100 Great Films by Female Directors

In praise of Daisies

By Christina Newland

Don’t miss this explosion of feminist merry-making in Věra Chytilová’s 1966 classic, screening with ICA and MUBI.

In praise of The Beaches of Agnès

By Mallory Andrews

Journey into the mind of the great Agnès Varda as part of our 35mm season with MUBI and ICA.

Visages Villages – first look review

By David Jenkins

Agnès Varda douses the French landscape with art with the help of her new friend JR in this wonderfully eccentric road movie.

Let the Sunshine In – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

The art of flirting and flirting as art are the subjects of this extraordinary romcom from Claire Denis.

100 great movies by female directors – part 10

By Little White Lies

Ava DuVernay, Josephine Decker and Mia Hansen-Løve feature in the final part of our celebration of women filmmakers.

100 great movies by female directors – part 9

By Little White Lies

The Brits are out in force in the ninth segment of our massive celebration of women who make movies.

100 great movies by female directors – part 8

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Golden Bear-winning drama from Peru and Essex social realism star in this part of our female filmmaker compendium.

100 great movies by female directors – part 7

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Miracles and mutilation feature in this part of our survey of great works directed by women.

100 great movies by female directors – part 6

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Riding whales, Huey Lewis and cannibalism crop up in the sixth part of our epic countdown.

100 great movies by female directors – part 5

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Tilda Swinton, Jodie Foster and Adam Sandler all feature in this segment of our epic movie countdown.

100 great movies by female directors – part 4

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From Agnès Varda to Nancy Savoca, here are 10 more must-see films from our female director countdown.

100 great movies by female directors – part 3

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Read part three of our epic countdown of the greatest works by female luminaries.

100 great movies by female directors – part 2

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Wanda and India Song feature in part two of our celebration of women filmmakers.

100 great movies by female directors – part 1

By Little White Lies

Read part one of our countdown celebrating the greatest female artists in the film industry.

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