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Films Directed by Women Challenge (Official, March 2019)

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Films Directed by Women Challenge (Official, March 2019)

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Post by allisoncm » February 27th, 2019, 2:06 am

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Pictured above: Nadine Labaki's Capernaum

Watch films directed by women through March.

Rules:
- Rewatches allowed.
- A feature film (Anything 40 minutes or over) counts as one entry
- A total of 60 minutes of short films counts as one entry
- For Mini-Series (40 minute episodes or longer) each episode counts as an entry.
- For Mini-Series with shorter episodes, the 60 minute rule applies.

Appended rule:
-Please include the name of the filmmaker. Year would be helpful, but is not required.

Challenge runs from March 1st, 2019 - March 31st, 2019

Netflix: https://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/2974953?so=az

Links (ICM-related):
Female Directors Present on the Jonathan Rosenbaum List
Official movies with a woman director

Links (not ICM-related):
IndieWire : The 100 All-Time Greatest Films Directed by Women | List on ICM
Sight and Sound's 100 Overlooked Films Directed by Women
Films Directed By Women
100 Films Directed by Women
Allison's Favorite Films Directed by Women
Actresses Who Have Tried Their Hand at Directing
Films Directed by Danish Women
Films Directed by French Women
Films Directed by Norwegian Women
Films Directed by Portuguese Women
A Female Director a Day
Female Directors in Hollywood
Female Directors on UBUWeb
Baalman78's Top 50 Female Directors

DtC Nominations
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Crush (1992, Alison MacLean) iCM link IMDb link Official Trailer

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:ICM: Eligible for March Official Challenge - Directed by Women
:ICM: Eligible for the next 500<400 update
:ICM: NZ Film Awards Winner: Best Film
:ICM: Favs/checks ratio: 11.8%


$9.99 (2008, Tatia Rosenthal) iCM link IMDb link Official Trailer

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:ICM: Eligible for March Official Challenge - Directed by Women
:ICM: Eligible for the next 500<400 update
:ICM: Favs/checks ratio: 8.1%


Angela (1995, Rebecca Miller) iCM link IMDb link

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:ICM: Eligible for March Official Challenge - Directed by Women
:ICM: Eligible for the next 500<400 update
:ICM: #864 on the 1000<400 (2018 edition)
:ICM: Favs/checks ratio: 17.5%

-I Am Another You (2017, Nanfu Wang)
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Triples (French war movie directed by a woman):
La Rafle (2010) (Rose Bosch)
White Material (2009, Claire Denis)
Le voyage de Fanny/ Fanny’s journey (2016, Lola Doillon)
Les innocentes (2016, Anne Fontaine)
Entre Nous/Coup de foudre (1983) (Diane Kurys )
Pour une femme (2013, Diane Kurys)
Le grand homme (2014, Sarah Petit as Sarah Leonor) -
Loin du Vietnam / Far from Vietnam (1964, Agnès Varda)



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psychotronicbeatnik 62
albajos 64
jeroeno 59
sol 49
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maxwelldeux 42
RogerTheMovieManiac88 37
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allisoncm 11
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3eyes 4
weirdboy 4
Knaldskalle 4
frbrown 2
VincentPrice 2
Eva_L 1
RBG 1
connordenney 1
Coryn 1
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mightysparks 1
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Post by allisoncm » February 27th, 2019, 2:07 am

Please feel free to let me know if you plan on participating.

Also, let me know if you think of any triples.

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » February 27th, 2019, 2:11 am

Oh, yeah! One of my faves. Thanks for hosting, Allison. Looking forward to this challenge.
That's all, folks!

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Post by jeroeno » February 27th, 2019, 4:15 am

Absolutely in. Have a whole bunch of flicks lined up for this one.

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Post by OldAle1 » February 27th, 2019, 4:20 am

I would think Loin du Vietnam would count as a triple.

And yeah I'm in for at least a few.

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Post by 3eyes » February 27th, 2019, 4:25 am

in, modestly. Triples:

Le grand homme (Fr 14, 106m) - Triple
Loin du Vietnam (Fr 64, 115m) - Triple
Les innocentes (Fr/Pol 16) - Triple
Le voyage de Fanny / Fanny’s journey (Fr 16, 94m) -WWII [triple]
White material (Fr 09, 105m) - Triple

war/women directors (double)
Zanan-e bedun-e mardan / Women without men (Internat’l 09, 95m) - Double
Voskhozhdenie (USSR 77, 111m) - Larisa Shepitko - Double
Mudbound (17) - Double [war]
Gazas tårer / Tears of Gaza (Nor 10, 84m) - Double
Lore (Ger 12, 109m) - double
Comédia Infantil / Nelio's story (Swe / Mozambique 98) - double
:run: STILL the Gaffer!

