Do you have a list of your personal favorite female directors of all time? :)
My individual list of favourites changes all the time and I tend to favour individual movies over individual directors because so few women have been able to put out enough movies to have a real body of work I can point to and say “OMG amazing!”
That said I really enjoy Kathryn Bigelow (particularly Strange Days, The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty and Point Break), Claire Denis (Beau Travail, 35 Shots of Rum) Agnès Varda (Cleo de 5 a 7, The Beaches of Agnes, The Gleaners & I, Black Panthers, Mur Murs, Uncle Yanco, Vagabond) both of Cate Shortland’s films (haven’t seen her latest yet), both of Sandra Goldbacher’s films, and Lina Wertmüller is an unparalleled genius and I love every single one of her films that I’ve seen and I wish more were available with subtitles.
And there are so many directors who have made only one film yet that film is very near and dear to my heart: Aurora Guerrero, Victoria Mahoney, Maja Miloš, Rama Burshtein (haven’t seen her 2nd film yet), Jennifer Kent, Ana Lily Amirpour (again haven’t seen her 2nd film), Chloé Zhao.
Phew! What a list! And already I can see so many people I left out who I do admire like Céline Sciamma, Deepa Mehta, Valérie Donzelli, Susan Seidelman, Campion etc.
Gonna stop here but I could easily come up with 100 names that I’m passionate about.