Films on Women

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Historically in film, the roles of female characters are restricted and female protagonists were rare. This has changed over the years, and we now have a significant amount of films with female protagonists. Enjoy the selection of films on women from all around the world!

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Code: debugging the gender gap

Robin Hauser Reynolds 2015 80 Min
At a time when jobs in the tech sector are …
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Hotel

Jessica Hausner 2004 83 Min
When Irene takes a position at a hotel deep in …
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Diamanthände

Ella Raetzer 2016 20 Min
For me, music is the medium with which to express …
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Good Manners

Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra 2017 135 Min
Clara, a lonely nurse from the outskirts of São Paulo, …
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CLEMENTINA

Jimena Monteoliva 2017 90 Min
After being brutally attacked by her husband, Juana returns home. …
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A Nightmare Wakes

Nora Unkel 2021 90 Min
A Nightmare Wakes is a film inspired by the torrid …
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Rise of the Phoenix

Ngumi Wang'ombe 2023 106 Min
Ajabu Olailepo, a spirited city girl who gets separated from …
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Hidden Dreams

Ngang Romanus 2021 96 Min
When they meet a talented girl with no schooling, a …
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Käthe Kollwitz

Ron Orders 1981 44 Min
Dramatisation of the last few months in the life of …
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Memories in Mind

Shirley Thompson 1992 22 Min
Four women from the Caribbean recall, candidly, stark memories of …
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Anchoress

Christopher Newby 1993 106 Min
In Shere, in Surrey during the 14th century, 14-year-old Christine …
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La Luna

Vera Neubauer 1999 25 Min
Mixture of animation and live action. Real and human rats.
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Margaret Tait: Film Maker

Margaret Williams 1983 35 Min
Portrait of Margaret Tait, including extracts from many of her …
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Marseille

Angela Schanelec 2004 95 Min
Young fotographer Sophie exchanges her flat with a student from …
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The Invisible Frame

Cynthia Beatt 2009 60 Min
In 1988, the British director Cynthia Beatt, who is based …
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For Nothing

Stephan Geene 2014 95 Min
Unannounced, Aziza is once again standing in her room in …
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Naomi's Journey

Frieder Schlaich 2017 92 Min
20-year-old Naomi lives a simple life with her younger siblings …
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The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo

Lisa F. Jackson 2007 76 Min
Shot in the war zones of the Democratic Republic of …
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Invoking Justice

Deepa Dhanraj 2011 85 Min
In Southern India, family disputes are settled by Jamaats—all male …
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Salma

Kim Longinotto 2013 89 Min
When Salma, a young Muslim girl in a south Indian …
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Maria in Nobody's Land

Marcela Zamora Chamorro 2010 86 Min
MARIA IN NOBODY'S LAND is an unprecedented and intimate look …
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Kiruna-Kigali

Goran Kapetanovic 2012 15 Min
In the midst of frost and snow, a woman is …
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I, Julia

Arvin Kananian 2020 15 Min
Julia is a 14 year old, living what seems to …
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HIGHWAY

Vanessa Gazy 2016 10 Min
On a stark mountain highway, troubled teen hitchhiker Hester Black's …
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The Room of Bones

Marcela Zamora Chamorro 2015 61 Min
THE ROOM OF BONES follows the passage of four mothers …
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