Films by Women

Below is a list of all the films directed by women that I’ve seen since I started this blog, with a rating and links to reviews where they exist, ordered by country and then alphabetically. (For all published reviews and my ratings system, see Reviews by Year. For a list of all the films directed by women I’ve ever seen, vaguely ranked, go to my list on Letterboxd.)

I wanted to add an extra page for films directed by women not because the world needs another cishet white guy to be giving his opinion (hello!), but more because of the way that women still struggle for an equal footing with male directors within the film industry in all parts of the world and it’s worth highlighting and giving greater voice to their films. However, there are obviously other ways that women can contribute to filmmaking, and I have tags for films written by women and photographed by women, though creative input can come in many different forms and particularly also from producers, editors and actors in this most collaborative of industries.

NB Films marked with * are co-productions and are listed more than once.


Afghanistan

Lezate divanegi (Joy of Madness) (Hana Makhmalbaf, 2004) *
Motley’s Law (Nicole N. Horanyi, 2015) *


Algeria

Inch’Allah dimanche (aka Inch’Allah Sunday) (Yamina Benguigui, 2001) *


Argentina

Muerte en Buenos Aires (Death in Buenos Aires) (Natalia Meta, 2014)
La mujer sin cabeza (The Headless Woman) (Lucrecia Martel, 2008) *
 XXY (Lucía Puenzo, 2007)
Zama (Lucrecia Martel, 2017) *


Australia

52 Tuesdays (Sophie Hyde, 2013)
The Babadook (Jennifer Kent, 2014)
The Dressmaker (Jocelyn Moorhouse, 2015)
The Last Days of Chez Nous (Gillian Armstrong, 1992)
Lore (Cate Shortland, 2012) *
Proof (Jocelyn Moorhouse, 1991)
Sherpa (Jennifer Peedom, 2015) *
Somersault (Cate Shortland, 2004)
Two Mothers (aka Adoration aka Adore aka Perfect Mothers) (Anne Fontaine, 2013) *
The Turning (Claire McCarthy/Ashlee Page/Marieka Walsh/Mia Wasikowska/et al., 2013)


Austria

Amour Fou (Jessica Hausner, 2014) *
Der Andständige (The Decent One) (Vanessa Lapa, 2014) *
Die Geträumten (The Dreamed Ones) (Ruth Beckermann, 2016)
Grbavica (Esma’s Secret aka Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams) (Jasmila Žbanić, 2006) *
Hotel (Jessica Hausner, 2004)
Looking for Oum Kulthum (Shirin Neshat/et al., 2017) *
Lovely Rita (Jessica Hausner, 2001) *
 Menschenfrauen (Valie Export, 1980) *
Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade, 2016) *
 Untitled (Monika Willi/et al., 2017)
Zanan-e bedun-e mardan (Women Without Men) (Shirin Neshat/et al., 2009) *


Barbados

 A Caribbean Dream (Shakirah Bourne, 2016) *


Belgium

Les Années 80 (The Eighties) (Chantal Akerman, 1983) *
À peine j’ouvre les yeux (As I Open My Eyes) (Leyla Bouzid, 2015) *
Aux frontières (On Borders) (Danielle Arbid, 2002) *
Baden Baden (Rachel Lang, 2016) *
Un beau soleil intérieur (Let the Sun Shine In) (Claire Denis, 2017) *
La Captive (The Captive) (Chantal Akerman, 2000) *
Demain on déménage (Tomorrow We Move) (Chantal Akerman, 2004) *
D’est (aka From the East) (Chantal Akerman, 1993) *
L’Étrange couleur des larmes de ton corps (The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears) (Hélène Cattet/et al., 2013) *
Evolution (Lucile Hadžihalilović, 2015) *
Golden Eighties (aka Window Shopping) (Chantal Akerman, 1986) *
Grave (Raw) (Julia Ducournau, 2016) *
Home (Ursula Meier, 2008) *
Hôtel Monterey (Chantal Akerman, 1972) *
I Don’t Belong Anywhere: Le Cinéma de Chantal Akerman (I Don’t Belong Anywhere: The Cinema of Chantal Akerman) (Marianne Lambert, 2015)
Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Chantal Akerman, 1975) *
Jeune femme (Montparnasse Bienvenüe) (Léonor Serraille, 2017) *
Là-bas (aka Down There) (Chantal Akerman, 2006) *
Maryland (aka Disorder) (Alice Winocour, 2015) *
News from Home (Chantal Akerman, 1977) *
No Home Movie (Chantal Akerman, 2015) *
Ovoce stromů rajských jíme (Fruit of Paradise) (Vĕra Chytilová, 1970) *
Patience, patience, t’iras au paradis! (Patience, Patience, You’ll Go to Paradise!) (Hadja Lahbib, 2015)
Réparer les vivants (Heal the Living) (Katell Quillévéré, 2016) *
Seule avec la guerre (Alone with War) (Danielle Arbid, 2000) [medium-length] *
Tous les chats sont gris (All Cats Are Grey) (Savina Dellicour, 2014)
Toute une nuit (aka A Whole Night) (Chantal Akerman, 1982) *


Bosnia and Herzegovina

Grbavica (Esma’s Secret aka Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams) (Jasmila Žbanić, 2006) *


Brazil

 As boas maneiras (Good Manners) (Juliana Rojas/et al., 2017) *
 Chega se saudade (The Ballroom) (Laís Bodanzky, 2007)
Cidade de Deus (City of God) (Kátia Lund/et al., 2002) *
Mãe só há uma (Don’t Call Me Son) (Anna Muylaert, 2016)
Marias (Joana Mariani/Leticia Giffoni, 2016) *
Que horas ela volta? (The Second Mother) (Anna Muylaert, 2015)
Zama (Lucrecia Martel, 2017) *


Bulgaria

Urok (The Lesson) (Kristina Grozeva/et al., 2014) *


Burkina Faso

La Nuit de la vérité (The Night of Truth) (Fanta Régina Nacro, 2004) *
 Ouaga Girls (Theresa Traoré Dahlberg, 2017) *
 Zin’naariya! (The Wedding Ring) (Rahmatou Keïta, 2016) *


Cameroon

Sisters in Law (Kim Longinotto/Florence Ayisi, 2005) *


Canada

The Apology (Tiffany Hsiung, 2016)
Bad Rap (Salima Koroma, 2016) *
The Bastard Sings the Sweetest Song (Christy Garland, 2012) *
The Caveman’s Valentine (Kasi Lemmons, 2001) *
Despite the Falling Snow (Shamim Sarif, 2016) *
 Double Happiness (Mina Shum, 1994)
Hedy Lamarr: Secrets of a Hollywood Star (Barbara Obermaier/et al., 2006) *
Indie Game: The Movie (Lisanne Pajot/et al., 2012)
Lost and Delirious (Léa Pool, 2001)
 Meditation Park (Mina Shum, 2017)
My Life Without Me (Isabel Coixet, 2003) *
Speed Sisters (Amber Fares, 2015) *
Star Men (Alison Rose, 2015) *
Stories We Tell (Sarah Polley, 2012)
Take This Waltz (Sarah Polley, 2011) *
Things We Lost in the Fire (Susanne Bier, 2007) *
Toute une nuit (aka A Whole Night) (Chantal Akerman, 1982) *
Window Horses: The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming (Ann Marie Fleming, 2016)


