger)

743. The Golden Goose (1944, Lotte Reiniger)

744. Come Away (2020, Brenda Chapman)

745. Om Shanti Om (2007, Farah Khan)

746. Aladdin and the Magic Lamp (1954, Lotte Reiniger)

747. The Frog Prince (1954, Lotte Reiniger)

748. Brave (2012, Brenda Chapman & Mark Andrews)

749. The Gallant Little Tailor (1954, Lotte Reiniger)

750. Bodies Bodies Bodies (2022, Halina Reijn)

751. Romuald et Juliette (1989, Coline Serreau)

752. Always and Forever Christmas (2019, Siobhan Devine)

753. Honeyland (2019, Tamara Kotevska/Ljubomir Stefanov)

754. Sleeping Beauty (1954, Lotte Reiniger)

755. Snow White and Rose Red (1954, Lotte Reiniger)

756. Cinderella (1954, Lotte Reiniger)

757. Puss in Boots (1954, Lotte Reiniger)

758. The Magic Horse (1954, Lotte Reiniger)

759. Jack & the Beanstalk (1955, Lotte Reiniger)

760. The Grasshopper and the Ant (1954, Lotte Reiniger)

761. The Three Wishes (1954, Lotte Reiniger)

762. Thumbelina (1954, Lotte Reiniger)

763. The Caliph Stork (1954, Lotte Reiniger)

764. Hansel and Gretel (1954, Lotte Reiniger)

765. Good Luck To You Leo Grande (2022, Sophie Hyde)

766. Get Your Man (1927, Dorothy Arzner)

767. Amulet (2020, Romola Garai)

768. The Holiday Sitter (2022, Ali Liebert)

769. Dangerous Liaisons (2022, Rachel Suissa)

770. Don't Worry Darling (2022, Olivia Wilde)

771. The Little Chimney Sweep (1955, Lotte Reiniger)

772. The Frog Prince (1961, Lotte Reiniger )

773. Happy New Year (2014, Farah Khan)

774. Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody (2022, Kasi Lemmons)

775. Language Lessons (2021, Natalie Morales)

776. On The Twelfth Day (1955, Wendy Toye)

777. The Silent Twins (2022, Agnieszka Smoczyńska)

778. The Gleaners and I (2000, Agnes Varda)

779. Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991, Eleanor Coppola)

780. Love Sarah (2021, Eliza Schroeder) 781. Shadrach (1998, Susanna Styron)


It may no longer be Twelfth Night, but Wendy Toye's On the Twelfth Day is something to be enjoyed any day!



















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