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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » April 2nd, 2019, 4:32 am

Make your lists and submit them here. Lists Due by midnight PST April 23, 2019

Deadline: midnight PST April 23, 2019 (8AM GMT April 24).
Once again it's time for the forum's favourite films (includes shorts, docs as well) list.

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1) Make a list of your favorite films directed by women (Films include feature length films, short films, documentaries, mini-series, whatever has an entry on IMDB, except TV series no video games either.).
You can submit a list in one of three ways:
1. Imdb list
2. ICM list
3. List of imdb urls if you can't make an imdb list.
Make sure your (imdb/icm) list is public!

2) There is no maximum number of films, but each film on your list must only be listed once. Your list should have at least 10 films in it.

3) Submit a link to your IMDB/ICM list here, by midnight PST April 23, 2019 (8AM GMT April 24). I will download all lists at the deadline, so feel free to submit an incomplete list and keep editing your list until the deadline.

4) I will assume your list is RANKED unless you specify otherwise.
Other than a ranked list you can submit your list in one of the following ways:
- Unranked: All films get the same number of points (Pts are determined by the length of your list, same amount of total points as if the list had been ranked).
- Partially ranked: Top X is ranked, rest is unranked
- Group ranked: You have to specify the groups that go together, all films in the group get the same number of points. (eg: 11-20, 21-30, 31-50, 51-100)
Question: Are co-directed one man one woman films eligible?
I feel it depends on the film/collaboration Straub–Huillet seems like a pretty equal collaboration.
On the other hand Ágnes Hranitzky doesn't seem to be a co-director in the usual sense based on the wiki article. It sounds like she provided important input, but Tarr had the clear directorial voice and power in their films.
But I'm not really sure if there's any standard for what co-director means or if there's any way to make a fair distinction.
I'm going to add what I can find about other co-directed films:
City of God?
Shrek?
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beasterne https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/favo ... beasterne/
beavis https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/fema ... is/beavis/
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Fergenaprido https://www.imdb.com/list/ls042941375/
flaiky https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/girl+power/flaiky/
gromit82 https://www.imdb.com/list/ls046659858/
Ivan0716 https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/dire ... /ivan0716/
jeff_v https://www.imdb.com/list/ls042942657/
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Lilarcor https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/dire ... /lilarcor/
Mate_cosido https://www.imdb.com/list/ls042767561/
mathiasa https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/movi ... /mathiasa/
maxwelldeux https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/maxw ... xwelldeux/
mjf314 https://www.imdb.com/list/ls042927229/
Mothravka https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/dire ... mothravka/
Mysterious Dude https://www.imdb.com/list/ls042787654/
Onderhond https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/best ... onderhond/
Opio https://www.imdb.com/list/ls042778051/
outdoorcats https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/who+ ... tdoorcats/
Panunzio https://www.imdb.com/list/ls042993009/
PeacefulAnarchy https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/my+f ... ulanarchy/
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sebby https://www.imdb.com/list/ls042979283/
Smoover https://www.imdb.com/list/ls042197151
sol https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/awes ... ilms/sol-/
St. Gloede https://www.imdb.com/list/ls042769111/
TajSamKojiJesam https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/top+ ... kojijesam/
Teproc https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/icm+ ... en/teproc/
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blocho https://www.imdb.com/list/ls042736651/
jvv https://www.imdb.com/list/ls042710478
RBG https://www.imdb.com/list/ls042740211/

Dolwphin https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/women/dolwphin/
GruesomeTwosome https://www.imdb.com/list/ls042711063/
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insomnius https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/whol ... insomnius/
Lonewolf2003 https://www.imdb.com/list/ls042276862/
OldAle1 https://www.imdb.com/list/ls042716761/


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Post by flaiky » April 2nd, 2019, 5:21 am

Anyone who logs films on letterboxd, this comprehensive list will be super helpful for creating your ballot: https://letterboxd.com/thaizy/list/directed-by-women/
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Post by Ivan0716 » April 2nd, 2019, 6:08 am

PeacefulAnarchy wrote:
April 2nd, 2019, 4:32 am
Question: Are co-directed one man one woman films eligible?
I feel it depends on the film/collaboration Straub–Huillet seems like a pretty equal collaboration.
On the other hand Ágnes Hranitzky doesn't seem to be a co-director in the usual sense based on the wiki article. It sounds like she provided important input, but Tarr had the clear directorial voice and power in their films.
But I'm not really sure if there's any standard for what co-director means or if there's any way to make a fair distinction.
I get the same impression about Ágnes Hranitzky, so if given the option I would exclude the films where she's credited as co-director from my own list, but I imagine quite a lot of people would disagree. Seeing films receive less votes than they otherwise would have - because voters have different opinions on eligibility - is something that has always bothered me with the genre/country polls. I think it's fine to go with IMDB credits for this particular subject though, and I think we should for consistency's sake.

