Today is celebrated the International Women’s Day, a special date that commemorates the fight for equality and the gender equality regardless of cultural barriers, ethnic, historical, or social. It is becoming more frequent in the cinema to discover visions that have to do with the current situation of women, from points of view very different, there are women filmmakers, directors and producers. To celebrate the female talent, we would like to make mention of some of the movies that you might have enjoyed, but that you probably didn’t know who was behind.
Patty Jenkins – Monster
Cast: Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern, Lee Tergesen
Patty Jenkins, director and american writer, went to the top with Wonder Woman; however, another of the titles that has also left its imprint of the director is a Monster, whose history dates back to the life of a girl named Aileen Wuornos who has had a traumatic childhood because of sexual abuse. With the passage of time, the protagonist falls in love with Selby Wall, a woman who provides balance to Wuornos, so together they decide to fight the world and take out all of the complex to the repression of their sexual identity.
Sofia Coppola – Lost in Translation
Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray, Anna Faris, Giovanni Ribisi, Catherine Lambert
Sofia Coppola is an actress, producer, and screenwriter. In the year 2003, he won an Oscar Award for best original screenplay for Lost In Translation, which is located in Tokyo. The film tells the story of Bob, a movie star with no illusions that travels to shoot an ad for the Whisky brand. Meanwhile, a woman named Charlotte, is staying in the same hotel until his life board with the main character; both were attracted because their respective partners don’t end up to convince them, that loneliness is your ally.
Lisa Cholodenko – The kids are doing well
Cast: Mark Ruffalo, Julianne Moore, Annette Bening, Josh Hutcherson, Mia Wasikowska
If your parents were gay and you had been conceived by a sperm donor, how would you go in search of your biological father? This is the main premise that Lisa Cholodenko wants to express through this film that tells the story of two lesbians who decide to have two children through a sperm donor who only wanted to have money. However, when the children grow up, they start to feel a great curiosity to know the father, which ends up complicating things in the relationship of the women. If you are looking for a family drama, this is the option, and, what is more important: it denotes the complications that relationships are facing, no matter if it is a gay couple.
Icíar Bollaín – I give You my eyes
Cast: Luis tosar Laia Marull, Candela Peña
This film in spain, specifically Toledo, reflects the gender violence to which the woman constantly has been immersed. The man (Antonio) is constantly mistreating his wife, so she decides to flee and find refuge. Antonio, in his desperate attempts to retrieve his wife, going to psychological therapies to leave aside the violence, so that she forgives him, but his personality gets to come out to flower of skin, humiliating his wife publicly nude on a balcony. The important thing of this movie is not the story of the marriage dysfunctional, but everything that surrounds it: the society, the family, the historical context and the different way each person reacts.
Mary Harron – Psycho American
Cast: Christian Bale, Jared Leto, Reese Witherspoon
Mary Harron began his career as director as a director of documentaries for the BBC and he was a journalist and founder of the magazine Punk Magazine. However, one of their films more controversial is the American Psycho in which Patrick Bateman, is a clear example of man businessman, but his life seems to not emocionarlo both. In fact, it really is exciting to him is to kill with great passion to their victims. However, no one suspected him by his social status. If yours is the blood and thrillers psychological, do not hesitate to see this film.