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Post by maxwelldeux » February 27th, 2019, 6:55 am

In! Thanks for hosting!

Fun challenge rec: Half the Picture (2018)

Directed by Amy Adrion, this documentary is about the lack of women in filmmaking and the various barriers that exist Nothing special as far as the art form, but really interesting materials that keeps it interesting throughout.

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Post by albajos » February 27th, 2019, 9:34 am

For those still stuck with the academy awards:

Foreign Language:
Capharnaüm - Nadine Labaki

Animated Feature
Incredibles 2 - Nicole Paradis Grindle (1/3 of team)

Animated Short
Bao - Domee Shi, Becky Neiman-Cobb
Animal Behaviour - Alison Snowden (1/2 of team)
Late Afternoon - Louise Bagnall, Nuria González-Blanco

Documentary Feature ALL OF THEM! OMG! OMG! :lol:
Free Solo - Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Shannon Dill (2/4 of team)
Hale County This Morning, This Evening - Joslyn Barnes, Su Kim (2/3 of team)
Minding the Gap - Diane Quon (1/2 of team)
Of Fathers and Sons - Eva Kemme (1/4 of team)
RGB - Betsy West, Julie Cohen

Documentary Short
Period. End of Sentence. - Rayka Zehtabchi, Melissa Berton

Live Action Short
Skin - Jaime Ray Newman (1/2 of team)
Fauve - Maria Gracia Turgeon (1/2 of team)
Madre - María del Puy Alvarado (1/2 of team)
Marguerite - Marianne Farley, Marie-Hélène Panisset (2/3 of team)

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Post by sebby » February 27th, 2019, 10:40 am

In for a bunch

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Post by allisoncm » February 27th, 2019, 8:42 pm

Great! I'm in too, of course. Thanks for the triple recommendations.

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Post by VincentPrice » February 28th, 2019, 4:15 am

Sure, I'll get a couple in

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Post by flavo5000 » February 28th, 2019, 1:23 pm

I've actually never focused on this challenge before. I'd thought I'd try it out this year. The prospect of watching nothing but War movies all month was just too depressing....

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » February 28th, 2019, 6:25 pm

One of my favorite challenges so I'm in. :cheers:

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Post by flavo5000 » February 28th, 2019, 10:23 pm

Would Beau Travail count as a triple?

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Post by flavo5000 » February 28th, 2019, 10:31 pm

Also some other triples:
17th Parallel: Vietnam in War (1968)
Capitães de Abril (2000)
Ici et ailleurs (1976)
Loin du Vietnam (1967)

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Post by maxwelldeux » February 28th, 2019, 10:32 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
February 28th, 2019, 10:23 pm
Would Beau Travail count as a triple?
That might be better to ask in the War challenge thread, as I'm assuming that's question you have.

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Post by jdidaco » February 28th, 2019, 10:36 pm

In! Thanks for hosting, allisoncm.

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Post by flavo5000 » February 28th, 2019, 10:36 pm

Another triple: Entre Nous (1983)

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Post by flavo5000 » February 28th, 2019, 10:37 pm

FYI, Capitães de Abril (2000) may not count depending on judge's ruling since it lists France 4th in the countries and is primarily a Portuguese film.

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Post by allisoncm » March 1st, 2019, 2:29 am

flavo5000 wrote:
February 28th, 2019, 10:37 pm
FYI, Capitães de Abril (2000) may not count depending on judge's ruling since it lists France 4th in the countries and is primarily a Portuguese film.
It looks awfully Portuguese to me, but it's not my call. You can count it for the Films Directed by Women Challenge. I won't include it in the OP though for triples.

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Post by mightysparks » March 1st, 2019, 2:48 am

I'll be participating. Haven't finished my watchlist yet but hope to get through at least 5.
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Post by sol » March 1st, 2019, 10:13 am

It starts!

