Friday, January 3, 2014

Film Project 2014

Right, so my life is an absolute bore and I'm fairly certain that by the end of this year I'll be taking full advantage of the fact that I'll be 21 in September. (I had hit a rather low point in my life frequently throughout last year.) What better time to announce plans of a film project for the whole year? (Seriously, I need something to do so I don't go crazy.)

Anyway, my goal for the year is to watch more films directed by women. I mean, I have seen several notable films, but I need more. And this is where you guys come in. I need suggestions! I have no set limit for number of films I plan to see (though that might change later on).

These are the films I've seen thus far:

  • American Psycho
  • The Ballad of Jack and Rose
  • Big
  • The Bling Ring
  • Boys Don't Cry
  • Bridget Jones' Diary
  • Bright Star
  • Dance, Girl, Dance
  • An Education
  • Enough Said
  • Fish Tank
  • The Holiday
  • The Hurt Locker
  • The Kids Are All Right
  • Last Night
  • Lost in Translation
  • Meek's Cutoff
  • Monster
  • Near Dark
  • North Country
  • Orlando
  • Pariah
  • The Piano
  • The Savages
  • Seven Beauties
  • Sleepless in Seattle
  • Strange Days
  • Thirteen
  • The Virgin Suicides
  • Waitress
  • Wendy and Lucy
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin
  • Winter's Bone
  • Zero Dark Thirty
Yeah, that's only thirty-three films right there. I really need to ratify that. Anyway, chime in with suggestions!


  1. Claire Denis: Friday Night, 35 Shots of Rum & Chocolat are my recommendations.

  2. Such a great and interesting goal! Frida, Frozen River and Monster are a few that came to mind. I'm not sure if this helps but I found this link

  3. Right, so I came up with Please Give, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, Clueless, Somewhere, Stories We Tell, An Angel at My Table, The Kids are All Right and Cleo from 5 to 7. If you can get a hold of them (I'm doubtful you will be able to since they're NZ films), Whale Rider and White Lies are also quite good, but they're very New Zealand-ish so I'm not sure how they'd fly with anyone outside of the country.

  4. Giving you an Indian one- English Vinglish. Oh and Wadjda of course.

  5. Great project! Here are a few ideas: Desperately Seeking Susan, Me and You and Everyone We Know, The Kids Are All Right

  6. The Piano is very interesting.... Then anything from Susanne Bier (I've seen The Hunt, After the Wedding and Things We Lost in the Fire, they're all good to great).
    I totally agree with you - cool project, and good luck!

  7. Check out Mira Nair's work. The Namesake is the most recent that comes to mind.

    I like the project idea also!

  8. Nice idea. I'd recommend The Selfish Giant (Clio Barnard), Red Road (Andrea Arnold), White Material (Claire Denis), Brothers (Susanne Bier), and Titus (Julie Taymor),


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