My viewings for the Films Directed by Women Challenge 2018

by RogerTheMovieManiac88 | created - 01 Apr 2018 | updated - 02 Apr 2018 | Public

A log of my viewings for this challenge devoted to female film-makers that was hosted on the iCM Forum in March 2018.

Not listed on IMDb at time of viewing:

Features: 'L'orchidoclaste, Rudy Ricciotti vu par Laetitia Masson' (2013, Laetitia Masson) - 8.5/10 'Chocolat, une histoire du rire' (2016, Judith Sibony) - 7.5/10 'Herménégilde Chiasson, de ruptures en contraintes' (2016, Ginette Pellerin) - 8.5/10 'L'héritier' (2016, Édith Jorisch) - 6.5/10

Shorts: 'Great Castles of the Middle Ages' / 'Mediaeval Castles' (1950, Felicity Kinross) - 8/10 - 20 minutes 'Abstract film en couleurs' (1991, Cécile Fontaine) - 6.5/10 - 3 minutes 'De Kade' (2003, Barbara Meter) - 7/10 - 6 minutes 'Holy Woods' (2008, Cécile Fontaine) - 8.5/10 - 8 minutes 'Le mur' (2012, Noémi Gruner) - 7.5/10 - 4 minutes

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1. Cameraperson (2016)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

86 Metascore

Exposing her role behind the camera, Kirsten Johnson reaches into the vast trove of footage she has shot over decades around the world. What emerges is a visually bold memoir and a revelatory interrogation of the power of the camera.

Director: Kirsten Johnson | Stars: Jacques Derrida, Kirsten Johnson, Roger Phenix

Votes: 2,114 | Gross: $0.10M

2. Wadjda (2012)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

81 Metascore

An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest.

Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour | Stars: Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah, Abdullrahman Al Gohani, Ahd

Votes: 17,135 | Gross: $1.35M

3. Lolo (2015)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy

50 Metascore

Violette, a 40-year old workaholic with a career in the fashion industry falls for a provincial computer geek, Jean-Rene, while on a spa retreat with her best friend.

Director: Julie Delpy | Stars: Julie Delpy, Dany Boon, Vincent Lacoste, Karin Viard

Votes: 3,437 | Gross: $0.02M

4. Un jour mon prince (2016)

82 min | Comedy

There are almost a hundred years that The Sleeping Beauty is asleep No prince charming responsible for waking found favor in his eyes or, if it does not wake up, the world of fairies disappear.

Director: Flavia Coste | Stars: Sarah-Jeanne Labrosse, Mylène St-Sauveur, Jean-Luc Couchard, Hugo Becker

Votes: 61

5. Ceux qui dansent sur la tête (2014 TV Movie)

91 min | Drama, Music

Dance drama playing on a dairy farm, starring two 19-year-old friends Syl and Frenzy who live for breakdancing. The friendship comes under pressure during a dance audition in Paris, where ... See full summary »

Director: Magaly Richard-Serrano | Stars: Sylvie Testud, Finnegan Oldfield, Jean-François Stévenin, Freddy Kimps

Votes: 36

6. Nearest to Heaven (2002)

96 min | Drama, Romance

People and life can be cruel, and in their face, Fannette is cool: toward an old acquaintance, to her daughter, to colleagues. Beneath the surface, she roils with passion for a lost love, ... See full summary »

Director: Tonie Marshall | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, William Hurt, Bernard Le Coq, Hélène Fillières

Votes: 453

7. Radioman (2012)

75 min | Documentary

The New York film set mascot who overcame homelessness and alcoholism to become a fixture of the New York film industry, with over 100 small parts to his name.

Director: Mary Kerr | Stars: Josh Brolin, Craig Castaldo, George Clooney, Matt Damon

Votes: 213

8. Monsoon Wedding (2001)

R | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

A stressed father, a bride-to-be with a secret, a smitten event planner, and relatives from around the world create much ado about the preparations for an arranged marriage in India.

