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SHOWING RESULTS | FILMS SORTED BY GENRE: 'FEMALE DIRECTOR(S)'
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FIGHTER

  • Release Year: 2007
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Directed By: Natasha Arthy
  • Country: Denmark
This high-energy martial arts drama chronicles a driven high school student caught between the expectations of her traditional Turkish family and her kung fu dreams. With slickly choreographed fight scenes, Fighter is an empowering story that culminates with an emotional punch. | Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Action, Sports
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FILM IS A FILM IS A FILM

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 16 minutes
  • Directed By: Eva von Schweinitz
  • Country: USA
Digital projection takes over the movie screens worldwide. As celluloid slowly disappears from her workplace, the director, a movie projectionist herself, starts bleaching, painting, and scratching film to find answers about what makes it special. A personal look into a changing profession and a visceral portrait of a vanishing material.

Screening in Shorts Program: Digital Dilemma | Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, New York, NY Director(s), Experimental
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FIRE UNDER THE SNOW

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 75 minutes
  • Directed By: Makoto Sasa
  • Country: USA
Tibetan monk Palden Gyatso spent 33 years being tortured and starved in Chinese prisons. He watched his nation ruined and his countrymen jailed or killed. Despite this, Gyatso remains unbroken, keeping the flame of his spirit ablaze. Co-hosted with Asian Cinevision. | Read More
Female Director(s) and Documentary
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FISH CHILD

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 96 minutes
  • Directed By: Lucía Puenzo
  • Country: France, Spain, Argentina
Likened to a bold Argentine Thelma and Louise, Lucía Puenzo's follow-up to her Cannes winner XXY wraps a passionate love story in the arms of a pulsating thriller. When an upper-class Argentine falls for her family's sultry Paraguayan maid, the two make plans to run away together, but their hope for escape is derailed when shocking secrets become unveiled. | Read More
Drama and Female Director(s)
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FLEX IS KINGS

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 83 minutes
  • Directed By: Deidre Schoo and Michael Beach Nichols
  • Country: USA
Journey to the edge of Brooklyn and of street performance itself in this sparkling portrait of the freeing power of art. Reem is the savvy promoter, Flizzo the undefeated local legend, Jay Donn the innovator with the talent to carry him far away from home. Uniting them is a competitive dance form of dramatic contortions, simulated violence, flowing footsteps and the occasional humorous touch. Welcome to the world of Flex. | Read More
Female Director(s) and Documentary
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FRAULEIN

A brilliant portrait of three women from former Yugoslavia-one Croat, one Serb and one Bosnian-searching for "home" in the cold, alienating light of contemporary Zurich, and coming to terms with the war that lives in each of them. In Swiss-German, German, Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian. | Read More
Female Director(s)
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FUTURE WEATHER

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Directed By: Jenny Deller
  • Country: USA
Abandoned by her dreamer single mom, a teenage loner becomes obsessed with ecological disaster, forcing her and her grandmother, a functioning alcoholic, to rethink their futures. Inspired by a New Yorker article on global warming, Future Weather uses the refuge of science and the environment as a backdrop to examine the intertwining lives of three generations of women. Starring Lili Taylor, Amy Madigan, and Perla Haney-Jardine, this film received support from the Tribeca Film Institute's TFI Sloan Filmmaker Fund partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. | Read More
Drama and Female Director(s)
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GABI

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 21 minutes
  • Directed By: Zoé Salicrup Junco
  • Country: Puerto Rico
GABI is a sassy, sexy, and strong Puerto Rican woman, but an unexpected family death forces her to return to her native homeland, confronting a place she thought she had left behind.

Screening as part of the Shorts: Status Update program. | Read More
Female Director(s)
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