Would love it if we can decide on this before I submit my list. :ermm:

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Post by Teproc » April 2nd, 2019, 8:31 am

There's also the always thorny question of the Wachowskis... especially their first few films. These films were directed by people who are now women, so I'm inclined to say they can be included, but it's an interesting question there.

Heres a first attemps at a list (Ranked).
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Post by albajos » April 2nd, 2019, 8:37 am

By definition they were women at the time, just pre-op.


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Post by Lonewolf2003 » April 2nd, 2019, 9:48 am

Teproc wrote:
April 2nd, 2019, 8:31 am
There's also the always thorny question of the Wachowskis... especially their first few films. These films were directed by people who are now women, so I'm inclined to say they can be included, but it's an interesting question there.

Heres a first attemps at a list (Ranked).
I had the same question. I would be inclined to only include those made after the first came out as a transgender.

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Post by Onderhond » April 2nd, 2019, 10:24 am

https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/best ... onderhond/

Top 20 distilled from my top 460. Ranked (duh).
Also might've missed a few, my feel for Chinese/Taiwanese/Japanese names simply isn't good enough.
Only 6 of them made it into an official top list, only 2 are featured in more than 1 top list, 3 is the max number of top lists. So yeah, don't expect many to make the final cut.
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Post by albajos » April 2nd, 2019, 12:22 pm

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls042710251/
ranked - a total of 59 titles so far

First draft.
I have gone through all movies tagged Triple F-rated, and all norwegian I remember. For once I'll check what the other lists have to add titles I've forgotten

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Post by GruesomeTwosome » April 2nd, 2019, 2:08 pm

Top 20 are RANKED, the rest unranked: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls042711063/
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Post by Carmel1379 » April 2nd, 2019, 6:13 pm

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Post by Traveller » April 2nd, 2019, 6:34 pm

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Post by OldAle1 » April 2nd, 2019, 8:19 pm

Onderhond wrote:
April 2nd, 2019, 10:24 am
https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/best ... onderhond/

So yeah, don't expect many to make the final cut.
:lol: You are probably right - if my own experience is typical. In looking at all the lists, I've see 1/3 to 2/3 of most peoples' picks - but none of yours. I have four of them currently - probably could access others too if I took the time to look so, given what you might guess about my tastes at this point, what stands out to you as something I'm more likely to like from these?

Grave
Innocence
Megane
Soko nomi nite hikari kagayaku


I am leaning towards one of the Japanese films, and Grave I might specifically wait on for the horror challenge. Can't promise anything, too many films to see this month as it is including several days of a festival, but I hate you always being so lonely in your picks.

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Post by OldAle1 » April 2nd, 2019, 8:20 pm

Such short lists so far, this is going to be a thin poll if it keeps going this way.

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Post by Onderhond » April 2nd, 2019, 8:44 pm

OldAle1 wrote:
April 2nd, 2019, 8:19 pm
Grave
Innocence
Megane
Soko nomi nite hikari kagayaku


I am leaning towards one of the Japanese films, and Grave I might specifically wait on for the horror challenge. Can't promise anything, too many films to see this month as it is including several days of a festival, but I hate you always being so lonely in your picks.
Save Grave for the horror challenge, though it's not a core horror flick I'm not sure it's something you'd like. Innocence is by far the most mysterious of the four, but it's also the most divisive one. It reminded me of Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World (Murakami) and by extension Haibane Renmei, though it's based on a Frank Wedekind novel. And it's directed by Gaspar Noé's wife. The style is very different, at the same time I'm not surprised the two of them are married :)

Megane is probably the easiest suggestion. To me it felt like taking a 100 minute mini-vacation, then again I'm a fan of Japan's island-films. Soko nomi nite hikari kagayaku is great too, but I think it's a film for more seasoned Japanese drama fans. Somewhat distant, often difficult to understand characters doing destructive things in a rather hopeless setting. But executed with grace. If that's your thing, it should be an easy recommend, but not too many people seem to dig it.

As for the length of my list, it's mostly constrained by my current top 460 + the fact that I'm really not good with Chinese (& Taiwanese) names. I may be missing a couple entries.

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Post by blocho » April 2nd, 2019, 8:53 pm

IMDb lists Ida Lupino as an uncredited co-director for On Dangerous Ground. Should that qualify? I definitely think co-direction qualifies, but what about uncredited?


