Here’s my second post for ‘Thursday Movie Picks’, a long-running series started by Wandering through the Shelves.
This week we’ve been asked to list three to five films directed by a female director. This theme made me realise that I need to brush up on my female directors: only Kathryn Bigelow and Sofia Coppola came to my mind before digging a little deeper.
We Need To Talk About Kevin (2011)
Lynne Ramsay’s haunting film is based on the aftermath of a high school shooting. The subject matter is all too familiar and the powerhouse performances coupled with gritty realism make it unforgettable.
Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)
I really enjoy Bollywood films, and this one from Zoya Akhtar is up there in my favourites. Three childhood friends head to Spain for a bachelor road trip and it is a wonderful blend of humour, music and Indian & European culture.
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
One of the finest romcom writers, directors and producers, there are several films by Nora Ephron that I have enjoyed and could have chosen. I’ve gone for Sleepless in Seattle because of its brilliant leads (Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks) and great combination of schmaltz and gentleness.
- Take a look at Vanessa’s excellent, regularly updated and colour-coordinated, list on Letterboxd of films by female directors; I’ve currently watched 83 of the 6,440 films listed