Truth and Movies

Women In Film

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.

Why Proxima is a giant leap for motherhood on screen

By Emily Maskell

Eva Green’s astronaut explores uncharted territory in more ways than one in Alice Winocour’s space drama.

The pioneering filmmaker who broke the mould for women in Hollywood

By Pamela Hutchinson

Dorothy Arzner gave Golden Age female stars like Katharine Hepburn and Rosalind Russell intelligent, complex roles.

Looking beyond the violence of Baise-moi

By Daisy Phillipson

Virginie Despentes and Coralie Trinh Thi explore sexual agency, trauma and the power of female friendship in this controversial 2000 thriller.

Hollywood prefers blondes (as index patients)

By Elizabeth Horkley

Attractive women of questionable virtue have long been a scapegoat for society’s literal ills.

A take-down of movies about nice guys who pester women

By Leila Latif

Exploring the rich and disturbing cinematic history of benign stalking. Whoever said nice guys finish last?

The Lost Careers of Difficult Women

By Emma Fraser

When women have their movie careers ruined by vindictive, controlling men, what happens next?

A new documentary is reclaiming the legacy of Alice Guy-Blaché

By Stefania Sarrubba

Pamela B Green’s Be Natural presents the untold story of this pioneering female filmmaker.

How Gillian Armstrong feminised Australian Cinema

By Laura Venning

In 1979, the first Australian film directed by a woman since the silent era signalled a new dawn for female authorship.

Why should we care who writes film history?

By Justine Smith

Reflections on director Mark Cousins’ latest cinematic road trip, Women Make Film.

South Korea’s female filmmakers are finally making their voices heard

By Darren Carver-Balsiger

At the 63rd BFI London Film Festival, five films directed by women signalled a new chapter for Korean cinema.

Why are there so few female film composers?

By Natasha Jagger

We list six great composers who aren’t one of the small pool of men who seem to get all the big composing gigs in Hollywood.

Meet the Israeli filmmaker tackling sexual harassment in the work place

By Zoe Whitfield

With Working Woman, director Michal Aviad hopes to move the conversation forward.

How I broke into the film industry: Five women share their stories

By Hannah Woodhead

Indispensable first-hand advice for International Women’s Day 2019.

Adding the voices of rebellious women back into the British film archives

By Hannah Clugston

The producer of Born a Rebel speaks about the challenge of documenting more than a century of female protest.

How wild women stole the show at the 2018 BFI London Film Festival

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

A crop of complex and fascinating female characters were at the heart of this year’s LFF.

Mommie Dearest: The changing face of maternal horror cinema

By Leila Latif

A Quiet Place and Hereditary are the latest films to challenge idealised notions of motherhood.

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