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Post by OldAle1 » April 2nd, 2019, 9:04 pm

blocho wrote:
April 2nd, 2019, 8:53 pm
IMDb lists Ida Lupino as an uncredited co-director for On Dangerous Ground. Should that qualify? I definitely think co-direction qualifies, but what about uncredited?
It's a case where Lupino stepped in to direct some scenes while Ray was ill. This happened fairly frequently - John Wayne directed some of The Comancheros when Curtiz was dying of cancer, Robert Montgomery did part of They Were Expendable while John Ford broke his leg, etc. I personally wouldn't count On Dangerous Ground or other films with similar situations unless there was strong evidence that the substitute director really had significant creative input. I don't really know enough about the situation with that film in particular but maybe somebody else does?

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Post by OldAle1 » April 2nd, 2019, 9:31 pm

Onderhond wrote:
April 2nd, 2019, 8:44 pm
OldAle1 wrote:
April 2nd, 2019, 8:19 pm
Grave
Innocence
Megane
Soko nomi nite hikari kagayaku


I am leaning towards one of the Japanese films, and Grave I might specifically wait on for the horror challenge. Can't promise anything, too many films to see this month as it is including several days of a festival, but I hate you always being so lonely in your picks.
Save Grave for the horror challenge, though it's not a core horror flick I'm not sure it's something you'd like. Innocence is by far the most mysterious of the four, but it's also the most divisive one. It reminded me of Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World (Murakami) and by extension Haibane Renmei, though it's based on a Frank Wedekind novel. And it's directed by Gaspar Noé's wife. The style is very different, at the same time I'm not surprised the two of them are married :)

Megane is probably the easiest suggestion. To me it felt like taking a 100 minute mini-vacation, then again I'm a fan of Japan's island-films. Soko nomi nite hikari kagayaku is great too, but I think it's a film for more seasoned Japanese drama fans. Somewhat distant, often difficult to understand characters doing destructive things in a rather hopeless setting. But executed with grace. If that's your thing, it should be an easy recommend, but not too many people seem to dig it.

As for the length of my list, it's mostly constrained by my current top 460 + the fact that I'm really not good with Chinese (& Taiwanese) names. I may be missing a couple entries.
Thanks, hope I get around to watching at least one of those.

And I wasn't commenting about your list in particular - and I know you're one of the harshest raters here - but about all of them. No list of over 100 at this point, which kind of surprises me. Maybe it shouldn't.

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Post by blocho » April 2nd, 2019, 9:57 pm

OldAle1 wrote:
April 2nd, 2019, 9:04 pm
blocho wrote:
April 2nd, 2019, 8:53 pm
IMDb lists Ida Lupino as an uncredited co-director for On Dangerous Ground. Should that qualify? I definitely think co-direction qualifies, but what about uncredited?
It's a case where Lupino stepped in to direct some scenes while Ray was ill. This happened fairly frequently - John Wayne directed some of The Comancheros when Curtiz was dying of cancer, Robert Montgomery did part of They Were Expendable while John Ford broke his leg, etc. I personally wouldn't count On Dangerous Ground or other films with similar situations unless there was strong evidence that the substitute director really had significant creative input. I don't really know enough about the situation with that film in particular but maybe somebody else does?
Thanks for the background info. I'm with you--I'm not going to count this.

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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » April 2nd, 2019, 10:12 pm

OldAle1 wrote:
April 2nd, 2019, 9:31 pm
And I wasn't commenting about your list in particular - and I know you're one of the harshest raters here - but about all of them. No list of over 100 at this point, which kind of surprises me. Maybe it shouldn't.
Let's say because we watch the best movies first, a good proportion of the movies we see for this list are positive, how many films would we have to watch to feel comfortable with a top 100? 300-400? If you haven't made a particular effort to watch films directed by women I'd expect maybe 5% to be directed by women, so 6000-8000 films. I think I'll have a top 100 and I'm sure others will, but it's not that surprising, especially since the more films you have the longer it takes to make a list.

Also, Innocence is good, watch it.

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Post by albajos » April 2nd, 2019, 10:41 pm

Yes, my list is a work in progress, simply because it's not so easy to figure eligble movies. So 60 now, maybe 75 at deadline

Also just add the two Pet Semataries, because topical :whistling:
(oh no, those are bad, but there are quite a few music videos from Mary Lambert and others that are eligble)

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Post by OldAle1 » April 2nd, 2019, 11:18 pm

albajos wrote:
April 2nd, 2019, 10:41 pm
Yes, my list is a work in progress, simply because it's not so easy to figure eligble movies. So 60 now, maybe 75 at deadline

Also just add the two Pet Semataries, because topical :whistling:
(oh no, those are bad, but there are quite a few music videos from Mary Lambert and others that are eligble)
Yeah, it is harder to do than most polls and you guys make good points. I had a work-in-progress already from a while back so maybe less work for me, but still I've found a whole bunch of things just in the last day or two that I'd neglected.