Director: Mira Nair | Stars: Naseeruddin Shah, Lillete Dubey, Shefali Shah, Vijay Raaz

Votes: 22,660 | Gross: $13.88M

9. I'm All Yours (2015)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy

Charming thirty-year-old Hanna Belkacem has inherited the gene from her parents: she is unable to say no. And as she is the Director of Human resources of a big firm such infirmity is not ... See full summary »

Director: Baya Kasmi | Stars: Vimala Pons, Mehdi Djaadi, Agnès Jaoui, Ramzy Bedia

Votes: 549

10. Love at First Child (2015)

G | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

Gabriell is a single mother, her 17-year-old daughter Claire is pregnant, however the child's father Simon has no desire to be involved with his future baby. When Gabrielle takes matters ... See full summary »

Director: Anne Giafferi | Stars: Isabelle Carré, Patrick Bruel, Alice de Lencquesaing, Thomas Solivérès

Votes: 763

11. The Other Side of Sleep (2011)

88 min | Drama, Mystery

Rebecca Daly's first feature film The Other Side of Sleep is the haunting journey of Arlene (Antonia Campell Hughes). Arlene is a ghost in her own life. She lives in a small town in the ... See full summary »

Director: Rebecca Daly | Stars: Sam Keeley, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Cathy Belton, Olwen Fouéré

Votes: 178

12. The Beachcomber (1954)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Ewart Gray (Donald Sinden) is the new Resident-in-Charge of the Welcome Islands in the Indian Ocean. The Islands are full of life, but the only other Europeans are the "sanctimonious, ... See full summary »

Director: Muriel Box | Stars: Glynis Johns, Robert Newton, Donald Sinden, Paul Rogers

Votes: 247

13. Burnt Out (2005)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama

Disheartened after a shocking event that took place in his firm, a compliant and committed employee loses the ground under his feet and revolts.

Director: Fabienne Godet | Stars: Olivier Gourmet, Dominique Blanc, Julie Depardieu, Marion Cotillard

Votes: 319

14. Savannah (2013)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Family, History

25 Metascore

Drama about the friendship between an Oxford-educated Southerner and a former black slave in turn-of-the-century Savannah.

Director: Annette Haywood-Carter | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jaimie Alexander, Bradley Whitford

Votes: 1,378 | Gross: $0.04M

15. The Beguiled (2017)

R | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

77 Metascore

The unexpected arrival of a wounded Union soldier at a girls school in Virginia during the American Civil War leads to jealousy and betrayal.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Colin Farrell

Votes: 47,432 | Gross: $10.58M

16. Frozen River (2008)

R | 97 min | Crime, Drama

82 Metascore

A mom looks for another source of income, when her husband leaves with the money meant for the new mobile home. A nearby Indian territory stretches across the border to Canada with a drivable frozen river between. Smuggling?

Director: Courtney Hunt | Stars: Melissa Leo, Misty Upham, Charlie McDermott, Michael O'Keefe

Votes: 24,086 | Gross: $2.51M

17. Both Sides of the Law (1953)

94 min | Crime, Drama

A pseudo-documentary in style with an emphasis on the daily work and routine of women police built around three different story lines. The first involves eighteen-year-old Bridget Foster (... See full summary »

Director: Muriel Box | Stars: Anne Crawford, Peggy Cummins, Rosamund John, Terence Morgan

Votes: 184

18. Blame it on Fidel (2006)

Unrated | 99 min | Drama, History

74 Metascore

A 9-year-old girl weathers big changes in her household as her parents become radical political activists in 1970-71 Paris.

