It Felt Like Love
The Future is Female (Directors)
Filmatique presents The Future is Female (Directors), a showcase of first features from some of contemporary cinema's most prominent female directors.
In Swiss filmmaker Ursula Meier’s Home, a family lives peacefully off the grid before the arrival of construction vehicles catapults them into the throng of modern life. Ana Lily Amirpour’s sleek, black-and-white A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night posits the possibility of love in an ignoble wasteland, while Chloé Zhao’s winsome Songs My Brothers Taught Me chronicles two young siblings’ life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Set in South Brooklyn, Eliza Hittman’s It Felt Like Love offers a bracing portrait of young female sexuality; Andrea Arnold’s Red Road traces the journey of a working-class Glaswegian who becomes fixated on a figure from her past.
Comprised entirely of debut films, and featuring naturalistic character studies alongside bold experiments in genres as diverse as vampire cinema, coming-of-age tales, and surveillance thrillers, Filmatique's The Future is Female (Directors) series casts a lens on some of the most exciting female filmmakers working today—a galvanizing testament to the diverse, distinct, and increasingly important voices of women working behind the camera.