Chile

The 33 (aka Los 33) (Patricia Riggen, 2015) *
El pacto de Adriana (Adriana’s Pact) (Lissette Orozco, 2017)


China

28 sui wei chengnian (Suddenly Seventeen) (Zhang Mo, 2016)
Beijing yushang Xiyatu zhi bu er qingshu (Finding Mr Right 2 aka Book of Love aka Beijing Meets Seattle II: Book of Love) (Xiaolu Xue, 2016) *
Complicit (Heather White/Lynn Zhang, 2017) *
Hooligan Sparrow (Nanfu Wang, 2016) *
Jia nian hua (Angels Wear White) (Vivian Qu, 2017)
Meng ying tong nian (Electric Shadows) (Jiang Xiao, 2004)
San cheng ji (A Tale of Three Cities) (Mabel Cheung, 2015)
Yi ju ding yi wan ju (Someone to Talk To) (Yulin Liu, 2016)
Zhi wo men zhong jiang shi qu de qing chun (So Young) (Wei Zhao, 1980)


Colombia

The 33 (aka Los 33) (Patricia Riggen, 2015) *


Costa Rica

A Small Section of the World (Lesley Chilcott, 2014) *
Viaje (Paz Fábrega, 2015)


Croatia

Grbavica (Esma’s Secret aka Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams) (Jasmila Žbanić, 2006) *


Cuba

Az én XX. századom (My Twentieth Century) (Ildikó Enyedi, 1989) *
De cierta manera (One Way or Another) (Sara Gómez, 1978)
Marias (Joana Mariani/Leticia Giffoni, 2016) *
Una noche (Lucy Mulloy, 2012) *


Czechoslovakia

O něčem jiném (Something Different) (Vĕra Chytilová, 1963)
Ovoce stromů rajských jíme (Fruit of Paradise) (Vĕra Chytilová, 1970) *
Pytel blech (A Bagful of Fleas) (Vĕra Chytilová, 1962) [medium-length]


Czech Republic

A United Kingdom (Amma Asante, 2016) *


Denmark

The Bastard Sings the Sweetest Song (Christy Garland, 2012) *
Democrats (Camilla Nielsson, 2014) *
En chance til (A Second Chance) (Susanne Bier, 2014)
Motley’s Law (Nicole N. Horanyi, 2015) *
The Queen of Versailles (Lauren Greenfield, 2012) *
Speed Sisters (Amber Fares, 2015) *


Egypt

 Dunia (Jocelyn Saab, 2005) *
Al Midan (The Square) (Jehane Noujaim, 2013) *
Yom Lel Setat (A Day for Women) (Kamla Abou Zekri, 2016)


Estonia

Nong Hak (Dearest Sister) (Mattie Do, 2016) *


Finland

Pojkarna (Girls Lost) (Alexandra-Therese Keining, 2016) *


France

Aala kaf ifrit (Beauty and the Dogs) (Kaouther Ben Hania/et al., 2017) *
Les Adoptés (The Adopted) (Mélanie Laurent, 2011)
Un amour de jeunesse (Goodbye First Love) (Mia Hansen-Løve, 2011) *
An (Sweet Bean) (Naomi Kawase, 2015) *
Les Années 80 (The Eighties) (Chantal Akerman, 1983) *
À peine j’ouvre les yeux (As I Open My Eyes) (Leyla Bouzid, 2015) *
Argerich (aka Bloody Daughter) (Stéphanie Argerich, 2012) *
 As boas maneiras (Good Manners) (Juliana Rojas/et al., 2017) *
Aurélia Steiner (Vancouver) (Marguerite Duras, 1980) [medium-length]
Aux frontières (On Borders) (Danielle Arbid, 2002) *
Ava (Léa Mysius, 2017)
Avant la fin de l’été (Before Summer Ends) (Maryam Goormaghtigh, 2017) *
L’Avenir (Things to Come) (Mia Hansen-Løve, 2016) *

Baden Baden (Rachel Lang, 2016) *
Bande de filles (Girlhood) (Céline Sciamma, 2014)
Bang Gang (une histoire d’amour moderne) (Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story)) (Eva Husson, 2015)
Bar bahar (In Between) (Maysaloun Hamoud, 2016) *
Barbe bleue (Bluebeard) (Catherine Breillat, 2009)
 Barbicania (Louise Lemoine/et al., 2014) *
Un beau soleil intérieur (Let the Sun Shine In) (Claire Denis, 2017) *
La Belle saison (Summertime) (Catherine Corsini, 2015)
 Big in Vietnam (Mati Diop, 2012) [medium-length]

La Captive (The Captive) (Chantal Akerman, 2000) *
Les Cent et une nuits de Simon Cinéma (One Hundred and One Nights) (Agnès Varda, 1995)
Chemi bednieri ojakhi (My Happy Family) (Nana Ekvtimishvili/et al., 2017) *
Cidade de Deus (City of God) (Kátia Lund/et al., 2002) *
Circumstance (Maryam Keshavarz, 2011) *
Cléo de 5 à 7 (Cléo from 5 to 7) (Agnès Varda, 1962) *
Cléo de 5 à 7: souvenirs et anecdotes (Agnès Varda, 2005) [medium-length]
Comment Yukong déplaça les montagnes (How Yukong Moved the Mountains) (Marceline Loridan Ivens/et al., 1976)
La Coquille et le clergyman (The Seashell and the Clergyman) (Germaine Dulac, 1928) [medium-length]

Daguerréotypes (Agnès Varda, 1976)
Dans ma peau (In My Skin) (Marine de Van, 2002)
Dao Khanong (By the Time It Gets Dark) (Anocha Suwichakornpong, 2016) *
Dap canh giua khong trung (Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere) (Hoang Diep Nguyen, 2014) *
Demain on déménage (Tomorrow We Move) (Chantal Akerman, 2004) *
D’est (aka From the East) (Chantal Akerman, 1993) *
Divines (Houda Benyamina, 2016) *

Eden (Mia Hansen-Løve, 2014)
Elle l’adore (aka Number One Fan) (Jeanne Herry, 2014)
L’Étrange couleur des larmes de ton corps (The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears) (Hélène Cattet/et al., 2013) *
Evolution (Lucile Hadžihalilović, 2015) *
 Exotica, Erotica, Etc. (Evangelia Kranioti, 2015)

Feminists Insha’allah! The Story of Arab Feminism (Feriel Ben Mahmoud, 2014) [medium-length]
La Fiancée du pirate (A Very Curious Girl) (Nelly Kaplan, 1969)
Fidelio, l’odyssée d’Alice (Fidelio: Alice’s Odyssey aka Fidelio: Alice’s Journey) (Lucie Borleteau, 2014)

 Gemma Bovery (Anne Fontaine, 2014) *
Gett (Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem) (Ronit Elkabetz/et al., 2014) *
Golden Eighties (aka Window Shopping) (Chantal Akerman, 1986) *
Grave (Raw) (Julia Ducournau, 2016) *

Home (Ursula Meier, 2008) *
Hotline (Silvina Landsmann, 2015) *
Hysteria (Tanya Wexler, 2011) *

I Am Not a Witch (Rungano Nyoni, 2017) *
Ici et ailleurs (Here and Elsewhere) (Anne-Marie Miéville/et al., 1976)
Inch’Allah dimanche (aka Inch’Allah Sunday) (Yamina Benguigui, 2001) *
Les Innocentes (The Innocents) (Anne Fontaine, 2016) *

Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Chantal Akerman, 1975) *
Jeune femme (Montparnasse Bienvenüe) (Léonor Serraille, 2017) *

Les Kazaks – minorité nationale (The Kazakhs) (Marceline Loridan Ivans/et al., 1977) [medium-length]
Khamosh Pani (Silent Waters) (Sabiha Sumar, 2003) *
Klassenverhältnisse (Class Relations) (Danièle Huillet/et al., 1984) *

Là-bas (aka Down There) (Chantal Akerman, 2006) *
 Lebanon Factory (Shirin Abushaqra/Mounia Akl/Una Gunjak/Lucie La Chimia/et al., 2017) *
Letters from Baghdad (Sabine Krayenbühl/Zeva Oelbaum, 2016) *

Mariam (Faiza Ambah, 2015) [medium-length] *
Maryland (aka Disorder) (Alice Winocour, 2015) *
Miss Julie (Liv Ullmann, 2014) *
Mon roi (aka My King) (Maïwenn, 2015)
La mujer sin cabeza (The Headless Woman) (Lucrecia Martel, 2008) *
Mur murs (Agnès Varda, 1981) *
Mustang (Deniz Gamze Ergüven, 2015) *

Naissance des pieuvres (Water Lilies) (Céline Sciamma, 2007)
Nathalie Granger (Marguerite Duras, 1972)
News from Home (Chantal Akerman, 1977) *
No Home Movie (Chantal Akerman, 2015) *
Nong Hak (Dearest Sister) (Mattie Do, 2016) *
La Nuit de la vérité (The Night of Truth) (Fanta Régina Nacro, 2004) *

 Or (aka Mon trésor aka My Treasure) (Keren Yedaya, 2004) *
 Ouaga Girls (Theresa Traoré Dahlberg, 2017) *

Panj e asr (At Five in the Afternoon) (Samira Makhmalbaf, 2003) *
Patardzlebi (Brides) (Tinatin Kajrishvili, 2014) *
La Permanence (On Call) (Alice Diop, 2016)
Peur de rien (Parisienne) (Danielle Arbid, 2015)
Un poison violent (Love Like Poison) (Katell Quillévéré, 2010)

Réparer les vivants (Heal the Living) (Katell Quillévéré, 2016) *
Rue Cases-Nègres (Sugar Cane Alley) (Euzhan Palcy, 1983) *

Les Salauds (Bastards) (Claire Denis, 2013)
Sans toit ni loi (Vagabond) (Agnès Varda, 1985)
Satin rouge (Red Satin) (Raja Amri, 2002) *
Selma (Ava DuVernay, 2014) *
Seule avec la guerre (Alone with War) (Danielle Arbid, 2000) [medium-length] *
Sicilia! (aka Sicily!) (Danièle Huillet/et al., 1999) *
 Snow Canon (Mati Diop, 2011) [medium-length]
Sukkar banat (Caramel) (Nadine Labaki, 2007) *
Suzanne (Katell Quillévéré, 2013)

Tomboy (Céline Sciamma, 2011)
Toute une nuit (aka A Whole Night) (Chantal Akerman, 1982) *
Trouble Every Day (Claire Denis, 2001) *
 Two Mothers (aka Adoration aka Adore aka Perfect Mothers) (Anne Fontaine, 2013) *

L’Une chante, l’autre pas (One Sings, the Other Doesn’t) (Agnès Varda, 1977)
U.S. Go Home (Claire Denis, 1994)

 Victoria (In Bed with Victoria) (Justine Triet, 2016)
Une visite au Louvre (Danièle Huillet/et al., 2004) [medium-length] *
Voir du pays (The Stopover) (Delphine Coulin/Muriel Coulin, 2016) *

 Wajib (Annemarie Jacir, 2017) *

You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay, 2017) *

Zama (Lucrecia Martel, 2017) *
Zanan-e bedun-e mardan (Women Without Men) (Shirin Neshat/et al., 2009) *
 Zin’naariya! (The Wedding Ring) (Rahmatou Keïta, 2016) *


Georgia

Chemi bednieri ojakhi (My Happy Family) (Nana Ekvtimishvili/et al., 2017) *
Grdzeli nateli dgheebi (In Bloom) (Nana Ekvtimishvili/et al., 2013)
Patardzlebi (Brides) (Tinatin Kajrishvili, 2014) *

see also Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)


Germany

Alle Anderen (Everyone Else) (Maren Ade, 2009)
Un amour de jeunesse (Goodbye First Love) (Mia Hansen-Løve, 2011) *
Amour Fou (Jessica Hausner, 2014) *
An (Sweet Bean) (Naomi Kawase, 2015) *
Der Andständige (The Decent One) (Vanessa Lapa, 2014) *
L’Avenir (Things to Come) (Mia Hansen-Løve, 2016) *
Censored Voices (Mor Loushy, 2015) *
Chemi bednieri ojakhi (My Happy Family) (Nana Ekvtimishvili/et al., 2017) *
Citizenfour (Laura Poitras, 2014) *
Dap canh giua khong trung (Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere) (Hoang Diep Nguyen, 2014) *
Grbavica (Esma’s Secret aka Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams) (Jasmila Žbanić, 2006) *
Güneşe yolculuk (Journey to the Sun) (Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999) *
Havoc (Barbara Kopple, 2005) *
Hedy Lamarr: Secrets of a Hollywood Star (Barbara Obermaier/et al., 2006) *
Hysteria (Tanya Wexler, 2011) *
I Am Not a Witch (Rungano Nyoni, 2017) *
Khamosh Pani (Silent Waters) (Sabiha Sumar, 2003) *
Looking for Oum Kulthum (Shirin Neshat/et al., 2017) *
Lore (Cate Shortland, 2012) *
Lovely Rita (Jessica Hausner, 2001) *
Meine Brüder und Schwestern im Norden (My Brothers and Sisters in the North) (Sung Hyung Cho, 2016)
Le meraviglie (The Wonders) (Alice Rohrwacher, 2014) *
Min lilla syster (My Skinny Sister) (Sanna Lenken, 2015) *
Mustang (Deniz Gamze Ergüven, 2015) *
El olivo (The Olive Tree) (Icíar Bollaín, 2016) *
Petting Zoo (Micah Magee, 2015) *
 The Poetess (aka Alsha’airah) (Stefanie Brockhaus/et al., 2017) *
Sicilia! (aka Sicily!) (Danièle Huillet/et al., 1999) *
Slap Her, She’s French! (aka She Gets What She Wants) (Melanie Mayron, 2002) *
Sonita (Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, 2015) *
Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade, 2016) *
Trouble Every Day (Claire Denis, 2001) *
Une visite au Louvre (Danièle Huillet/et al., 2004) [medium-length] *
The Voices (Marjane Satrapi, 2014) *
Wadjda (Haifaa al-Mansour, 2012) *
Der Wald vor lauter Bäumen (The Forest for the Trees) (Maren Ade, 2003)
Wild (Nicolette Krebitz, 2016)
Zanan-e bedun-e mardan (Women Without Men) (Shirin Neshat/et al., 2009) *

