52 Films by Women

2016 has gone off to a busy start. Among the many things that occupied my mind were the possibilities of a New Year’s Resolution that could be tied up to this blog. Along the years, I’ve used this Blog to pursue different passion projects, some of which I completedsuccessfully, and others that were slowly abandoned (even though I still plan to complete some of them at some point!). I decided to set myself a goal for this year, and sticking to it.

This new project was inspired both by Marya E. Gates’s A Year with Women, and by the big number of people on Letterboxd who’ve set themselves the goal to watch 52 films directed by women in 2016 (one for each week of the year) with the hashtag #52FilmsByWomen. I think this is a relatively modest goal, and one that I will do my best to achieve.

Films Screened (in chronological order):

madeinusaMadeinusa
(dir. Claudia Llosa / Peru / 2006)
The Peruvian film industry could only be described as piss-poor. As far as I can remember, Madeinusa is the first Peruvian movie I remember being described as a good -even great- film… (read more)

the arbor

The Arbor
(dir. Clio Barnard / United Kingdom / 2010)
The Arbor adopts its name from a by Anne Dunbar. The movie, however, is not an adaptation of the play, or anything resembling a traditional biopic of the author. Its structure is something completely unique… (read more)

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Somewhere
(dir. Sofia Coppola / USA / 2010)
Ever since she broke out big with Lost in Translation, it’s been clear that Coppola’s interest lie in mood much more than in any kind of plot. Somewhere is the least “plotty” of her movies… (read more)

 

 

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