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Post by maxwelldeux » April 3rd, 2019, 12:09 am

Giving this a shot... consider it ranked (will repost if I change its structure).

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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » April 3rd, 2019, 1:11 am

My list: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/my+f ... ulanarchy/
I probably missed a couple. I'll check later, I also have a few I plan to watch before the deadline.

Would be interested in comments about these co-directed films
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City of God: It's there for now, I'm not fully convinced though.
Shrek: Sounds like true co directors so yes.
Powers of Ten: I assume so.
Grey Gardens: Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer received co-directing credit for their editing work. Sounds like No
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum: I always thought of this as a Schlöndorff film, but after watching von Trotta's Die bleierne Zeit I'm going to lean the other way. So tentative yes.
Seventeen: Just based on what we see and hear in the film itself, I'm going with yes.
American Splendor: I don't know, sounds like yes?
Little Miss Sunshine: Sounds like yes.
The Private Life of a Cat: Yeah.
Black Harvest: I suppose, I don't know.
De cierta manera: Sara Gómez is the only one listed on imdb, so yes.
Werckmeister Harmonies: No, sorry.
Ici et Ailleurs: This seems very Godard to me, so no.
Mädchen in Uniform: Sounds like Froelich was a hand on producer but Sagan was the director, so yes.
Growing Up Female: I guess, I don't know.
Leviathan (2012): Seems like yes.
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse: I have no fucking idea. No for now.
Les amours de la pieuvre (and other Geneviève Hamon, Jean Painlevé colabs): Seems like no on limited info.
Gimme Shelter + Salesman: Zwerin seems like she was an Editor, not director.
Amer (2009): Standard co-directors, yes.
Gett: Tentative yes, I think.


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Post by Ivan0716 » April 3rd, 2019, 1:27 am

K well here's my list: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/dire ... /ivan0716/

Fingers crossed Werckmeister Harmonies/The Turin Horse doesn't make the list at all, rather than show up some 50 spots behind, say, friggin' Lady Bird.

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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » April 3rd, 2019, 1:38 am

Ivan0716 wrote:
April 3rd, 2019, 1:27 am
K well here's my list: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/dire ... /ivan0716/

Fingers crossed Werckmeister Harmonies/The Turin Horse doesn't make the list at all, rather than show up some 50 spots behind, say, friggin' Lady Bird.
I took a glance through the list and I don't think I saw any Tarr films.
You chose yes for On Dangerous Ground?
I also chose yes for City of God but I'm not sure. That article I posted just makes me more unsure.

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Post by GruesomeTwosome » April 3rd, 2019, 2:21 am

PeacefulAnarchy wrote:
April 3rd, 2019, 1:11 am
My list: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/my+f ... ulanarchy/
I probably missed a couple. I'll check later, I also have a few I plan to watch before the deadline.

Would be interested in comments about these co-directed films
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Co directed films and my judgement on them:
City of God: It's there for now, I'm not fully convinced though.
Shrek: Sounds like true co directors so yes.
Powers of Ten: I assume so.
Grey Gardens: Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer received co-directing credit for their editing work. Sounds like No
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum: I always thought of this as a Schlöndorff film, but after watching von Trotta's Die bleierne Zeit I'm going to lean the other way. So tentative yes.
Seventeen: Just based on what we see and hear in the film itself, I'm going with yes.
American Splendor: I don't know, sounds like yes?
Little Miss Sunshine: Sounds like yes.
The Private Life of a Cat: Yeah.
Black Harvest: I suppose, I don't know.
De cierta manera: Sara Gómez is the only one listed on imdb, so yes.
Werckmeister Harmonies: No, sorry.
Ici et Ailleurs: This seems very Godard to me, so no.
Mädchen in Uniform: Sounds like Froelich was a hand on producer but Sagan was the director, so yes.
Growing Up Female: I guess, I don't know.
Leviathan (2012): Seems like yes.
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse: I have no fucking idea. No for now.
Les amours de la pieuvre (and other Geneviève Hamon, Jean Painlevé colabs): Seems like no on limited info.
Gimme Shelter + Salesman: Zwerin seems like she was an Editor, not director.
Amer (2009): Standard co-directors, yes.
Gett: Tentative yes, I think.
As for Little Miss Sunshine and American Splendor: easy “yes” for both. Valerie Faris and Shari Springer Berman are, as you put it with Amer, “standard co-directors” with their respective male counterparts.
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Post by Ivan0716 » April 3rd, 2019, 3:40 am