West Germany

Az én XX. századom (My Twentieth Century) (Ildikó Enyedi, 1989) *
Deutschland bleiche Mutter (Germany, Pale Mother) (Helma Sanders-Brahms, 1980)
Klassenverhältnisse (Class Relations) (Danièle Huillet/et al., 1984) *
 Menschenfrauen (Valie Export, 1980) *
News from Home (Chantal Akerman, 1977) *
Die verlorene Ehre der Katharina Blum oder: Wie Gewalt entstehen und wohin sie führen kann (The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum aka The Lost Honor of Katharine Blum) (Margarethe von Trotta/et al., 1975)
Das zweite Erwachen der Christa Klages (The Second Awakening of Christa Klages) (Margarethe von Trotta, 1978)


Greece

Attenberg (Athina Rachel Tsangari, 2010)
Chevalier (Athina Rachel Tsangari, 2015)
Moderation (Anja Kirschner, 2016) *
Park (Sofia Exarchou, 2016) *
Petting Zoo (Micah Magee, 2015) *
Urok (The Lesson) (Kristina Grozeva/et al., 2014) *
Voir du pays (The Stopover) (Delphine Coulin/Muriel Coulin, 2016) *


Guyana

The Bastard Sings the Sweetest Song (Christy Garland, 2012) *


Hong Kong

29+1 (Kearen Pang, 2016)
Baise nuhai (The White Girl) (Jenny Suen/et al., 2017)
Beijing yushang Xiyatu zhi bu er qingshu (Finding Mr Right 2 aka Book of Love aka Beijing Meets Seattle II: Book of Love) (Xiaolu Xue, 2016) *
Complicit (Heather White/Lynn Zhang, 2017) *
Tou ze (A Simple Life) (Ann Hui, 2011)


Hungary

Az én XX. századom (My Twentieth Century) (Ildikó Enyedi, 1989) *
Testről és lélekről (On Body and Soul) (Ildikó Enyedi, 2017)


India

 Ask the Sexpert (Vaishali Sinha, 2017) *
Baar Baar Dekho (Nitya Mehra, 2016)
Beyond Bollywood (Ruchika Muchhala/et al., 2013) [medium-length] *
Daughters of Mother India (Vibha Bakshi, 2015) [medium-length]
Dear Zindagi (Gauri Shinde, 2016)
Dil Dhadakne Do (Zoya Akhtar, 2015)
Irudhi Suttru (aka Saala Khadoos) (Sudha Kongara Prasad, 2016)
Luck by Chance (Zoya Akhtar, 2009)
My Name Is Salt (Farida Pacha, 2013) *
Nil Battey Sannata (aka The New Classmate) (Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, 2015)
Qarib Qarib Singlle (Almost Single) (Tanuja Chandra, 2017)
Salaam Bombay! (Mira Nair, 1988)
Sanam Teri Kasam (Radhika Rao/et al., 2016)
 A Suitable Girl (Sarita Khurana/Smriti Mundhra, 2017) *
Viceroy’s House (Gurinder Chadha, 2017) *


Iran

Banoo-Ye Ordibehesht (The May Lady) (Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, 1997)
Circumstance (Maryam Keshavarz, 2011) *
Divorce Iranian Style (Kim Longinotto/Ziba Mir-Hosseini, 1998) *
Ghesse-ha (Tales) (Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, 2014)
 Israfil (Seraph) (Ida Panahandeh, 2017)
Lezate divanegi (Joy of Madness) (Hana Makhmalbaf, 2004) *
Panj e asr (At Five in the Afternoon) (Samira Makhmalbaf, 2003) *
Ruz-egar-e ma (Our Times) (Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, 2002)
Sonita (Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, 2015) *
Yek. Do. Yek (One. Two. One) (Mania Akbari, 2011)
Zir-e poost-e shahr (Under the Skin of the City) (Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, 2001)


Ireland

Miss Julie (Liv Ullmann, 2014) *


Israel

Der Andständige (The Decent One) (Vanessa Lapa, 2014) *
Bar bahar (In Between) (Maysaloun Hamoud, 2016) *
Censored Voices (Mor Loushy, 2015) *
Gett (Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem) (Ronit Elkabetz/et al., 2014) *
Hotline (Silvina Landsmann, 2015) *
Laavor et hakir (The Wedding Plan aka Through the Wall) (Rama Burshtein, 2016)
Lemale et ha’chalal (Fill the Void) (Rama Burshtein, 2012)
 Or (aka Mon trésor aka My Treasure) (Keren Yedaya, 2004) *
Princess (Tali Shalom Ezer, 2014)


Italy

Cléo de 5 à 7 (Cléo from 5 to 7) (Agnès Varda, 1962) *
Looking for Oum Kulthum (Shirin Neshat/et al., 2017) *
Le meraviglie (The Wonders) (Alice Rohrwacher, 2014) *
La mujer sin cabeza (The Headless Woman) (Lucrecia Martel, 2008) *
Pasqualino Settebellezze (Seven Beauties) (Lina Wertmüller, 1975)
Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (Lisa Immordino Vreeland, 2015) *
Il portiere di notte (The Night Porter) (Liliana Cavani, 1974)
Sicilia! (aka Sicily!) (Danièle Huillet/et al., 1999) *
A Small Section of the World (Lesley Chilcott, 2014) *
Somewhere (Sofia Coppola, 2010) *
Une visite au Louvre (Danièle Huillet/et al., 2004) [medium-length] *
Zanan-e bedun-e mardan (Women Without Men) (Shirin Neshat/et al., 2009) *


Japan

An (Sweet Bean) (Naomi Kawase, 2015) *
Endingu noto (Ending Note: Death of a Japanese Salesman aka Death of a Japanese Salaryman) (Mami Sunada, 2011)
Futatsume no Mado (Still the Water) (Naomi Kawase, 2014)
Hebi ichigo (Wild Berries) (Miwa Nishikawa, 2003)
It’s Complicated (Nancy Meyers, 2009) *
Kakera (aka Kakera: A Piece of Our Life) (Momoko Ando, 2009)
Koe no Katachi (A Silent Voice aka The Shape of Voice) (Naoko Yamada, 2016)
Mogari no mori (The Mourning Forest) (Naomi Kawase, 2007)
Nagai iiwake (The Long Excuse) (Miwa Nishikawa, 2016)
Sakuran (Mika Ninagawa, 2007)
Shinjuku Boys (Kim Longinotto/Jano Williams, 1995) [medium-length]
Somewhere (Sofia Coppola, 2010) *
Take This Waltz (Sarah Polley, 2011) *
Tenshi no yokubou (The Lust of Angels) (Nagisa Isogai, 2014) [medium-length]
Trouble Every Day (Claire Denis, 2001) *
Tsukuroi tatsu hito (A Stitch of Life) (Yukiko Mishima, 2015)


Jordan

Wadjda (Haifaa al-Mansour, 2012) *


Laos

Nong Hak (Dearest Sister) (Mattie Do, 2016) *


Lebanon

Aala kaf ifrit (Beauty and the Dogs) (Kaouther Ben Hania/et al., 2017) *
 Dunia (Jocelyn Saab, 2005) *
 Lebanon Factory (Shirin Abushaqra/Mounia Akl/Una Gunjak/Lucie La Chimia/et al., 2017) *
Ossit sawani (Blind Intersections) (Lara Saba, 2013) *
Sukkar banat (Caramel) (Nadine Labaki, 2007) *


