Anonymous asked:

hey, I'm ashamed to say I don't really know any female directors apart from Sofia Coppola. who should I check out?





it seems the basic list of women directors is: kathryn bigelow, jane campion, and sofia coppola. there are SO MANY MORE, yet those are always the three that people first come up with (if any) when asked to name a woman director. however, in addition to those three, i would also suggest:

  • allison anders
  • deepa mehta
  • jamie babbit
  • catherine hardwicke (ignoRE twilight okay it was a fluke all of her other stuff is really good)
  • lana wachowski
  • lucrecia martel
  • amma asante
  • celine sciamma
  • mary harron
  • Claire Denis
  • Nadine Labaki
  • Ava DuVernay
  • Agnès Varda
  • Lynne Ramsay
  • Chantal Akerman
  • Valerie Faris
  • Samira Makhmalbaf
  • Marjane Satrapi

This is a list I need to know more about!

Jane Campion (just realised she was mentioned, but TOP OF THE LAKE)

Marianna Palka

Andrea Arnold.