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  • Writer's pictureEllen Cheshire

#52FilmsByWomen - 18th batch of 52 films Directed by Women


Here's the 18th batch of #52FilmsByWomen watched since taking the pledge in 2016. This blog covers films and TV watched between August -December 2023 directed/co-directed by women. This collection of 52 includes two documentaries, 41 full length fiction films (a mix of first time watches and some revisits), 7 short films and 2 TV shows.




From the 30 new-to-me full-length fiction films, my Top 10 were:

Past Lives (2023, Celine Song)

India Song (1975, Marguerite Duras)

Typist Artist Pirate King (2023, Carol Morley)

Saltburn (2023, Emerald Fennell)

Rye Lane (2023, Raine Allen Miller)

Anatomy of a Fall (2023, Justine Triet)

The Eternal Daughter (2022, Joanna Hogg)

Totally Killer (2023, Nahnatchka Khan)

Polite Society (2023, Nida Manzoor)

You Hurt My Feelings (2023, ‎Nicole Holofcener)


From the 11 re-watches, my Top 5 were:

Archipelago (2010, Joanna Hogg)

French Film (2008, Jackie Oudney)

Edge (2010, Carol Morley)

The Lure (2015, Agnieszka Smoczyńska)

Petite Maman (2021, Céline Sciamma)



From the 11 short films, documentaries of TV shows, my Top 5 were:

Suspense (1913, Lois Weber)

Red Wind (1995, Agnieszka Holland)

Lick the Star (1998, Sofia Coppola)

Dead Ringers (2023, Sean Durkin, Karena Evans, Lauren Wolkstein, Karyn Kusama)

Twenty Something (2021, Aphton Corbin)

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


Films 886 - 937

 

886. Archipelago (2010, Joanna Hogg)

887. Daughters of the Dust (1991, Julie Dash)

888. The Little Pirate (1917, Elsie Jane Wilson)

889. Loving Highsmith (2022, Eva Vitija)

890. Past Lives (2023, Celine Song)

891. India Song (1975, Marguerite Duras)

892. French Film (2008, Jackie Oudney)

893. Suspense (1913, Lois Weber)

894. Lost in Paris (2016, Dominique Abel/Fiona Gordon)

895. Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: Something New (2023, Jessica Harmon)

896. Go Back to China (2019, Emily Ting)

897. Velvet Vampire (1971, Stephanie Rothman)

898. Astonishing Little Feet (2023, Maegan Houang)

899. Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018, Marielle Heller)

900. Farewell Amor (2020, Ekwa Msangi)

901. Viceroy’s House (2017, Gurinder Chadha)

902. Buffaloed (2019, Tanya Wexler)

903. Sleeping with Other People (2015, Leslye Headland)

904. Tallulah (2016, Siân Heder)

905. The Lodge (2019, Veronika Franz/Severin Fiala)

906. Red Wind (1995, Agnieszka Holland)

907. Fair Play (2023, Chloe Domont)

908. The Lure (2015, Agnieszka Smoczyńska)

909. Petite Maman (2021, Céline Sciamma)

910. Candyman (2021, Nia DaCosta)

911. Edge (2010, Carol Morley)

912. Typist Artist Pirate King (2023,Carol Morley)

913. Yentl (1983, Barbra Streisand)

914. Saltburn (2023, Emerald Fennell)

915. Lick the Star (1998, Sofia Coppola)

916. The Ponds (2018, Sue Turton, Samuel Smith, Patrick McLennan)

917. Rye Lane (2023, Raine Allen Miller)

918. The Polka King (2017, Maya Forbes)

919. Dead Ringers (2023, Sean Durkin, Karena Evans, Lauren Wolkstein, Karyn Kusama)

920. Anatomy of a Fall (2023, Justine Triet)

921. Distances (2020, Susan Béja)

922. Purl (2018, Kristen Lester)

923. Twenty Something (2021, Aphton Corbin)

924. Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square (2020, Debbie Allen)

925. The Candlemaker (1956, John Halas/Joy Batchelor)

926. A Castle for Christmas (2021, Mary Lambert)

927. The Eternal Daughter (2022, Joanna Hogg)

928. Christmas with You (2022, Gabriela Tagliavini)

929. Falling for Christmas (2022, Janeen Damian)

930. My Southern Family Christmas (2022, Emily Moss Wilson)

931. Happiest Season (2020, Clea Du Vall)

932. Chilly Scenes of Winter (1979, Joan Micklin Silver)

933. Totally Killer (2023, Nahnatchka Khan)

934. Polite Society (2023, Nida Manzoor)

935. Quiz Lady (2023, Jessica Yu)

936. Haunted Harmony Mysteries: Murder in G Major (2023, Linda Lisa Hayter)

937. You Hurt My Feelings (2023, ‎Nicole Holofcener)



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