Luxembourg

Amour Fou (Jessica Hausner, 2014) *
L’Étrange couleur des larmes de ton corps (The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears) (Hélène Cattet/et al., 2013) *
Hysteria (Tanya Wexler, 2011) *


Martinique

Rue Cases-Nègres (Sugar Cane Alley) (Euzhan Palcy, 1983) *


Mexico

Bellas de noche (Beauties of the Night) (María José Cuevas, 2016)
Lu-To (Katina Medina Mora, 2013)
Marias (Joana Mariani/Leticia Giffoni, 2016) *
 Tempestad (Tatiana Huezo, 2016)


Morocco

Looking for Oum Kulthum (Shirin Neshat/et al., 2017) *
Zanan-e bedun-e mardan (Women Without Men) (Shirin Neshat/et al., 2009) *


Mozambique

Terra Sonâmbula (Sleepwalking Land) (Teresa Prata, 2007) *


Nepal

Manakamana (Stephanie Spray/et al., 2013) *
Sherpa (Jennifer Peedom, 2015) *


Netherlands

Dao Khanong (By the Time It Gets Dark) (Anocha Suwichakornpong, 2016) *
Güneşe yolculuk (Journey to the Sun) (Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999) *
El olvido (aka Oblivion) (Heddy Honigmann, 2008)
The Queen of Versailles (Lauren Greenfield, 2012) *
De stilte rond Christine M. (A Question of Silence) (Marleen Gorris, 1982)
Toute une nuit (aka A Whole Night) (Chantal Akerman, 1982) *
Wadjda (Haifaa al-Mansour, 2012) *


New Zealand

Erebus: Operation Overdue (aka Erebus: Into the Unknown) (Charlotte Purdy/Peter Burger, 2014)
A Flickering Truth (Pietra Brettkelly, 2015)
“Joanna Margaret Paul: I Am an Open Window” (Joanna Paul/Rachel Shearer/Sonya Lacey/Nova Paul/Miranda Parkes/et al., 2015)


Nicaragua

Marias (Joana Mariani/Leticia Giffoni, 2016) *


Niger

 Zin’naariya! (The Wedding Ring) (Rahmatou Keïta, 2016) *


Nigeria

B for Boy (Chika Anadu, 2013)
 The Department (Remi Vaughan-Williams, 2015)
Faaji Agba (Remi Vaughan-Williams, 2015)
The Supreme Price (Joanna Lipper, 2014) *


Norway

Aala kaf ifrit (Beauty and the Dogs) (Kaouther Ben Hania/et al., 2017) *
Dap canh giua khong trung (Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere) (Hoang Diep Nguyen, 2014) *
Drone (Tonje Hessen Schei, 2014)
Dukhtar (Afia Nathaniel, 2014) *
Miss Julie (Liv Ullmann, 2014) *


Pakistan

 Among the Believers (Hemal Trivedi/et al., 2015) *
Armed with Faith (Geeta Gandbhir/et al., 2017) *
Azmaish: A Journey Through the Subcontinent (Sabiha Sumar, 2017)
Bin Roye (Momina Duraid/et al., 2015)
Dukhtar (Afia Nathaniel, 2014) *
Khamosh Pani (Silent Waters) (Sabiha Sumar, 2003) *


Palestine

Speed Sisters (Amber Fares, 2015) *
 Wajib (Annemarie Jacir, 2017) *


Peru

Madeinusa (Claudia Llosa, 2006) *
Marias (Joana Mariani/Leticia Giffoni, 2016) *
La teta asustada (The Milk of Sorrow) (Claudia Llosa, 2009) *
When Two Worlds Collide (Heidi Brandenburg/et al., 2016) *


Philippines

Bayang Ina Mo (Motherland) (Ramona S. Diaz, 2017) *
 Bontoc Eulogy (Bridget Yearian/et al., 1995) [medium-length] *


Poland

Aktorzy prowincjonalni (Provincial Actors) (Agnieszka Holland, 1979)
Les Innocentes (The Innocents) (Anne Fontaine, 2016) *
Park (Sofia Exarchou, 2016) *
The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga (Jessica Oreck, 2014) *


Portugal

D’est (aka From the East) (Chantal Akerman, 1993) *
 Terra de ninguém (No Man’s Land) (Salomé Lamas, 2013)
Terra Sonâmbula (Sleepwalking Land) (Teresa Prata, 2007) *


Qatar

Aala kaf ifrit (Beauty and the Dogs) (Kaouther Ben Hania/et al., 2017) *
Dao Khanong (By the Time It Gets Dark) (Anocha Suwichakornpong, 2016) *
Divines (Houda Benyamina, 2016) *
Mustang (Deniz Gamze Ergüven, 2015) *
Speed Sisters (Amber Fares, 2015) *


Romania

Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade, 2016) *


Russia

Chekhovskie motivy (Chekhovian Motifs aka Chekhov’s Motifs) (Kira Muratova, 2002) *
The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga (Jessica Oreck, 2014) *

see also Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)


Saudia Arabia

Mariam (Faiza Ambah, 2015) [medium-length] *
Wadjda (Haifaa al-Mansour, 2012) *


Singapore

Pop Aye (Kirsten Tan, 2017) *


South Africa

The World Unseen (Shamim Sarif, 2007) *


South Korea

Dohui-ya (A Girl at My Door) (July Jung, 2014)
Go-yang-i-leul boo-tak-hae (Take Care of My Cat) (Jeong Jae-eun, 2001)
Jamsil (Lee Wan-min, 2016)
Madonna (Su-won Shin, 2015)
Najeun moksori (The Murmuring) (Young-Joo Byun, 1995)
Na-moo-eobs-neun san (Treeless Mountain) (So Yong Kim, 2008) *
Yeon-ae-dam (Our Love Story) (Hyun-ju Lee, 2016)


Spain

Estiu 1993 (Summer 1993) (Carla Simón, 2017)
Evolution (Lucile Hadžihalilović, 2015) *
Madeinusa (Claudia Llosa, 2006) *
La mujer sin cabeza (The Headless Woman) (Lucrecia Martel, 2008) *
My Life Without Me (Isabel Coixet, 2003) *
El olivo (The Olive Tree) (Icíar Bollaín, 2016) *
Take This Waltz (Sarah Polley, 2011) *
La teta asustada (The Milk of Sorrow) (Claudia Llosa, 2009) *


Sweden

Aala kaf ifrit (Beauty and the Dogs) (Kaouther Ben Hania/et al., 2017) *
Återträffen (The Reunion) (Anna Odell, 2013)
The Bastard Sings the Sweetest Song (Christy Garland, 2012) *
Flocken (Flocking) (Beata Gårdeler, 2015)
Min lilla syster (My Skinny Sister) (Sanna Lenken, 2015) *
 Ouaga Girls (Theresa Traoré Dahlberg, 2017) *
Pojkarna (Girls Lost) (Alexandra-Therese Keining, 2016) *


Switzerland

Aala kaf ifrit (Beauty and the Dogs) (Kaouther Ben Hania/et al., 2017) *
Argerich (aka Bloody Daughter) (Stéphanie Argerich, 2012) *
Avant la fin de l’été (Before Summer Ends) (Maryam Goormaghtigh, 2017) *
Golden Eighties (aka Window Shopping) (Chantal Akerman, 1986) *
Hedy Lamarr: Secrets of a Hollywood Star (Barbara Obermaier/et al., 2006) *
Home (Ursula Meier, 2008) *
Hysteria (Tanya Wexler, 2011) *
Le meraviglie (The Wonders) (Alice Rohrwacher, 2014) *
My Name Is Salt (Farida Pacha, 2013) *
Sonita (Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami, 2015) *


