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.
- •Mustang by Deniz Gamze ErgüvenA 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.
- •Diary of a Teenage Girl by Marielle HellerAs 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.
- •The Babadook by Jennifer KentA terrifying fable of motherhood. Emotionally distressing. Will give you nightmares.
- •Suffragette by Sarah GavronA moving chronicle of the UK's suffragette movement, from the perspective of its foot soldiers: women.
- •Appropriate Behavior by Desiree AkhavanA 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.