The home is often where life´s fiercest struggles take place. These films depict the conflicts inherent in the relationships between women and their husbands, lovers, children, parents, and employers.
La Cienaga Film Review
Lucrecia Martel, leading light of the New Argentine Cinema, burst onto the international scene with her startling debut feature, "La Cienaga". Combining autobiographical elements and a keen ear for dialogue, Martel depicts a family in crisis.
Mustang Film Review
An Academy Award Nominee in 2016 for Best Foreign Language Film, "Mustang" is the feature debut of writer/director Deniz Gamze Erguven. Five orphaned sisters in a Turkish village rebel against the restrictions placed on their lives.
The Little Bedroom Film Review
An elderly man who defies his son by refusing to live in a nursing home and a young woman who cannot stop mourning the death of her first child form a unique bond. "The Little Bedroom" is the debut feature film from Stephanie Chuat and Veronique Reymond.
The Meddler Film Review
Susan Sarandon plays Marnie Minervini, a warmhearted widow who decides to make an adult daughter living in Los Angeles her new hobby. Writer-director Lorene Scafaria scores with this life-affirming film based on her own experiences.
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Brazil's official entry for the 2016 Academy Awards, "The Second Mother" was an audience favorite at film festivals worldwide. Writer/director Anna Muylaert and actress Regina Case create an unforgettable heroine in Val, who struggles to reconcile work and motherhood.
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