5 Incredible Films Directed by Women in 2015

Here are just a few of the noteworthy films directed by women in the past year. Support women in front of and behind the camera! See these films if you can.
  1. Mustang by Deniz Gamze Ergüven
    A heartfelt, shocking and melancholic story about the demonization of the sexuality of five Turkish girls in a small village. Beautifully shot and phenomenal performances by non-professional actors and a haunting score by Warren Ellis.
  2. Diary of a Teenage Girl by Marielle Heller
    As Minnie Goetz narrates to us, she is a fifteen-year old teenager living in San Francisco who just had sex with 35-year old Monroe, her mom's boyfriend. Hilarity, explicit sex and drama ensues. A charming voiceover carries us through Minnie's ups and downs as a teenager.
  3. The Babadook by Jennifer Kent
    A terrifying fable of motherhood. Emotionally distressing. Will give you nightmares.
  4. Suffragette by Sarah Gavron
    A moving chronicle of the UK's suffragette movement, from the perspective of its foot soldiers: women.
  5. Appropriate Behavior by Desiree Akhavan
    A funny and irreverent look at a Persian woman's coming out to her family and learning to deal with a break-up. A fresh cultural take on a familiar story.