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Claire Oakley

Great debut features from female directors

By Little White Lies

To celebrate the release of Make Up, here are five magnificent first films by some seriously talented women.

The symbolic power of caravans in female coming-of-age films

By Davina Quinlivan

These stark, static structures often represent class, sexuality and escape, as Claire Oakley’s Make Up shows.

Claire Oakley: ‘The whole film is about describing the feelings of this young woman’

By Elena Lazic

How a fascination with female desire inspired the first-time director of the excellent Make Up.

Make Up

By Anton Bitel

A Cornish caravan park provides the backdrop to a young woman’s sexual (re)awakening in Claire Oakley’s impressive debut.

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