2021: 52 Weeks, 52 Women Filmmakers

Continuing my challenge to myself to 1) watch more films by women, and 2) partake of the work of more different women. Thousands of women have made films over the years, and I have only seen the work of few. Let's change that!

As I learned last time, this really isn't hard to do. I highly encourage you to take your own similar challenge!

Just for my own amusement, I'm going to also count my total watches of films (including shorts and rewatches) directed by women:

Total watches: 87

Total distinct films: 79

New-to-me filmmakers (denoted with +): 41

Valentina Agostinis+
Gillian Armstrong+ x2
Laurie Anderson+
Clio Barnard
Margot Benacerraf+
Kathryn Bigelow
Anna Boden (3 x R)
Nuotama Frances Bodomo+…

Read notes
  • The Snowman
  • Lost Girls
  • Blow Up of Blow-Up
  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)
  • Marisol
  • Wonder Woman 1984
  • Shadow in the Cloud
  • Rafiki
  • Christmas at Moose Factory
  • Yentl
  • The Rhythm Section
  • Goodbye First Love
  • My Brilliant Career
  • Zama
  • Standing Above the Clouds
  • My White Baby
  • Dissolution
  • Mr. Frog Went A-Courting
  • Dark Matters
  • Afronauts
  • 1968 < 2018 > 2068
  • The Golden Chain
  • And Breathe Normally
  • Young and Wild
  • 7 Weeks
  • Moving Parts
  • The Loveless
  • Too Late to Die Young
  • Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore
  • Art and Craft
  • Beau Travail
  • Antoni Gaudi: God's Architect
  • Bluebeard
  • Humanoids from the Deep
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin
  • Captain Marvel
  • Rupture
  • Meshes of the Afternoon
  • Meshes of an Autumn Afternoon
  • The Adventures of Prince Achmed
  • Araya
  • Nomadland
  • Heart of a Dog
  • When You Sleep
  • Always Shine
  • Lovers and Lollipops
  • The Arbor
  • Marianne and Juliane
  • Illusions
  • The Mountain Where Everything Is Upside Down
  • Organism
  • The House Is Black
  • The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye
  • The Conversations of Donkey and Rabbit
  • Little Woods