Watch the trailer for Women Make Film (2019).

“Revels in the sheer variety, boldness, and ingenuity of films by women”

Women Make Film: A Road Movie Through Cinema follows in the footsteps of Mark Cousins’ The Story of Film: An Odyssey, to give us a guided tour of the art and craft of the movies.

Using almost a thousand film extracts from thirteen decades and five continents, Cousins asks how films are made, shot and edited; how stories are shaped and how movies depict life, love, politics, humour and death, all through the compelling lens of some of the world’s greatest directors — all of them women.

This epic, five years in the making, is made up of forty “chapters” narrated by Tilda Swinton, Jane Fonda, Adjoa Andoh, Sharmila Tagore, Kerry Fox, Thandie Newton and Debra Winger.

We hope that a screening of Women Make Film will take place at BFI Southbank later this year alongside a season of films by some of the women featured within the documentary. Please check for updates.


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