PeacefulAnarchy wrote:
April 3rd, 2019, 1:38 am
Ivan0716 wrote:
April 3rd, 2019, 1:27 am
K well here's my list: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/dire ... /ivan0716/

Fingers crossed Werckmeister Harmonies/The Turin Horse doesn't make the list at all, rather than show up some 50 spots behind, say, friggin' Lady Bird.
I took a glance through the list and I don't think I saw any Tarr films.
You chose yes for On Dangerous Ground?
I also chose yes for City of God but I'm not sure. That article I posted just makes me more unsure.
I didn't include Tarr+Hranitzky films, what I meant was I would regret not doing so if those films actually do end up at a low position on the list(results). I removed On Dangerous Ground after looking into it.

City of God is a tough one, I was leaning towards a no initially because it's clearly a Meirelles project first and foremost, and with Lund not being recognised by the Academy and its Brazilian equivalent(probably more telling) for the Best Director nods, but your article swayed me towards the other direction(partly out of sympathy I guess). I'll leave it there for now and follow this thread to see what others think.

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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » April 3rd, 2019, 3:46 am

Ivan0716 wrote:
April 3rd, 2019, 3:40 am
PeacefulAnarchy wrote:
April 3rd, 2019, 1:38 am
Ivan0716 wrote:
April 3rd, 2019, 1:27 am
K well here's my list: https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/dire ... /ivan0716/

Fingers crossed Werckmeister Harmonies/The Turin Horse doesn't make the list at all, rather than show up some 50 spots behind, say, friggin' Lady Bird.
I took a glance through the list and I don't think I saw any Tarr films.
You chose yes for On Dangerous Ground?
I also chose yes for City of God but I'm not sure. That article I posted just makes me more unsure.
I didn't include Tarr+Hranitzky films, what I meant was I would regret not doing so if those films actually do end up at a low position on the list(results).
Yeah I understood. I meant I looked through All the lists people have submitted and none of them have a Tarr film so I think that's safe
Ivan0716 wrote:
April 3rd, 2019, 3:40 am
City of God is a tough one, I was leaning towards a no initially because it's clearly a Meirelles project first and foremost, and with Lund not being recognised by the Academy and its Brazilian equivalent(probably more telling) for the Best Director nods, but your article swayed me towards the other direction(partly out of sympathy I guess). I'll leave it there for now and follow this thread to see what others think.
Yeah, I'm torn. The article makes a sympathetic case, but it seems to carry the implication that if you're not "director" you're not important. I don't doubt that Ágnes Hranitzky was an important part of Tarr's films, but just because she was a vital Editor+more doesn't mean she was an equal directorial voice with Tarr. Lund clearly had an important role in making the film, and it sucks that some people dismissed its importance, but I'm not sure that makes her Meirelles equal on the production vs the second most important person but still secondary. It's the kind of case that pushes beyond my knowledge of what a director does.

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Post by Onderhond » April 3rd, 2019, 5:22 am

I'm leaving out co-directed (male - female) films. Would be a shame to end up a list where 20% of the films is still half-directed by a man.

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Post by cinewest » April 3rd, 2019, 7:28 am

There are more films directed in combo by a man and woman than noted above, but short of going through my own list of top films, I'm not sure how to find them all.

One combo not previously mentioned is Walter Salles and Daniela Thomas who did several good films together in Brazil.

Another problem is that I am not actually sure of the gender of all foreign filmmakers, as names are not always revealing enough

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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » April 3rd, 2019, 7:52 am

cinewest wrote:
April 3rd, 2019, 7:28 am
There are more films directed in combo by a man and woman than noted above, but short of going through my own list of top films, I'm not sure how to find them all.
My list wasn't meant to be remotely exhaustive, it's just a list of film I've rated 8 or above that fit the bill, and I probably missed some. For general films directed by women there's the collection flaiky posted on letterboxd and there's one on criticker too, but they're all made manually and checking for co-directors is manual too. There's no way to filter by gender on imdb, and while it is a field on imdb it is not accessible in any way that I can tell. So yeah, just checking every film you can think of is the only way, unfortunately.

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Post by albajos » April 3rd, 2019, 10:59 am

https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword?key ... s=restrict
(switch from feature to short etc)

But, tags are of course user generated as well, so smaller countries will almost never get this tag

And I'll remove all-gender co-directors as well. The point is to show their voice, is it not?

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