Good Female Directors

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Icíar Bollaín
Director, Te doy mis ojos
Born in Madrid, Iciar Bollain has worked as an actress in films such El Sur (1983), directed by Víctor Erice; Sublet (1991) directed by Chus Gutiérrez, Malaventura (1988) directed by Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón; El Mejor de los Tiempos (1990) and Un Paraguas para Tres (1992) directed by Felipe Vega, Tierra y Libertad (1995) directed by Ken Loach...
“ También la Lluvia ” - dianb
 
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“ Seven Beauties ” - dianb
 
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“ Chocolat ” - dianb
 
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Catherine Breillat
Catherine Breillat is a Paris based filmmaker and writer who became famous for her distinctively personal films on sexuality, gender trouble and sibling rivalry. Accused of being a "porno auteuriste", Breillat allowed for an unbiased view of sexuality and extended the language of mainstream movies. She is also a best-selling novelist and wrote her first novel...
“ Romance ” - dianb
 
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Sofia Coppola
Writer, Somewhere
Sofia Coppola was born on May 14, 1971 in New York City, New York, USA as Sofia Carmina Coppola. She is a director, known for Somewhere, Lost in Translation and Marie Antoinette. She has been married to Thomas Mars since August 27, 2011. They have two children. She was previously married to Spike Jonze.
“ Lost in Translation ” - dianb
 
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Mira Nair
Director, Monsoon Wedding
Accomplished Film Director/Writer/Producer Mira Nair was born in India and educated at Delhi University and at Harvard. She began her film career as an actor and then turned to directing award-winning documentaries, including So Far From India and India Cabaret. Her debut feature film, Salaam Bombay...
“ Monsoon Wedding ” - dianb
 
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Aparna Sen
Aparna Sen is a renowned name in Bengali as well as Indian cinema. She has excelled both as an actor in film and theatre and as a director of parallel cinema. Aparna was born in 1945 in Kolkata. Her father is film critic and film maker Late Chidananda Das Gupta. She studied at Modern High School and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Presidency College...
“ 15 Park Avenue ” - dianb
 
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Jane Campion
Writer, The Piano
Jane Campion was born in Wellington, New Zealand, and now lives in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Having graduated with a BA in Anthropology from Victoria University of Wellington in 1975, and a BA, with a painting major, at Sydney College of the Arts in 1979, she began filmmaking in the early 1980s...
“ The Piano ” - dianb
 
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Marianna Palka
Actress, Good Dick
Palka was born and brought up in Glasgow, Scotland and moved to New York City at age 17 to study at David Mamet and William H. Macy's Atlantic Theater Company. Marianna wrote, directed and stars alongside Jason Ritter, Mark Webber, Charles Durning and Tom Arnold in the award winning love story, "Good Dick"...
“ Good Dick ” - dianb
 
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Leni Riefenstahl
Leni Riefenstahl's show-biz experience began with an experiment: she wanted to know what it felt like to dance on the stage. Success as a dancer gave way to film acting when she attracted the attention of film director Arnold Fanck, subsequently starring in some of his mountaineering pictures. With Fanck as her mentor, Riefenstahl began directing films...
“ Triumph of the Will ” - dianb
 
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“ Vagabond ” - dianb
 
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Kathryn Bigelow
Director, The Hurt Locker
A very talented painter, Kathryn spent two years at the San Francisco Art Institute. At 20, she won a scholarship to the Whitney Museum's Independent Study Program. She was given a studio in a former Offtrack Betting building, literally in an old bank vault, where she made art and waited to be critiqued by people like Richard Serra...
“ The Hurt Locker ” - dianb
 
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“ Fill the Void ” - dianb
 
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Gina Kim
Director, Never Forever
Filmmaker Gina Kim (b. 1973, South Korea) received her MFA from Cal Arts and a BFA from Seoul National University. Her five feature-length films and short films have garnered impressive acclaim, with screenings at prestigious film festivals such as Berlin, Venice, Locarno, Rotterdam, Vancouver, Buenos Aires...
“ Never Forever ” - dianb
 
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“ Mostly Martha ” - dianb
 
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“ Artemisia ” - dianb
 
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“ Electric Shadows ” - dianb