Not only do female filmmakers, writers, and producers give new perspectives and radical narratives, but they also give voice to the voiceless, turn that gaze around, and push formal innovation. I hope for their increased collective visibility, longevity and global influence!
Shout outs to:
Sofia Coppola, who makes the most of stillness
Sally Potter, for her rigor
Agnès Varda, who takes her time
Christine Vachon, for her bad-assery
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, who elevates the art of writing
Claire Denis, who makes me uncomfortable
and Mira Nair, who gives us joy;
Honorary shout-outs to:
Almodóvar, for whom funny is the only sexy
Ang Lee, for his respectful distance
and George Cukor, for championing the witty women.