Sundance 2023: Anna Hints on the power of Southern Estonia women in their feature debut, “Smoke Sauna Sisterhood”

Seasons come and go, and every season symbolizes life at different stages being encapsulated within the elements of those seasons. Winter can be harsh with the ice and the cold air, but it also can be comforting when you are around people in warm spaces. […]

Asian Pop-Up Cinema Film Fest Season 15: Hoi Yeung on Hong Kong’s “The First Girl I Loved,” co-directed with Candy Ng

Last week Chicago’s Asian Pop-Up Cinema Film Festival wrapped up its 15th season showing eight Hong Kong productions. I was fortunate to interview one of the filmmakers behind one of these movies, Hoi Yeung, about the coming-of-age gem “The First Girl I Loved”, which he […]

You Can Never Tell What Private Tragedies People Have Had: Filmmaker Marian Mathias on her feature debut, “Runner”

“The world stands out on either sideNo wider than the heart is wide;Above the world is stretched the sky,—No higher than the soul is high.The heart can push the sea and landFarther away on either hand;The soul can split the sky in two,And let the […]

NYFF 2022: Filmmaker Elisabeth Subrin Spotlights “Last Tango in Paris” actress Maria Schneider in Her Experimental Short “MARIA SCHNEIDER, 1983”

When 19-year-old actress Maria Schneider agreed to perform the leading role in Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1972 film, “Last Tango in Paris”, there was no rape scene in the original script. The actress told The Daily Mail in 2007 that the particularly brutal scene was added last-minute […]

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 […]

Our top 10 recommended films to see at The 58th Chicago International Film Festival! (10/12 – 10/23)

Cinema Femme is based out of Chicago, and every year we make sure to promote our top recommendations for The Chicago International Film Festival. We’ve featured interviews with female and non-binary filmmakers in past years of the festival. Our list below is based on our […]

Filmmaker Mercedes Bryce Morgan premieres her surrealist horror gem “Fixation” at TIFF

“For me, putting this film out into the world is a way to explore the complicated love/hate relationship we have with our own abusers. If I can create a relatable narrative for anyone who has been gaslit — or make an audience member question if […]