In the atypical year of 2020, the Portuguese films with the highest visibility at national and international level, were directed by women: Listen, by Ana Rocha de Sousa, and A Metamorfose dos Pássaros, by Catarina Vasconcelos.
The Buenos Aires native is prepping the release of the MCU’s fourth phase, beginning with Black Widow (July 9) and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Sept. 3) — helmed by the first solo female (Cate Shortland) and Asian (Destin Daniel Cretton) directors for the studio, respectively.
Hollywood tapped a record number of women to call the shots on major movies in 2020, according to a new study from the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film at San Diego State University.
Women represented 16% of directors working on the 100 highest-grossing films in 2020, a high-water mark for female representation behind the camera. That’s up from 12% in 2019 and a lowly 4% in 2018, and a sign that the pressure on studios to promote more female filmmakers may be resulting in tangible change.
Of course, this was a year like no other, one that saw the theatrical business brought to a virtual standstill for months due to coronavirus. That also meant that some of the biggest budgeted films boasting female filmmakers, such as Chloe Zhao’s “The Eternals” and Cate Shortland’s “Black Widow,” had their releases pushed into 2021. Zhao did helm the Oscar hopeful “Nomadland,” while other female filmmakers such as Cathy Yan (“Birds of Prey”) and Patty Jenkins (“Wonder Woman 1984”) oversaw some of the year’s highest-profile releases. Original article from Brent Lang
WIFILM are proud to announce that the Romanian movie “Blue Moon” took the Golden Shell for best film at the 69th edition of Spain’s biggest film festival “SAN SEBASTIAN FILM FESTIVAL”.”Blue Moon” is the feature debut of Romanian director Alina Grigore and follows a young woman trying to escape from an abusive rural home.
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A valuable contribution to the conversation about the challenges women face as filmmakers, can be seen in Pamela B Green’s documentary, Be Natural, about the “lost” foremother of film, Alice Guy-Blaché. https://benaturalthemovie.com/
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