Director: Julie Gavras | Stars: Nina Kervel-Bey, Julie Depardieu, Stefano Accorsi, Benjamin Feuillet

Votes: 4,822 | Gross: $0.17M

19. Half Sister, Full Love (2015)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

Pierrick has just lost his brother. He accepts the invitation of his best friend Tessa in his family house, to spend there one week only to think about his life. But he discovers upon his ... See full summary »

Director: Marion Vernoux | Stars: Virginie Efira, Géraldine Nakache, Grégoire Ludig, Mélanie Malhère

Votes: 307

20. Jasper Jones (2017)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

JASPER JONES is a coming of age story about Charlie Bucktin, a bookish boy of 14. On the night that Jasper Jones, the town's mixed race outcast shows him the dead body of young Laura ... See full summary »

Director: Rachel Perkins | Stars: Levi Miller, Kevin Long, Toni Collette, Aaron L. McGrath

Votes: 2,755

21. Beyond the Fire (2009)

77 min | Romance

From tragedy comes a burning love, but can passion survive the torment of a sinister past

Director: Maeve Murphy | Stars: Scot Williams, Cara Seymour, Victoria Aitken, Alison Cain

Votes: 97

22. Blue Away to America (1999)

100 min | Drama

Victim of a terrible accident, overnight the young Camille Balaise finds himself in another world; that of rehabilitation. His life till now no longer counts, what is to become of him he ... See full summary »

Director: Sarah Lévy | Stars: Samuel Jouy, Marion Cotillard, Albert Dupontel, Claude Perron

Votes: 105

23. Just Before I Go (2014)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

24 Metascore

On the verge of giving up on life, a guy travels to his hometown to make amends.

Director: Courteney Cox | Stars: Seann William Scott, Olivia Thirlby, Garret Dillahunt, Kate Walsh

Votes: 17,153 | Gross: $0.01M

25. A Spiritual Matter (2015 TV Movie)

R | 82 min | Drama

In an empty house, a woman, 40, lets herself go to her most motivating, deepest impulses.

Director: Bénédicte Acolas | Star: Sophie Marceau

Votes: 64

26. A Castle in Italy (2013)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

41 Metascore

A family is forced to sell their Italian home.

Director: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi | Stars: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Louis Garrel, Filippo Timi, Marisa Borini

Votes: 972

27. Araya (1959)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

"Araya" is an old natural salt mine located in a peninsula in northeastern Venezuela which was still, by 1959, being exploited manually five hundred years after its discovery by the Spanish... See full summary »

Director: Margot Benacerraf | Stars: José Ignacio Cabrujas, Laurent Terzieff

Votes: 569

28. Musical Chairs (2015)

83 min | Comedy, Drama

Perrine plays at kids' birthdays to make ends meet. On her way to a party, she makes a man fall into a tip. The victim is taken to hospital in a coma. Perrine decides to do all she can to help him awake.

Director: Marie Belhomme | Stars: Isabelle Carré, Carmen Maura, Philippe Rebbot, Nina Meurisse

Votes: 295

29. The Great Man (2014)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama

73 Metascore

Markov and Hamilton are fellow French Legionnaire's at the end of their posting in Afghanistan. An ambush results in an abdication of duty-despite it stemming from an act of fidelity. ... See full summary »

Director: Sarah Petit | Stars: Jérémie Renier, Surho Sugaipov, Ramzan Idiev, Daniel Fassi

Votes: 130 | Gross: $0.01M

30. Les ambitieux (2006)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

On the one hand you have Judith Zahn, an arrogant, snobbish, bitchy Parisian editor. On the other hand meet Julien Demarsay: an insecure, timid, young bookseller from the East of France who... See full summary »

Director: Catherine Corsini | Stars: Karin Viard, Éric Caravaca, Jacques Weber, Gilles Cohen

Votes: 344

31. The Levelling (2016)

R | 83 min | Drama

81 Metascore

Somerset, October 2014. When Clover Catto (Ellie Kendrick) receives a call telling her that her younger brother Harry (Joe Blakemore) is dead, she must return to her family farm and face ... See full summary »

Director: Hope Dickson Leach | Stars: Ellie Kendrick, David Troughton, Jack Holden, Joe Blakemore

Votes: 2,273 | Gross: $0.00M

32. Women in Prison (1988)

99 min | Crime, Drama

A women's prison. Women arrive, some for as long as eight years. They work making teddy bears. Dessombes, the head matron, misses little. She gets intelligence from Marthe, an older convict... See full summary »

Director: Charlotte Silvera | Stars: Marie-Christine Barrault, Annie Girardot, Bernadette Lafont, Milva

