2012 Women Directed Films
Films directed by women in 2012
Zero Dark Thirty - Directed by Kathryn Bigelow
Vamps - Directed by Amy Heckerling
Cloud Atlas - Co-directed by Lana Wachowski
The Black Tulip - Directed by Sonia Nassery Cole
The Other Son - Directed by Lorraine Levy
The Loneliest Planet (2011): This film pits the fans of long, meticulous takes against those who prefer more dialogue and plot in their movies. The scenery is gorgeous, the scenes are artistic, and the tension is palpable. In the end, it's a film that dissects a relationship before and after a traumatic experience, asking the audience to be close-up spectators of the experience.
The Loneliest Planet - Directed by Julia Loktev
My Worst Nightmare - Directed by Anne Fontaine
True Blood's Carrie Preston directs this lady-powered New York City comedy that's been called shrill and charmless by the most forgiving of movie reviewers, so it looks like Anne Heche and company might find themselves forgotten during (what seems to be) the waning Bridesmaids renaissance. (limited)
That's What She Said - Directed by Carrie Preston
Epic story about two families and their friendship and common destiny in Sweden's Gothenburg in the 1940s and 1950s. Told from the perspective of young Simon Larsson, who learns that he's an adopted child who has a Jewish father from Germany. After WWII Simon travels to explore his roots - a journey that leads to the basic mysteries of the human life. After the bestselling novel by Marianne Fredriksson.
Simon & the Oaks - Directed by Lisa Ohlin
Olivia Thirlby looks so boyish here, we wouldn't be surprised if Gus Van Sant is trying to cast her in a project. Meanwhile, knowing that "Girls" creator Lena Dunham co-wrote this screenplay with director Ry Russo-Young, we're looking forward to the New York City vs. Manhattan dynamic, since Dunham is fulfilling one of her character's dreams of being a voice of her generation. Also, it will be refreshing to watch one of her creations where a main character is actively working on something.
Nobody Walks - Directed by Ry Russo-Young
For all of its adaptations, Emily Brontë's 1847 novel has never been more in-demand, with this project seducing director Andrea Arnold and NBC's announcement that a Napa-set version is in development for the small screen. The film has earned notices for its cinematography and Arnold's penchant for naturalistic performances, but reviews have been mixed overall; it's as if the project couldn't sustain its initial buzz for casting James Howson as Heathcliff in his debut role. (limited release)
Wuthering Heights - Directed by Andrea Arnold
17 Girls - Directed by Delphine Coulin and Muriel Coulin
Bachelorette - Directed by Leslye Headland
Francine - Co-Directed by Melanie Shatzky
Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same - Directed by Madeleine Olnek
Middle of Nowhere - Directed by Ava DuVernay
Chicken with Plums - Co-directed by Marjane Satrapi