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Although the majority of films are directed by men, women have directed many fantastic films in every genre. Here are some award-winning movies with directors who are women.
Strange things are afoot in Bad City. The Iranian ghost town, home to sordid souls and is a place that reeks of death and hopelessness, where a lonely vampire is stalking the town’s most unsavory inhabitants. But when boy meets girl, an unusual love story begins to blossom…blood red. The first Iranian Vampire Western, Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut feature “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up of genre, archetype and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave. Amped by a mix of Iranian rock, techno and Morricone-inspired riffs, its airy, anamorphic, black-and-white aesthetic and artfully drawn-out scenes combine the simmering tension of Sergio Leone with the surrealism of David Lynch.
This film is rated not rated but features violence and mature themes. It stars Sheila Vand and Arash Marandi. It is in Arabic with English subtitles.
In “Obvious Child,” a one-night stand leaves a woman with an unexpected surprise just in time for Valentine’s Day in this hilarious and heartwarming romantic comedy.
This film is rated R. It stars Jenny Slate, Gaby Hoffman, Jake Lacy, Gabe Liedman, David Cross, Richard Kind, and Polly Draper.
Killer whales are beloved, majestic, friendly giants, yet infamous for their capacity to kill viciously. “Blackfish” unravels the complexities of this dichotomy, employing the story of the notorious performing whale Tilikum, who, unlike any orca in the wild, has taken the lives of several people while in captivity. “Blackfish” expands on the discussion of keeping such intelligent creatures in captivity.
This film is rated PG-13.