Votes: 69

33. The Girl from Monaco (2008)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

52 Metascore

Bertrand Beauvois, a well-known attorney, is in Monte Carlo to defend a businessman's mother who murdered a gigolo with ties to gangsters. The businessman provides a bodyguard, Christophe, ... See full summary »

Director: Anne Fontaine | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Roschdy Zem, Stéphane Audran, Gilles Cohen

Votes: 1,917 | Gross: $0.60M

34. Lady Chatterley (2006)

R | 168 min | Drama, Romance

80 Metascore

A French adaptation of the second (and much less well-known) version of D.H. Lawrence's erotic tale.

Director: Pascale Ferran | Stars: Marina Hands, Jean-Louis Coulloc'h, Hippolyte Girardot, Hélène Alexandridis

Votes: 4,207 | Gross: $0.69M

35. Sous le figuier (2012)

92 min | Comedy

The last days of a terminally-ill old lady ,full of Joie De Vivre.

Director: Anne-Marie Etienne | Stars: Gisèle Casadesus, Anne Consigny, Jonathan Zaccaï, Marie Kremer

Votes: 77

36. The Consolation (2017 TV Movie)

M | 89 min | Biography, Drama

A TV presenter visits a psychiatrist after suffering a bout of unexplained fainting spells and dizziness.

Director: Magaly Richard-Serrano | Stars: Émilie Dequenne, Lou Gable, Léa Drucker, Philip Schurer

Votes: 51

37. Simulacra (2014)

9 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

Which image is real - the one staring at us from the mirror or the one standing in front of it? In hallways filled with illusions, a simulacrum behind the looking glass, he is trying to ... See full summary »

Directors: Ivana Bosnjak, Thomas Johnson

Votes: 11

38. Meditation on Violence (1949)

Not Rated | 12 min | Short

The setting with the low walls and river views is located in a private area of The Cloisters museum.

Director: Maya Deren | Star: Chao Li Chi

Votes: 836

39. Lou (I) (2014)

11 min | Short, Drama, Family

LOU is a story of women, including the underground live of Luciana, a Portuguese who immigrated in Brussels working in a brothel. On that day, she tries to wish a Happy Birthday by Skype to her young son who stayed in Portugal.

Director: Anouk Dominguez | Stars: Chanel Agura, Antojo, Carrina da Silva

40. Fulfilament (2015)

8 min | Animation, Short

Follow a little, lost thought as it tries to find the best place to become a big idea.

Director: Rhiannon Evans

Votes: 43

41. Struck (2017)

15 min | Short, Crime, Drama

On the sand dunes of her local beach a female jogger returns to the scene of a crime looking for closure.

Director: Aurora Fearnley | Stars: James Rastall, Maria Jose Bavio

Votes: 37

42. Fry-Up (2017)

9 min | Short, Drama

Set against the urban backdrop of North London, Fry-Up is an intimate portrayal of a family's last day together.

Director: Charlotte Regan | Stars: Alfie Stewart, Sian Clifford, Martin Askew, Cameron Goodchild

Votes: 40

43. Rememberer (2017)

Short, Sci-Fi

The world has ended. There's nowhere to go. Except back.

Directors: Nadège Dumont, Carl Murphy | Stars: Cormac Brown, Marian Caparrós, Cate MacGabhan, Vinny Murphy

Votes: 17

44. The Veteran Hour (2015)

24 min | Short, Drama, War

22 veterans commit suicide everyday. That's almost one per hour. THE VETERAN HOUR explores three different hours in three different veteran's lives, where not giving up on love and compassion is the only way to give a chance to re-birth

Directors: Hamlet Sarkissian, Donatella Gomelsky-Guichard | Stars: Whitney Morgan Cox, Justin Loyal, Tony Nevada, David O'Hara

Votes: 5

45. Wait (II) (2015)

12 min | Short, Drama, Family

When an important pigeon race and a rare visit home by his son Martin coincide, Charlie waits anxiously for a safe journey home.

Director: Audrey O'Reilly | Stars: Rory Keenan, Owen Roe

Votes: 8