1. Surname Viet Given Name Nam (1989)

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Very interesting documentary about the position of women in Vietnamese society and the influence of the war. While the movie is mostly a series of interviews, T. Minh-ha Trinh films these segments in almost experimental fashion with overlapping audio (forcing us to listen to two interviews at once), songs and the sounds of crickets intruding on other interviews, the camera moving up and down while interview subjects talk, and direct quotes popping up on screen during the interviews. If a bit difficult to digest this all, it is refreshing to come across a documentary that forces us to actively concentrate on everything thrown in our direction, and the overwhelming effect mirrors how the repressed women feel.
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Post by sol » March 1st, 2019, 10:17 am

flavo5000 wrote:
February 28th, 2019, 10:23 pm
Would Beau Travail count as a triple?
maxwelldeux wrote:
February 28th, 2019, 10:32 pm
That might be better to ask in the War challenge thread, as I'm assuming that's question you have.
I wouldn't have any qualms about permitting it since it listed as War on IMDb, however, I have not seen it myself. :shrug: Maybe this month?
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Post by albajos » March 1st, 2019, 10:51 am

There is no war actions, just a military training camp. But they are there (in Africa) because of a war.

If Mediterraneo is war, then Beau Travail is. Both is about (non-combative) soldiers in wartime.

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Post by jvv » March 1st, 2019, 1:16 pm

1. Lady Bird (2017, Greta Gerwig) - 7.5/10

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Post by peeptoad » March 1st, 2019, 1:38 pm

Probably in for a few... I'd like to see more from Ida Lupino anyway.

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Post by flavo5000 » March 1st, 2019, 3:26 pm

peeptoad wrote:
March 1st, 2019, 1:38 pm
Probably in for a few... I'd like to see more from Ida Lupino anyway.
Ida Lupino is awesome both as an actress and director. The hitchhiker is one of my favorite noir. I've seen nearly all her movies at this point but I may still work one in this month.

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Post by wasabi » March 1st, 2019, 4:54 pm

I'm in.
Is this https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061913/?r ... flmg_dr_43 the correct link of Loin du Vietnam / Far from Vietnam (1964, Agnès Varda)?
The released year was 1967, so I'm not sure.

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Post by Knaldskalle » March 1st, 2019, 4:57 pm

In, but I don't know for how many.
Personal film goals for 2019.
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Post by flavo5000 » March 1st, 2019, 5:00 pm

wasabi wrote:
March 1st, 2019, 4:54 pm
I'm in.
Is this https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061913/?r ... flmg_dr_43 the correct link of Loin du Vietnam / Far from Vietnam (1964, Agnès Varda)?
The released year was 1967, so I'm not sure.
That's definitely the one I referenced.

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Post by peeptoad » March 1st, 2019, 5:33 pm

flavo5000 wrote:
March 1st, 2019, 3:26 pm
peeptoad wrote:
March 1st, 2019, 1:38 pm
Probably in for a few... I'd like to see more from Ida Lupino anyway.
Ida Lupino is awesome both as an actress and director. The hitchhiker is one of my favorite noir. I've seen nearly all her movies at this point but I may still work one in this month.
The Hitchhiker is great... and Outrage is good as well. I need to work through the rest of her filmography (not too interested in the TV output) and this seems like a good time to start.


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Post by OldAle1 » March 1st, 2019, 6:01 pm

peeptoad wrote:
March 1st, 2019, 5:33 pm
flavo5000 wrote:
March 1st, 2019, 3:26 pm
peeptoad wrote:
March 1st, 2019, 1:38 pm
Probably in for a few... I'd like to see more from Ida Lupino anyway.
Ida Lupino is awesome both as an actress and director. The hitchhiker is one of my favorite noir. I've seen nearly all her movies at this point but I may still work one in this month.
The Hitchhiker is great... and Outrage is good as well. I need to work through the rest of her filmography (not too interested in the TV output) and this seems like a good time to start.
I watched all of her films last year - I had already seen Outrage, The Hitchhiker and The Bigamist - which is IMO her best film as director, though her first, Not Wanted is awfully good as well. All of them are worth seeing except maybe her last, The Trouble With Angels, which is obviously a work-for-hire thing that she had less personal investment in.

Criterion - or some other quality company - really ought to try to put all her independently-made films together in good transfers and with good extras and/or commentaries. Her continuing neglect is really sad - I think a lot of it though unfortunately comes from her having made films dealing with difficult social issues at a time when she couldn't deal with them as explicitly or openly as she needed to. How easily could you make a film about bigamy, rape, or an unwanted pregnancy at that time? So they are often compromised by moralizing that seems out of place; nevertheless I think they are important in Hollywood history and certainly in the history of women as artists behind the camera.