Taiwan

 Liu Lang Shen Gou Ren (God Man Dog) (Singing Chen, 2007)
Wo De Shao Nu Shi Dai (Our Times) (Frankie Chen, 2015)


Thailand

Dao Khanong (By the Time It Gets Dark) (Anocha Suwichakornpong, 2016) *
Jao nok krajok (Mundane History) (Anocha Suwichakornpong, 2009)
Pop Aye (Kirsten Tan, 2017) *


Tunisia

Aala kaf ifrit (Beauty and the Dogs) (Kaouther Ben Hania/et al., 2017) *
À peine j’ouvre les yeux (As I Open My Eyes) (Leyla Bouzid, 2015) *
Satin rouge (Red Satin) (Raja Amri, 2002) *


Turkey

Dedemin Fişi (Meltem Bozoflu, 2016)
Güneşe yolculuk (Journey to the Sun) (Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999) *
Kedi (Ceyda Torun, 2016) *
Mustang (Deniz Gamze Ergüven, 2015) *
Taşkafa: Stories of the Street (Andrea Luka Zimmerman, 2013) *


Ukraine

Chekhovskie motivy (Chekhovian Motifs aka Chekhov’s Motifs) (Kira Muratova, 2002) *
The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga (Jessica Oreck, 2014) *
Zanan-e bedun-e mardan (Women Without Men) (Shirin Neshat/et al., 2009) *

see also Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)


Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

Krylya (Wings) (Larisa Shepitko, 1966) [Ukraine]
Pirveli mertskhali (First Swallows) (Nana Mchedlidze, 1975) [Georgia]
Voskhozhdeniye (The Ascent) (Larisa Shepitko, 1977) [Ukraine]


United Arab Emirates (UAE)

À peine j’ouvre les yeux (As I Open My Eyes) (Leyla Bouzid, 2015) *
Mariam (Faiza Ambah, 2015) [medium-length] *
Ossit sawani (Blind Intersections) (Lara Saba, 2013) *
 The Poetess (aka Alsha’airah) (Stefanie Brockhaus/et al., 2017) *
Wadjda (Haifaa al-Mansour, 2012) *


United Kingdom (UK)

Addicted to Sheep (Magali Pettier, 2015)
Adult Life Skills (Rachel Tunnard, 2016)
The Alcohol Years (Carol Morley, 2000) [medium-length]
American Honey (Andrea Arnold, 2016) *
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (Gurinder Chadha, 2008)
Animal Farm (Joy Batchelor/et al., 1954)
Appropriate Behavior (aka Appropriate Behaviour) (Desiree Akhavan, 2014)
The Arbor (Clio Barnard, 2010)
Attacking the Devil: Harold Evans and the Last Nazi War Crime (Jacqui Morris/et al., 2014)

“BAFTA Shorts 2015” (Rachel Tunnard/Daisy Jacobs/et al., 2014)
 Barbicania (Louise Lemoine/et al., 2014) *
Belle (Amma Asante, 2013)
Bend It Like Beckham (Gurinder Chadha, 2002)
Brand: A Second Coming (Ondi Timoner, 2015) *
Bred and Born (Joanna Davis/Mary Pat Leece, 1983)
Bridget Jones’s Diary (Sharon Maguire, 2001)
Burn Burn Burn (Chanya Button, 2015)

 A Caribbean Dream (Shakirah Bourne, 2016) *
Carry Greenham Home (Beeban Kidron/Amanda Richardson, 1983)
The Closer We Get (Karen Guthrie, 2015)

Dark Horse (Louise Osmond, 2015)
 Dark River (Clio Barnard, 2017)
Despite the Falling Snow (Shamim Sarif, 2016) *
The Divide (Katharine Round, 2015) *
Divorce Iranian Style (Kim Longinotto/Ziba Mir-Hosseini, 1998) *
Dreamcatcher (Kim Longinotto, 2015) *
Dreams of a Life (Carol Morley, 2011)

Edge (Carol Morley, 2010)
An Education (Lone Scherfig, 2009) *
Estate, a Reverie (Andrea Luka Zimmerman, 2015)

The Falling (Carol Morley, 2014)

Gaea Girls (Kim Longinotto/Jano Williams, 2000)
Gascoigne (Jane Preston, 2015)
 Gemma Bovery (Anne Fontaine, 2014) *
Ginger & Rosa (Sally Potter, 2012)
The Gold Diggers (Sally Potter, 1983)
Greenham Granny (Caroline Goldie, 1986) [medium-length]

Honeytrap (Rebecca Johnson, 2014)
Hysteria (Tanya Wexler, 2011) *

I Am Not a Witch (Rungano Nyoni, 2017) *

Learning to Drive (Isabel Coixet, 2014) *
Letters from Baghdad (Sabine Krayenbühl/Zeva Oelbaum, 2016) *
The Levelling (Hope Dickson Leach, 2016)
Light Years (Esther May Campbell, 2015)
Lore (Cate Shortland, 2012) *
Lost in Lebanon (Georgia Scott/Sophia Scott, 2017)
Love Is All: 100 Years of Love & Courtship (Kim Longinotto, 2014)

Me and You and Everyone We Know (Miranda July, 2005) *
Al Midan (The Square) (Jehane Noujaim, 2013) *
Miss Julie (Liv Ullmann, 2014) *
Miss You Already (Catherine Hardwicke, 2015)
Moderation (Anja Kirschner, 2016) *
My Brother the Devil (Sally El Hosaini, 2012)

Una noche (Lucy Mulloy, 2012) *

Orion: The Man Who Would Be King (Jeanie Finlay, 2015) *
Our Kind of Traitor (Susanna White, 2016)

Palio (Cosima Spender, 2015)
The Party (Sally Potter, 2017)
Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (Lisa Immordino Vreeland, 2015) *
Prevenge (Alice Lowe, 2016)
Public House (Sarah Turner, 2015)

The Queen of Versailles (Lauren Greenfield, 2012) *

Sea Without Shore (Fernanda Lippi/et al., 2015)
Second Coming (debbie tucker green, 2014)
The Selfish Giant (Clio Barnard, 2013)
Selma (Ava DuVernay, 2014) *
Seven Songs for a Long Life (Amy Hardie, 2015)
Shoot the Messenger (Ngozi Onwurah, 2006)
Sisters in Law (Kim Longinotto/Florence Ayisi, 2005) *
Slap Her, She’s French! (aka She Gets What She Wants) (Melanie Mayron, 2002) *
Somewhere (Sofia Coppola, 2010) *
Speed Sisters (Amber Fares, 2015) *
Star Men (Alison Rose, 2015) *
StreetDance (Dania Pasquini/et al., 2010)
Suffragette (Sarah Gavron, 2015)

Taşkafa: Stories of the Street (Andrea Luka Zimmerman, 2013) *
Their Finest (Lone Scherfig, 2016)
They Will Have to Kill Us First (Johanna Schwartz, 2015)
Things We Lost in the Fire (Susanne Bier, 2007) *

