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  • Writer's pictureEllen Cheshire

#52FilmsByWomen - 17th batch of 52 films Directed by Women


Here's the 17th batch of #52FilmsByWomen watched since taking the pledge in 2016. This blog covers films and TV watched between March - August 2023 created/directed/co-directed by women. This collection of 52 includes seven documentaries, 38 full length fiction films (a mix of first time watches and some revisits), 5 short films and 2 TV episodes.



From the 7 documentaries, my Top 5 were:

A Bunch of Amateurs (2022, Kim Hopkins) - pictured Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020, Kirsten Johnson) Elena (2012, Petra Costa) Letters from Baghdad (2016, Sabine Krayenbühl/Zeva Oelbaum)

News from Home (1977, Chantal Akerman)


From the 26 new-to-me full-length fiction films, my Top 10 were:

Ali & Ava (2021, Clio Barnard)

Barbie (2023, Greta Gerwig) - pictured The Blue Caftan (2022, Maryam Touzani)

CODA (2021, Sian Heder)

The Eight Mountains (2023, Felix Van Groeningen/Charlotte Vandermeersch)

The Girls (1968, Mai Zetterling)

Jacquot de Nantes (1991, Agnès Varda)

Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975, Chantal Akerman)

The Souvenir pt 2 (2021, Joanna Hogg) - - pictured at top of page

Wings (1966, Larisa Shepitko)


From the 8 re-watches, my Top 5 were:

Barbie (2023, Greta Gerwig) Bride and Prejudice (2004, Gurinder Chadha) - pictured Love Is All You Need (2012, Susanne Bier) Mustang (2016, Deniz Gamze Ergüven)

The Souvenir (2019, Joanna Hogg)




From the 7 short films or one-off TV episodes, my Top 5 were:

On The Twelfth Day (1955, Wendy Toye) - pictured

The Stranger Left No Card (1952, Wendy Toye)

Thriller: The Lethal Ladies (1962, Ida Lupino) Wasp (2003, Andrea Arnold) Wild Dances (2017, Bina Bhattacharya)

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


Films 834 - 885


834. The Loveless (1981, Kathryn Bigelow, MontyMontgomery)

835. Wings (1966, Larisa Shepitko)

836. Mustang (2016, Deniz Gamze Ergüven)

837. Charcoal (2022, Carolina Markowicz)

838. Mostly Martha (2001, Sandra Nettelbeck)

839. Cinderella (2021, Kay Cannon)

840. Ali & Ava (2021, Clio Barnard)

841. Best Sellers (2021, Lina Roessler)

842. Love Is Love Is Love (2020, Eleanor Coppola)

843. Satisfaction (1988, Joan Freeman)

844. A Fine Line (2017, Joanna James)

845. Elena (2012, Petra Costa)

846. Guillermo del Toro's Cabinet of Curiosities: The Outside (2022, Ana Lily Amirpour)

847. Design for Living (1964, Joan Kemp-Welch)

848. Blithe Spirit (1964, Joan Kemp-Welch)

849. Present Laughter (1964, Joan Kemp-Welch)

850. The Vortex (1964, Joan Kemp-Welch)

851. Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975, Chantal Akerman)

852. Beau Travail (1999, Claire Denis)

853. Jacquot de Nantes (1991, Agnès Varda)

854. News from Home (1977, Chantal Akerman)

855. Cut, Color, Murder (2022, Stacey N. Harding)

856. The Souvenir (2019, Joanna Hogg)

857. The Souvenir pt 2 (2021, Joanna Hogg)

858. Wild Dances (2017, Bina Bhattacharya)

859. Enchanted Rose (2015, Mikaela King)

860. Livet är en schlager (2000, Susanne Bier)

861. Love Is All You Need (2012, Susanne Bier)

862. The Girls (1968, Mai Zetterling)

863. The Stranger Left No Card (1952, Wendy Toye)

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

865. Wasp (2003, Andrea Arnold)

866. Thriller: The Lethal Ladies (1962, Ida Lupino)

867. The Eight Mountains (2023, Felix Van Groeningen/Charlotte Vandermeersch)

868. Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret (2023, Kelly Fremon Craig)

869. The Blue Caftan (2022, Maryam Touzani)

870. Land (2021, Robin Wright)

871. The Teckman Mystery (1954, Wendy Toye)

872. Barbie (2023, Greta Gerwig)

873. On the Rocks (2020, Sofia Coppola)

874. CODA (2021, Sian Heder)

875. A Bunch of Amateurs (2022, Kim Hopkins)

876. Letters from Baghdad (2016, Sabine Krayenbühl/Zeva Oelbaum)

877. La Ciénaga (2001, Lucrecia Martel)

878. Tove (2020, Zaida Bergroth)

879. Moomins and the Comet Chase (2010, Maria Lindberg)

880. All the Beauty and the Bloodshed (2022, LauraPoitras)

881. The Beanie Bubble (2023, Kristin Gore/Damian Kulash)

882. Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020, Kirsten Johnson)

883. Laurel Canyon (2002, Lisa Cholodenko)

884. Barbie (2023, Greta Gerwig)

885. Bride and Prejudice (2004, Gurinder Chadha)


Here's to more great new discoveries... And support your local cinema!











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