Starting on March 8th (International Women’s Day) we explore the representation of women in film with an inspiring selection of more than twenty films by female directors and about female characters. Over a period of nearly three months we will celebrate a far too often overlooked archive of highly influential cinema.
On International Women’s day the world focuses on gender inequality. The film industry faces gender inequalities ubiquitously as well; the celluloid ceiling still largely determines women’s positions in the industry. Both female directors and leading actresses are structurally underrepresented. A pervasive excuse is the supposed lack of talented female directors. With Female Frame: Breaking The Celluloid Ceiling we are proving the sceptics wrong. From the 8th of March on we will screen a varied selection of iconic directors such as Agnes Varda (Vagabond), Jane Campion (The Piano) and Lucrecia Martel (La Ciénaga), but also more recently renowned filmmakers such as Andrea Arnold (Fish Tank), Dee Rees (Pariah) and Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird). This selection connects decades of film, across nation states and sheds a long overdue light on an archive that is overlooked too often. The three months following International Women’s Day the main focus will be female representation from a female perspective: films about women by women.
Screenings featuring an introduction will have a small surcharge (€2,50). Please see below for information about our guest speakers.