House of Mirth and Movies

Director’s Chair: Women on Board

I was tagged by the Dancing Image to make a director’s list, but not just any kind, one centered on females working in the industry. I feel absolutely inadequate in terms of listing my favourite female directors but I am more honoured to be tagged, so I will give it a go. I am limiting it to just five filmmakers, if only because I have no idea what I’m doing. This is not a revolutionary list, but hopefully you can still find some value in it! I also wish I had something to say about these filmmakers but I am short on time and even if I wasn’t, though I’m listing some of these wonderfully talented women, I STILL am not too familiar with their overall work. I have a lot of catching up to do.

Honourable mentions to Holland, May, Wertmuller and Cavani


Catherine Breillat

Essential Film: Anatomy of Hell


Claire Denis

Essential Film: Trouble Every Day


Sofia Coppola

Essential Film: Marie Antoinette


Jane Campion

Essential Film: Bright Star


Ida Lupino

Essential film: Outrage