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  • Writer's pictureEllen Cheshire

#52FilmsByWomen - 19th batch of 52 films Directed by Women


Here's the 19th batch of #52FilmsByWomen watched since taking the pledge in 2016. This blog covers films and TV watched between December 2023 - March 2024 directed/co-directed by women. This collection of 52 includes six documentaries, 36 full length fiction films (26 first time watches and 10 some revisits), 8 short films and 2 TV shows.




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

Arab Blues (2019, Manele Labidi)

Birth/Rebirth (2023, Laura Moss)

Love at First Sight (2023, Vanessa Caswill)

Love on Iceland (2020, Clare Niederpruem)

Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020, Eliza Hittman)

Priscilla (2023, Sofia Coppola)

Rambling Rose (1991, Martha Coolidge)

She Said (2022, Maria Schrader)

Theater Camp (2023 ((Molly Gordon/Nick Lieberman) Wicked Little Letters (2023, Thea Sharrock)


From the 10 re-watches, my Top 5 were:


The Virgin Suicides (1999, Sofia Coppola)

Lost in Translation (2003, Sofia Coppola)

Marie Antoinette (2006, Sofia Coppola)

The Bling Ring (2013, Sofia Coppola)

The Beguiled (2017, Sofia Coppola)

Re-watched all Coppola’s films for a talk I gave at Chichester Cinema at New Park



From the 16 short films, documentaries of TV shows, my Top 5 first-time watches were:

Doc: Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror (2021, Kier-La Janisse)

Doc: The Alcohol Years (2000, Carol Morley) - pictured below

Short: Everyday Something: True Stories from the 21st Century (2001, Carol Morley)

Short: The Irresistible Piano (1907, Alice Guy-Blaché)

TV Series: Inventing Anna (2022, David Frankel/ Tom Verica/Daisy von Scherler Mayer/Ellen Kuras/Nzingha Stewart)

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


Films 938 - 989

 

938. Nyad (2023, Jimmy Chin/Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi)

939. Lou (2022, Anna Foerster)

940. Theater Camp (2023 ((Molly Gordon/Nick Lieberman)

941. Love on Iceland (2020, Clare Niederpruem)

942. A Royal Corgi Christmas (2022, Clare Niederpruem)

943. Holiday for Heroes (2019, Clare Niederpruem)

944. The Christmas Bow (2020, Clare Niederpruem)

945. A Zest For Death: A Hannah Swensen Mystery (2023, Shannon Kohli)

946. The Virgin Suicides (1999, Sofia Coppola)

947. Lost in Translation (2003, Sofia Coppola)

948. Marie Antoinette (2006, Sofia Coppola)

949. Somewhere (2010, Sofia Coppola)

950. The Bling Ring (2013, Sofia Coppola)

951. A Very Murray Christmas (2015, Sofia Coppola)

952. La Traviata (2017, Sofia Coppola/Francesca Nesler)

953. The Beguiled (2017, Sofia Coppola)

954. On the Rocks (2020, Sofia Coppola)

955. Priscilla (2023, Sofia Coppola)

956. Mr Bates vs The Post Office: The Real Story (2024, Clare Richards)

957. The Owl Who Married a Goose: An Eskimo Legend (1974, Caroline Leaf)

958. The Consequences of Feminism (1906, Alice Guy-Blaché)

959. The Prince of Tides (1991, Barbra Streisand)

960. Flamin’ Hot (2023, Eva Longoria)

961. Bodies (2023, Marco Kreuzpaintner/Haolu Wang)

962. The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996, Barbra Streisand)

963. Rambling Rose (1991, Martha Coolidge)

964. Marvelous and the Black Hole (2021, Kate Tsang)

965. Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror (2021, Kier-La Janisse)

966. Scala!!! (2023, Jane Giles/Ali Catterall)

967. Love at First Sight (2023, Vanessa Caswill)

968. A Song Called Hate (2020, Anna Hildur)

969. Mavka: The Forest Song (2023, Oleksandra Ruban/Oleg Malamuzh)

970. Madame Web (2024, S.J. Clarkson)

971. Madame Bovary (2014, Sophie Barthes)

972. The Other Side of the Underneath (1972, Jane Arden)

973. Wicked Little Letters (2023, Thea Sharrock)

974. The Alcohol Years (2000, Carol Morley)

975. Everyday Something: True Stories from the 21st Century (2001, Carol Morley)

976. Stalin My Neighbour (2004, Carol Morley)

977. I’m Not Here (1994, Carol Morley)

978. Birth/Rebirth (2023, Laura Moss)

979. She Said (2022, Maria Schrader)

980. Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020, Eliza Hittman)

981. Where the Crawdads Sing2022 Directed by Olivia Newman

982. Pretty Baby: Brooke Shields (2023, Lana Wilson)

983. The Irresistible Piano (1907, Alice Guy-Blaché)

984. And Then the Bear (2019, Agnès Patron)

985. The Walking Fish (2018, Thessa Meijer)

986. Inventing Anna (2022, David Frankel/ Tom Verica/Daisy von Scherler Mayer/Ellen Kuras/Nzingha Stewart)

987. Cocaine Bear (2023, Elizabeth Banks)

988. Arab Blues (2019, Manele Labidi)

989. Salomé (1922, Charles Bryant/Alla Nazimova)


I think you'll find this irresistible, The Irresistible Piano (1907, Alice Guy-Blaché)












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