Brazilian filmmaker Anita Rocha Da Silveira revives a tale from Greek mythology in her fantastical new horror film, “Medusa”

In 2013, I befriended a Brazilian woman named Ana. I met her through my film discussion group. We became instant friends and then she introduced me to her friends. Eventually, I felt like an honorary Brazilian. It was so much fun to watch the World Cup in 2015, […]

Cinema Femme Interview with Ukrainian filmmaker and journalist Elena Rubashevskaja

For International Women’s Day, we elevate Ukrainian filmmaker and journalist Elena Rubashevska (Ukrainian/Russian/international translation issues) by sharing our interview. Elena opens up about her journey that began on February 24th, with her escape from Ukraine to Poland. We talked about what she left behind and […]

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 […]

Sundance 2022 Interview: Rita Baghdadi’s Sundance premiere “Sirens” celebrates women who dare to revolt against their family and country’s expectations of them

“There needs to be more nuanced portrayals of women in general. And not just nuanced, but raw, authentic women that may not be likable characters” says filmmaker Rita Baghdadi. Her new documentary follows the Middle East’s first female metal band, Slaves to Sirens, as they […]

Sundance 2022 Interview: Alli Haapasalo, Eleonoora Kauhanen, Linnea Leino and Aamu Milonoff on Girl Picture

One of my favorite movies I’ve seen at this year’s Sundance Film Festival is easily the Finnish coming-of-age drama, “Girl Picture,” directed by Alli Haapasalo. It is an unflinchingly honest, deeply moving and often laugh-out-loud funny exploration of three young women as they attempt to […]

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 […]

Lithuanian filmmaker Elena Rožukaitė talks about her short “The Old Man” that screened at The Calvert Journal Film Festival

Cinema Femme is a proud media partner of The Calvert Journal Film Festival, that ran from October 18 -31. The festival gives us a unique perspective by elevating the diverse cinematic voices from the New East through the lens of local independent filmmakers. The New […]

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 […]

Exclusive Trailer Release: LES NÔTRES, Debuts 6/18 from Oscilloscope

Exclusive Trailer Release presents  LES NÔTRES  Directed by JEANNE LEBLANC  Written by JEANNE LEBLANC and JUDITH BARIBEAU  Produced by BENOIT BEAULIEU and MARIANNE FARLEY  Starring: ÉMILIE BIERRE, MARIANNE FARLEY, JUDITH BARIBEAU, and PAUL DOUCET  World Premiere: 2020 Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma Festival  Run Time: 103 minutes  […]

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 […]

“MÉBÉT” is breaking the trend of child marriages in Gambia and inspiring world-wide with its message

Watch “MÉBÉT” until 2/28 on our festival platform, REBECCA MARTIN: How did you come to this story/film? JAMA JACK: I wrote the story in 2012. At the time, I was a student studying for my undergrad degree in Morocco. One of my outlets for navigating […]