Based on a book by Spanish poet and dramatist Federico Garcia Lorca, Yerma tells the story of woman who longs for a child, but is unable to conceive. Harboring a deep hatred...LEARN MORE.
The legend of Erendira tells of a brave young Indian woman who took up arms against the Spanish conquistadors during the 16th century. Though soon to be married, Erendira ...LEARN MORE.
EXTREME PRIVATE EROS LOVE SONG
In this intensely intimate documentary, filmmaker Kazuo Hara takes on a very difficult subject: his former lover, Takeda Miyuki. A feminist bisexual in 1970s Japan, Miyuki is a maverick...LEARN MORE.
EARTHQUAKE IN CHILE
Though shot in fascist Spain near the end of Franco's dictatorship, this West German television production from writer-director Helma Sanders-Brahms (Germany Pale Mother)...LEARN MORE.
DAUGHTERS OF THE SUN
Honored as Best First Feature at the Montreal Festival of World Cinema, Mariam Shahriar's debut shows an "unusual gift for expressive imagery" (Leslie Camhi, The Village Voice)...LEARN MORE.
While filming this minimalist epic, Lars von Trier claimed to be in psychic communication with the late Carl Theodor Dreyer (The Passion of Joan of Arc), on whose screenplay the film is based...LEARN MORE.
WOMAN DEMON HUMAN
A young girl born into the world of the Beijing Opera Company follows her dreams and becomes a professional actress. Submerging herself in her roles to escape a personal life marred...LEARN MORE.
The only film directed by film critic and screenwriter Gavin Lambert (I Never Promised You a Rose Garden, Inside Daisy Clover), Another Sky unfolds around a demure and prim governess who...LEARN MORE.
A fascinating documentary from Rakshan Bani-Etemad (The May Lady), the most outspoken and respected female director working in Iran today. Bani-Etemad's film focuses on the...LEARN MORE.
MY NAME WAS SABINA SPIELREIN
In 1977, a surprising find in Switzerland led to the re-discovery of one of the most important female figures in the early history of psychoanalysis. The found diaries and letters revealed...LEARN MORE.
From acclaimed director Tahmineh Milani (Two Women) comes this searing tale about the struggles of women in modern-day Iran. Poor Sima puts up with her philandering and abusive...LEARN MORE.
ANNA AKHMATOVA FILE
A moving portrait of the extraordinary Soviet poet, Anna Akhmatova. Although her work was banned and went unpublished for 17 years, her poem "Requiem"...LEARN MORE.
After winning the Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival in 1984, Costas Ferris' evocative film sparked a rediscovery of rembetika music, a form of urban Greek expression akin to...LEARN MORE.
GERMANY, PALE MOTHER
A beautiful, painfully moving account of writer-director Helma Sanders-Brahms' childhood, made to show her own daughter a vision of Germany beyond Hitler and the Holocaust...LEARN MORE.
FUTURE OF EMILY, THE
Helma Sanders-Brahms (Germany, Pale Mother) wrote and directed this gripping family drama that focuses on three generations of women. Brigitte Fossey (Cinema Paradiso) is Isabelle...LEARN MORE.
NO MERCY, NO FUTURE
Based on a series of letters written by a schizophrenic woman named Rita G., No Mercy, No Future (Die Beruhrte) is Helma Sanders-Brahms' controversial film about the...LEARN MORE.
MY HEART IS MINE ALONE
The story of the real-life love affair between Jewish poet Else Lasker-Schueler and Nazi poet Gottfried Benn is told largely through their poetry in this experimental drama scored with...LEARN MORE.
French novelist Marguerite Duras (Hiroshima Mon Amour) directs this elliptical, minimalist film about the domestic space of women, in which dull rituals mask an undercurrent of lurking...LEARN MORE.
LIFE THE WAY IT IS
The second film by Jean-Claude Brisseau (Secret Things) is this gritty story of working women in the modern world. Originally shot on 16mm for French television, Life the Way It Is....LEARN MORE.
Genevieve, the village nurse, finds Celine, a confused girl with suicidal tendencies, wandering the ward of the hospital one morning. Genevieve takes the young girl home but is afraid to...LEARN MORE.
WORKERS FOR THE GOOD LORD
An unsettling blend of black comedy and melodrama, Workers for the Good Lord, directed by French maverick Jean-Claude Brisseau, was chosen as one of the top ten films of 2000 by...LEARN MORE.
UNCOMMON WOMEN: AN EXCLUSIVE FACETS 2-PACK
Two courageous women fell victim to one of the 20th century's greatest tyrants--Joseph Stalin--and they should not be forgotten. The The Anna Akhmatova File (Semyon Aranovich, USSR, 1989, 65 mins.) is a moving portrait of the extraordinary Soviet poet, Anna Akhmatova. Although her work was banned and went unpublished for 17 years, her poem "Requiem" became the underground anthem for the millions who suffered under Stalin. In Russian with English subtitles. This is accompanied by My Name Was Sabina Spielrein (Elisabeth Marton, Sweden, 2002, 90 mins.). In 1977, a surprising find in Switzerland led to the re-discovery of one of the most important female figures in the early history of psychoanalysis. The found diaries and letters revealed an extensive relationship between the unknown Russian-Jewish psychiatrist Sabina Spielrein and two founding fathers of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung. Through recreations and voice-over readings of Sabina's letters, the lost story comes alive and a true pioneer of psychoanalysis and child psychology gets the recognition she deserves long after Stalin condemned her discipline. In German with English subtitles.
WOMEN ON THE MARGINS: THE CINEMA OF JEAN-CLAUDE BRISSEAU - AN EXCLUSIVE FACETS 3-PACK
French director Jean-Claude Brisseau, a protege of Eric Rohmer, created controversy with his erotic films focusing on the sexuality of women from a decidedly male perspective. However, these three dramas by Brisseau feature women protagonists who live outside conventional society in other ways. Includes Life the Way It Is, Celine, and Workers for the Good Lord.
FILMS OF HELMA SANDERS-BRAHMS
From Helma Sanders-Brahms--"the fiery, dogged, despairing feminist voice of the New German Cinema" (Michael Atkinson, IFC.com)--comes this collection of six gripping dramas...LEARN MORE.