A United Kingdom (Amma Asante, 2016) *
Unrelated (Joanna Hogg, 2007)
Unrest (Jennifer Brea, 2017) *

Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach (Louise Osmond, 2016)
Viceroy’s House (Gurinder Chadha, 2017) *
The Violators (Helen Walsh, 2015)

A Way of Life (Amma Asante, 2004)
W.E. (Madonna, 2011)
 Welcome II the Terrordome (Ngozi Onwurah, 1995)
We Need to Talk about Kevin (Lynne Ramsay, 2011) *
When Two Worlds Collide (Heidi Brandenburg/et al., 2016) *
The World Unseen (Shamim Sarif, 2007) *
Wuthering Heights (Andrea Arnold, 2011)

You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay, 2017) *


United States of America (USA)

 6 Years (Hannah Fidell, 2015)
13th (Ava DuVernay, 2016)
The 33 (aka Los 33) (Patricia Riggen, 2015) *
1971 (Johanna Hamilton, 2014)

Advanced Style (Lina Plioplyte, 2014)
Advantageous (Jennifer Phang, 2015)
Afternoon Delight (Jill Soloway, 2013)
All This Panic (Jenny Gage, 2016)
American Honey (Andrea Arnold, 2016) *
 Among the Believers (Hemal Trivedi/et al., 2015) *
Armed with Faith (Geeta Gandbhir/et al., 2017) *
 Ask the Sexpert (Vaishali Sinha, 2017) *

Bachelorette (Leslye Headland, 2012)
The Bad Batch (Ana Lily Amirpour, 2016)
Bad Rap (Salima Koroma, 2016) *
Bayang Ina Mo (Motherland) (Ramona S. Diaz, 2017) *
Bayou Maharajah (Lily Keber, 2013)
 Beach Rats (Eliza Hittman, 2017)
“Beastie Boys Video Anthology” (Tamra Davis, 1992 + others, 1981-99)
The Beguiled (Sofia Coppola, 2017)
Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey (Constance Marks, 2011)
Bessie (Dee Rees, 2015)
Bewitched (Nora Ephron, 2005)
Beyond Bollywood (Ruchika Muchhala/et al., 2013) [medium-length] *
Beyond the Lights (Gina Prince-Bythewood, 2014)
The Bigamist (Ida Lupino, 1953)
Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me (Olivia Mori/et al., 2012)
Blackfish (Gabriela Cowperthwaite, 2013)
Black Nativity (Kasi Lemmons, 2013)
The Bling Ring (Sofia Coppola, 2013)
Bombay Beach (Alma Har’el, 2011)
 Bontoc Eulogy (Bridget Yearian/et al., 1995) [medium-length] *
Born in Flames (Lizzie Borden, 1983)
Brand: A Second Coming (Ondi Timoner, 2015) *
Buttercup Bill (Remy Bennett/Émilie Richard-Froozan, 2014)
Butter on the Latch (Josephine Decker, 2013)
By the Sea (Angelina Jolie, 2015)

The Camera: Je or La Caméra: I (Babette Mangolte, 1977)
Cameraperson (Kirsten Johnson, 2016)
Carrie Pilby (Susan Johnson, 2016)
The Caveman’s Valentine (Kasi Lemmons, 2001) *
Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt, 2016)
Circumstance (Maryam Keshavarz, 2011) *
Citizenfour (Laura Poitras, 2014) *
Clueless (Amy Heckerling, 1995)
Complicit (Heather White/Lynn Zhang, 2017) *
Concussion (Stacie Passon, 2013)
 The Connection (Shirley Clarke, 1961)
Crossroads (Tamra Davis, 2002)
The Cruz Brothers and Miss Malloy (Kathleen Collins, 1980) [medium-length]

Dancing in Jaffa (Hilla Medalia, 2013)
Daughters of the Dust (Julie Dash, 1991)
Deidra & Laney Rob a Train (Sydney Freeland, 2017)
Deliver Us from Evil (Amy Berg, 2006)
Desperately Seeking Susan (Susan Seidelman, 1985)
 Detroit (Kathryn Bigelow, 2017)
The Diary of a Teenage Girl (Marielle Heller, 2015)
A Different Image (Alile Sharon Larkin, 1982) [medium-length]
The Divide (Katharine Round, 2015) *
Dokhtari dar sab tanha be xane miravad (A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night) (Ana Lily Amirpour, 2014)
Dreamcatcher (Kim Longinotto, 2015) *
Dukhtar (Afia Nathaniel, 2014) *

The Edge of Seventeen (Kelly Fremon Craig, 2016)
An Education (Lone Scherfig, 2009) *
Elvis & Nixon (Liza Johnson, 2016)
Empty Suitcases (Bette Gordon, 1980) [medium-length]
Enough Said (Nicole Holofcener, 2013)
Everything, Everything (Stella Meghie, 2017)

Fifty Shades of Grey (Sam Taylor-Johnson, 2015)
Finding Christa (Camille Billops/et al., 1991) [medium-length]
 Finishing School (Wanda Tuchock/et al., 1934)
The Fits (Anna Rose Holmer, 2015)
For Ellen (So Yong Kim, 2012)
Frozen (Jennifer Lee/et al., 2013)
A Fuller Life (Samantha Fuller, 2013)

Gimme Shelter (Charlotte Zwerin/et al., 1970)
Girls Trip (Malcolm D. Lee, 2017)
Grey Gardens (Ellen Hovde/Muffie Meyer/et al., 1975)

Havoc (Barbara Kopple, 2005) *
Heart of a Dog (Laurie Anderson, 2015)
 The Hitch-Hiker (Ida Lupino, 1953)
 The Holiday (Nancy Meyers, 2006)
 Home Again (Hallie Meyers-Shyer, 2017)
Hooligan Sparrow (Nanfu Wang, 2016) *
Hôtel Monterey (Chantal Akerman, 1972) *
Hot Girls Wanted (Jill Bauer/Ronna Gradus, 2015)
Hot Pursuit (Anne Fletcher, 2015)
Hurricane of Fun: The Making of Wet Hot (Amy Rice, 2015)

I Could Never Be Your Woman (Amy Heckerling, 2007)
Illusions (Julie Dash, 1982) [medium-length]
In a World… (Lake Bell, 2013)
The Intern (Nancy Meyers, 2015)
The Intervention (Clea DuVall, 2016)
The Invitation (Karyn Kusama, 2015)
It’s Complicated (Nancy Meyers, 2009) *
I Will Follow (Ava DuVernay, 2010)

Janis: Little Girl Blue (Amy J. Berg, 2015)
 Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child (Tamra Davis, 2010)
Jimi Plays Monterey (Chris Hegedus/et al., 1986) [medium-length]
Jumpin’ Jack Flash (Penny Marshall, 1986)
Jupiter Ascending (Lana Wachowski/Lilly Wachowski, 2015)

Kedi (Ceyda Torun, 2016) *
The Kids Are All Right (Lisa Cholodenko, 2010)
Kung Fu Panda 2 (Jennifer Yuh Nelson, 2011)

