Laura Baumeister talks about the making of “Daughter of Rage,” the first narrative feature directed by a Nicaraguan woman

Cinema Femme met up with talented Laura Baumeister, helmer of “Daughter of Rage,” the first narrative feature directed by a Nicaraguan woman. The movie, world-premiered in the Discovery section of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (September 8-18), follows 11-year-old María (Araceli Alejandra Medal), who […]

The Locarno Film Festival invites American producer Christine Vachon (“Boys Don’t Cry”, “I Shot Andy Warhol”, “Poison”) to talk about her career, and producing in the age of streaming

New York-born Christine Vachon is the independent producer behind cult titles such as Todd Haynes’ “Poison,” Tom Kalin’s “Swoon,” Larry Clark’s “Kids,” Kimberly Peirce’s “Boys Don’t Cry,” Mary Harron’s “I Shot Andy Warhol” and many more. This year, the Locarno Film Festival (3-13 August) invited […]

At Cannes, the Swedish Film Institute shares the results of its gender equality strategies, unveils brand-new report “406 Days – It’s About Time”

On 21 May, the Main Stage of Cannes’ Marché du Film (17-25 May) hosted a special event organized by the Swedish Film Institute. As many European and international industry stakeholders already know, the goal of gender equality permeates everything that is done at the Nordic […]

Nathalie Álvarez Mesén on casting ‘natural actors’ and crafting her debut feature, “Clara Sola”

Cinema Femme had the chance to speak with Nathalie Álvarez Mesén, the talented Costa Rican-Swedish helmer of “Clara Sola”. The movie, premiered at Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight last year, had a highly successful festival run and was recently showcased at this year’s International Film Festival Rotterdam […]

Polish writer/director Aleksandra Terpinska talks about her epic punk rock drama “Other People”

At Tallinn, we had the chance to sit down with Aleksandra Terpinska, writer/director of “Other People”. The Polish-French co-production, a highly original musical urban drama set in contemporary Warsaw, centers on the vicissitudes of Kamil, an alcoholic, wannabe rapper (portrayed by Jacek Beler) and Iwona […]

Kerry International Film Festival honors legendary producer Kathleen Kennedy with the prestigious Maureen O’Hara Award

American veteran film producer and current president of Lucasfilm Kathleen Kennedy is the recipient of this year’s Maureen O’Hara Award. The prestigious accolade, designed by the Kerry International Film Festival (14-17 October 2021) to celebrate women succeeding in the film industry, honored Kennedy’s legendary work […]

Danish director Pernille Rose Grønkjær’s film proposes “Solutions” to solve the world’s major issues

We had a pleasant virtual chat with Danish filmmaker Pernille Rose Grønkjær, who spoke about her latest thought-provoking documentary, entitled “Solutions.” The film world-premiered at this year’s CPH:DOX (April 21-May 12 2021), one of Europe’s largest gatherings celebrating documentary cinema, where it won the Nordic:Dox […]

Spanish filmmaker Ainhoa Rodríguez talks about magical realism, directing non-professional actors in her debut feature “Mighty Flash”

Cinema Femme caught the opportunity to meet – virtually, for obvious reasons – with Ainhoa Rodríguez, director of “Mighty Flash”, one of the most suggestive titles presented in the main competitive strand of this year’s International Film Festival Rotterdam, and now playing at Chile’s FICUNAM […]

Iryna Tsilyk talks about the making of her doc “The Earth is Blue as an Orange”, an ode to the healing power of cinema set in Ukraine’s turbulent “red zone”

We had the opportunity to chat with Ukrainian filmmaker Iryna Tsilyk, director of the successful documentary “The Earth is Blue as an Orange”. The movie follows the lives of single mother Anna, her two daughters, her old mother and two sons in the “red zone” […]

Susan Liddy talks through her book “Women in the International Film Industry: Policy, Practice and Power” and the state of gender equality in the audiovisual sector

We had the chance to interview Dr. Susan Liddy after the launch of her new book, entitled Women in the International Film Industry: Policy, Practice and Power and published by Palgrave Macmillan. The scholar edited it and coordinated a group of researchers to document the […]