5 Sundance films directed by women
Only 7% of 2016's top films were directed by women. Be the change you want to see in the world by supporting female directors at the Sundance Film Festival
Kirsten Stewart will be making her directorial debut at the Sundance Film Festival with Come Swim, a short film described as an impressionist-realist diptych of one man's day. We're cheering for you, K-Stew!
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Written and directed by powerhouse Marianna Palka, Bitch is about a woman who snaps under the crushing pressures of life (we're looking at you, Society. Down with the gender pay gap and tampon tax!) and assumes the psyche of a vicious dog. Her philandering husband has to reassume his domestic duties in an attempt to keep the family together during this bizarre crisis.Read more ...
Emeteria believes the ghost of her patrón has appeared to transport her from her small Chilean village to the afterlife – but he has more devastating news. Brought to you by director-slash-screenwriter Francisca Alegria, the film has already won the Short Film Jury Award for International Fiction. We're just hoping the devastating news isn't that funds from the tampon tax are going to anti-abortionists!Read more ...
You go, girl: Anu Valia wrote and directed Lucia, Before and After. The film is about a woman who drives 200 miles and waiting to complete Texas's state-mandated 24-hour waiting period before her abortion can proceed. Highlighting how preposterous it is that women are routinely denied medical autonomy over their own bodies, the film has already won the Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction.Read more ...
A Chinese mother and her British-born daughter speak as adults for the first time, shedding light on childhood cultural misunderstandings. Directed by recent graduate Jennifer Zheng, Tough promises a sociolinguistic perspective into the dynamics of mother-daughter relationships.Read more ...
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