These stark, static structures often represent class, sexuality and escape, as Claire Oakley’s Make Up shows.
Eva Green’s astronaut explores uncharted territory in more ways than one in Alice Winocour’s space drama.
Dorothy Arzner gave Golden Age female stars like Katharine Hepburn and Rosalind Russell intelligent, complex roles.
Virginie Despentes and Coralie Trinh Thi explore sexual agency, trauma and the power of female friendship in this controversial 2000 thriller.
Attractive women of questionable virtue have long been a scapegoat for society’s literal ills.
By Leila Latif
Exploring the rich and disturbing cinematic history of benign stalking. Whoever said nice guys finish last?
By Emma Fraser
When women have their movie careers ruined by vindictive, controlling men, what happens next?
Pamela B Green’s Be Natural presents the untold story of this pioneering female filmmaker.
In 1979, the first Australian film directed by a woman since the silent era signalled a new dawn for female authorship.
Reflections on director Mark Cousins’ latest cinematic road trip, Women Make Film.
At the 63rd BFI London Film Festival, five films directed by women signalled a new chapter for Korean cinema.
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.
With Working Woman, director Michal Aviad hopes to move the conversation forward.
Indispensable first-hand advice for International Women’s Day 2019.
The producer of Born a Rebel speaks about the challenge of documenting more than a century of female protest.
A crop of complex and fascinating female characters were at the heart of this year’s LFF.
By Leila Latif
A Quiet Place and Hereditary are the latest films to challenge idealised notions of motherhood.