Thursday, 3 March 2011

Birds Eye Viewing....

Maybe it is just down to talent, or maybe its down to females trying to make it in what was always such a strongly male dominated industry for so long. Either way you want to look at it female directors are definitley not getting the credit they deserve. However over the past few years things have been slowly changing thanks to the likes of Sofia Coppola (her beautifully shot, straight and honest story telling movies include Lost in Translation, Somwhere and Marie Antoinetter) Kathyrn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) Andrea Arnold (Fishtank) and many other exciting talented females who have been pushing boundaries to show the world that its not just men who can make gritty, intense and award worthy films.

Its that time again for the Birds Eye Film Festival. If you havn't heard of this basic breakdown, im sure you probably have already grasped but its a festival dedicated to the work of female directors. Whilst there is the argument that why don't we have male centred festivals, maybe the industry for females is in need of a little extra platform....and Birds Eye is working perfectly. From the 8th -17th March BEV takes over the BFI, ICA and other cinema venues in London expect feature films, short flicks, slient film with live commisions, fashion in film and most exciting for me a look at women's place in horror - Bloody Women: From Gothic to Horror.

Favourite top picks and ones to watch out for include London Premiere of Golden Globe winning
In A Better World , 'quarterlife crisis comedy' Tiny Furniture by Lena Dunham (trailor above!), Night Catches Us, Kathryn Bigelow's classic vampire flick Near Dark and featuring the beautiful Michelle Williams (who nailed a hot look at the Oscars this year) Meek's Cutoff.

I could ramble all day about everything they have going so i won't bore you and go check it out for yourself!

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