Category: 52 Films…

Every six to twelve months, we begin looking at a new series of films chosen by age, genre, directors or what have you.

52 Films By Women 26. Proof, directed by
Jocelyn Moorhouse

26. Proof, directed by
Jocelyn Moorhouse

When A Picture Can’t Be A Thousand Words In Proof   Admittedly coming from a biased viewpoint, it seems to me that Australian films are often distinctly risk-taking. They encourage full viewer participation, by leaving a few dots for us to connect ourselves. Put plainly, they serve a meal without chewing it for us. Moorhouse’s …

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52 Films By Women 25. Sherpa, directed by
Jennifer Peedom

25. Sherpa, directed by
Jennifer Peedom

Peaking Tensions in Sherpa   Shrouded in mist, sinisterly brooding, stands the towering Mount Everest. Over the years, this awe-inspiring natural monument has been harnessed by man into both a challenge and a commodity. Jennifer Peedom’s sweeping images of the mountain, and real footage of snow, still and falling, often remind us that this should not …

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52 Films By Women 24. Ginger & Rosa, directed by
Sally Potter

24. Ginger & Rosa, directed by
Sally Potter

Before There Were “Frenemies”, There Was Ginger & Rosa   Female friendships by any standards involve a fascinating dynamic, so when the Cold War plus one very uncomfortable betrayal is added to the mix, psychological mayhem ensues. But the jazzy music and distinctive lighting, also, make for a stylistic ride.