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Post by albajos » March 1st, 2019, 9:10 pm

I'll try to cover as many countries as possible.

Also, so far this challenge is the crying game. Everything here is supposed to pull your heartstrings. Whale Rider is in the "lead".

001. Whale Rider (2002) New Zealand | Germany 1 official list 3 678 checks
Dir: Niki Caro - female lead
002. Wuthering Heights (2011) UK 1 official list 1 153 checks
Dir: Andrea Arnold - female author and screenwriters
003. Blindsone (2018) Norway 23 checks
Dir: Tuva Novotny - female lead and screenwriter.
004. The Breadwinner (2017) Ireland | Canada | Luxembourg | USA 778 checks [double]
Dir: Nora Twomey - female lead and screenwriters
005. What About Me (1993) USA 2 checks
Dir: Rachel Amodeo - also lead and screenwriter
006. Charlotte Gray (2001) UK | Australia | Germany 388 checks [double]
Dir: Gillian Armstrong - female lead

Number 5 do maybe look like a extremely independent movie. But she got some known actors on the project. Like Richard Edson (who did Super Mario Bros. the same year)

Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, UK, USA

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Post by flavo5000 » March 1st, 2019, 9:13 pm

OldAle1 wrote:
March 1st, 2019, 6:01 pm
peeptoad wrote:
March 1st, 2019, 5:33 pm
flavo5000 wrote:
March 1st, 2019, 3:26 pm


Ida Lupino is awesome both as an actress and director. The hitchhiker is one of my favorite noir. I've seen nearly all her movies at this point but I may still work one in this month.
The Hitchhiker is great... and Outrage is good as well. I need to work through the rest of her filmography (not too interested in the TV output) and this seems like a good time to start.
I watched all of her films last year - I had already seen Outrage, The Hitchhiker and The Bigamist - which is IMO her best film as director, though her first, Not Wanted is awfully good as well. All of them are worth seeing except maybe her last, The Trouble With Angels, which is obviously a work-for-hire thing that she had less personal investment in.

Criterion - or some other quality company - really ought to try to put all her independently-made films together in good transfers and with good extras and/or commentaries. Her continuing neglect is really sad - I think a lot of it though unfortunately comes from her having made films dealing with difficult social issues at a time when she couldn't deal with them as explicitly or openly as she needed to. How easily could you make a film about bigamy, rape, or an unwanted pregnancy at that time? So they are often compromised by moralizing that seems out of place; nevertheless I think they are important in Hollywood history and certainly in the history of women as artists behind the camera.
Hm, bummed to hear about Trouble with Angels. I think that's the only one I have left. Eh, I'll still watch it for completions' sake.

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » March 1st, 2019, 11:13 pm

1. La Novia (2015 / Paula Ortiz) FTV 8/10
2. The Hunters (2013 / Nisha Ganatra) FTV 5/10


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Post by India Istanbul » March 2nd, 2019, 3:39 am

I'm in.

1. Chantilly Lace (1993) 8/10 dir. Linda Yellen
2. Grease 2 (1982) 8/10 dir. by Patricia Birch
3. Boundaries (2018) 7/10 dir. by Shana Feste
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Post by flavo5000 » March 2nd, 2019, 3:41 am

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1. La Operación (1982)
Director: Ana Maria Garcia

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2. True Love (1989)
Director: Nancy Savoca

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3. The Loneliest Planet (2011)
Director: Julia Loktev

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4a. Like a Dream That Vanishes (1999)
Director: Barbara Sternberg

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4b. Psychomontage (1963)
Co-Director: Phyllis Kronhausen

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4c. Unmasked (1917)
Co-Director: Grace Cunard
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1. La Operación (1982)
2. True Love (1989)
3. The Loneliest Planet (2011)
4a. Like a Dream That Vanishes (1999)
4b. Psychomontage (1963)
4c. Unmasked (1917)

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Post by allisoncm » March 2nd, 2019, 4:14 am

TV series are okay. Lots of episodes directed by women. The shorts rule would apply. I compiled a partial list of women who direct TV, but feel free to send suggestions:

https://mubi.com/lists/tv-episodes-directed-by-women/

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