 Lady Bird (Greta Gerwig, 2017)
Laggies (aka Say When) (Lynn Shelton, 2014)
Learning to Drive (Isabel Coixet, 2014) *
Lemonade (Beyoncé Carter Knowles/et al., 2016)
Letters from Baghdad (Sabine Krayenbühl/Zeva Oelbaum, 2016) *
The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter (Connie Field, 1980)
Life Partners (Susanna Fogel, 2014)
Loser (Amy Heckerling, 2000)
Little White Lie (Lacey Schwartz/et al., 2014)
Losing Ground (Kathleen Collins, 1982)
Los Punks: We Are All We Have (Angela Boatwright, 2016)
Love & Basketball (Gina Prince-Bythewood, 2000)
Lovely & Amazing (Nicole Holofcener, 2001)
Lovesong (So Yong Kim, 2016)
Love the Coopers (aka Christmas with the Coopers) (Jessie Nelson, 2015)
LoveTrue (Alma Har’el, 2016)
The Love Witch (Anna Biller, 2016)

McFarland, USA (aka McFarland) (Niki Caro, 2015)
Maggie’s Plan (Rebecca Miller, 2015)
Manakamana (Stephanie Spray/et al., 2013) *
Mariam (Faiza Ambah, 2015) [medium-length] *
Material Girls (Martha Coolidge, 2006)
Mavis! (Jessica Edwards, 2015)
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise (Rita Coburn Whack/et al., 2016)
Me and You and Everyone We Know (Miranda July, 2005) *
Mean Girls 2 (Melanie Mayron, 2011)
The Meddler (Lorene Scafaria, 2015)
Meet the Patels (Geeta V. Patel/et al., 2014)
Megan Leavey (Gabriela Cowperthwaite, 2017)
Merrily We Go to Hell (Dorothy Arzner, 1932)
Al Midan (The Square) (Jehane Noujaim, 2013) *
Middle of Nowhere (Ava DuVernay, 2012)
Mississippi Grind (Anna Boden/et al., 2015)
Miss Sharon Jones! (Barbara Kopple, 2015)
Money Monster (Jodie Foster, 2016)
Motley’s Law (Nicole N. Horanyi, 2015) *
 Mudbound (Dee Rees, 2017)
Mur murs (Agnès Varda, 1981) *
My Country, My Country (Laura Poitras, 2006)

Na-moo-eobs-neun san (Treeless Mountain) (So Yong Kim, 2008) *
Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List (Kristin Hanggi, 2015)
Near Dark (Kathryn Bigelow, 1987)
A New Leaf (Elaine May, 1971)
Night Moves (Kelly Reichardt, 2013)
Una noche (Lucy Mulloy, 2012) *
No Manifesto: A Film about Manic Street Preachers (Elizabeth Marcus, 2015)
Not Bad for a Girl (Lisa Rosa Apramian, 1995)

The Oath (Laura Poitras, 2010)
Obvious Child (Gillian Robespierre, 2014)
Office Killer (Cindy Sherman, 1997)
Orion: The Man Who Would Be King (Jeanie Finlay, 2015) *
Ornette: Made in America (Shirley Clarke, 1985)

Palo Alto (Gia Coppola, 2013)
The Parent Trap (Nancy Meyers, 1998)
Pariah (Dee Rees, 2011)
Paris Is Burning (Jennie Livingston, 1990)
Party Girl (Daisy von Scherler Mayer, 1995)
Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict (Lisa Immordino Vreeland, 2015) *
Petting Zoo (Micah Magee, 2015) *
Picture Bride (Kayo Hatta, 1994)
Pitch Perfect 2 (Elizabeth Banks, 2015)
Please Give (Nicole Holofcener, 2010)
Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (Angela Robinson, 2017)
The Punk Singer (Sini Anderson, 2013)

Queen of Katwe (Mira Nair, 2016)
The Queen of Versailles (Lauren Greenfield, 2012) *

A Revolution in Four Seasons (Jessie Deeter, 2016)
Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny (Karen Bernstein/et al., 2016)
The Rider (Chloé Zhao, 2017)
River of Grass (Kelly Reichardt, 1994)
Rough Night (Lucia Aniello, 2017)

Salesman (Charlotte Zwerin/et al., 1968)
Saving Face (Alice Wu, 2004)
The Secret Life of Bees (Gina Prince-Bythewood, 2008)
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (Lorene Scafaria, 2012)
Selma (Ava DuVernay, 2014) *
She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry (Mary Dore, 2014)
Slap Her, She’s French! (aka She Gets What She Wants) (Melanie Mayron, 2002) *
Sleeping with Other People (Leslye Headland, 2015)
A Small Section of the World (Lesley Chilcott, 2014) *
Somewhere (Sofia Coppola, 2010) *
Song One (Kate Barker-Froyland, 2014)
Songs My Brothers Taught Me (Chloé Zhao, 2015)
Speed Sisters (Amber Fares, 2015) *
Star Men (Alison Rose, 2015) *
Step (Amanda Lipitz, 2017)
 Step Up: All In (Trish Sie, 2014)
 A Suitable Girl (Sarita Khurana/Smriti Mundhra, 2017) *
The Supreme Price (Joanna Lipper, 2014) *

Talk to Me (Kasi Lemmons, 2007)
Tallulah (Siân Heder, 2016)
Tank Girl (Rachel Talalay, 1995)
A Teacher (Hannah Fidell, 2013)
Their Eyes Were Watching God (Darnell Martin, 2005)
Things Behind the Sun (Allison Anders, 2001)
Things We Lost in the Fire (Susanne Bier, 2007) *
This Is the Life (Ava DuVernay, 2008)
Thou Wast Mild and Lovely (Josephine Decker, 2014)
Tig (Kristina Goolsby/Ashley York, 2015)
Tiny Furniture (Lena Dunham, 2010)
The To Do List (Maggie Carey, 2013)
Touchy Feely (Lynn Shelton, 2013)
Twinsters (Samantha Futerman/et al., 2015)
Tyrus (Pamela Tom, 2015)

Uncertain (Anna Sandilands/et al., 2015)
Unexpected (Kris Swanberg, 2015)
Union Maids (Julia Reichert/et al., 1976)
A United Kingdom (Amma Asante, 2016) *
Unlocking the Cage (Chris Hegedus/et al., 2016)
Unrest (Jennifer Brea, 2017) *

The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga (Jessica Oreck, 2014) *
A Very Murray Christmas (Sofia Coppola, 2015) [medium-length]
The Voices (Marjane Satrapi, 2014) *

Wadjda (Haifaa al-Mansour, 2012) *
The Watermelon Woman (Cheryl Dunye, 1996)
Weiner (Elyse Steinberg/et al., 2016)
Welcome to Me (Shira Piven, 2014)
We Need to Talk about Kevin (Lynne Ramsay, 2011) *
West of Memphis (Amy J. Berg, 2012)
What Women Want (Nancy Meyers, 2000)
When Two Worlds Collide (Heidi Brandenburg/et al., 2016) *
Winter’s Bone (Debra Granik, 2010)
The Wolfpack (Crystal Moselle, 2015)
Women Who Kill (Ingrid Jungermann, 2016)
Wonder Woman (Patty Jenkins, 2017)

Your Sister’s Sister (Lynn Shelton, 2011)
You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay, 2017) *


Venezuela

Pelo malo (Bad Hair) (Mariana Rondón, 2013)


Vietnam

Dap canh giua khong trung (Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere) (Hoang Diep Nguyen, 2014) *


Zimbabwe

Democrats (Camilla Nielsson, 2014) *

Advertisements