anonymous asked:

Who are some of your favorite female filmmakers and what works would you recommend by them?

Naomi Kawase: Suzaku, Shara, The Mourning Forest, Katatsumori.

Claire Denis: No Fear No Die, I Can’t Sleep, Beau Travail, 35 Shots of Rum, Chocolat.

Forough Farrokhzad: The House is Black.

Larisa Shepitko: The Ascent.

Barbara Loden: Wanda.

Maya Deren: Meshes of the Afternoon, Ritual in Transfigured Time, At Land.

Agnes Varda: Uncle Yanco, The Gleaners and I, The Beaches of Agnes, Le Bonheur.

Alice Guy: The Consequences of Feminism, The Birth, Life and Death of Christ.

Dee Rees: Pariah.

Chantal Akerman: Jeanne Dielman, News From Home, No Home Movie, Les Rendez-vous d'Anna, Toute une nuit.

Miwa Nishikawa: Wild Berries, The Long Excuse.

Ava DuVernay: Selma, 13th, Middle of Nowhere.

Tahmineh Milani: The Hidden Half.

Maren Ade: Toni Erdmann.

Kelly Reichardt: Meek’s Cutoff, Certain Women, Wendy and Lucy.

Haifaa Al-Mansour: Wadjda.

Vera Chytilova: Daisies, Fruit of Paradise.

Liv Ulmann: Faithless.

Samira Makhmalbaf: The Apple.

Cheryl Dunye: The Watermelon Woman.

Trinh T. Minh-ha: Reassemblage, The Fourth Dimension.

Julie Dash-Daughters of the Dust.

Catherine Breillat: Fat Girl, 36 Fillette.

Kinuyo Tanaka: Love Letter.

Sarah Maldoror: Sambizanga.

Jamie Babbit: But I’m a Cheerleader.

If anyone has any recommendations, please add them!