Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema

Directed by Mark Cousins

Year: 2018
Running Time: 840
Color Type: Color/Black & White
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Country: U.K.
Language: English
Genres: Documentary
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Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema

Cast
Tilda Swinton
Jane Fonda
Adjoa Andoh
Debra Winger
Kerry Fox
Thandie Newton
Sharmila Tagore

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Directed by Mark Cousins


This epic exploration of filmmaking by women offers an essential and celebratory revisionist history of cinema told through the lenses of the world’s greatest female directors. Written and directed by Mark Cousins (The Story of Film: An Odyssey), 700 clips from 183 filmmakers both well-known and forgotten—from Agnès Varda to Sarah Maldoror, Ava DuVernay to Binka Zhelyazkova —illuminate the scope and impact of women’s contributions to the art form. Structured as a road trip with plenty of space for twists and turns, this 14-hour journey is brought to life by narrators Tilda Swinton, Jane Fonda, Adjoa Andoh, Sharmila Tagore, Kerry Fox, Thandie Newton, and Debra Winger, who unpack topics including memorable opening sequences, approaches to framing, filming sex, and how to portray love and death onscreen. Arriving at a pivotal moment of recognition and reckoning for women in the industry, Women Make Film is both urgently of its time and a valuable resource to be treasured into the future.

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"An eye-opening epic that rediscovers dozens of all-but-forgotten women directors"-- The Hollywood Reporter

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