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7 film Directors to watch Today

I mean, female film directors. The Oscars 2023 are coming and since this year there's no women on the Best Director's Nominees list, we pay tribute to some of my favorite and incredible ladies behind the Hollywood lens.

Happy International Women's Day 🌹

Greta Gerwig

It's about time to write about Greta here on the blog - I wanted to share something since the first time I've watched her 'Little Women' version - and love it! And now, she just made a Barbie's movie! And with Margot Robbie as leading lady! It's like we're soulmates!  

Here's the first trailer of it, coming to the theaters this summer.

Sofia Coppola

If you're my age (I'm not telling how old), you probably remember the huge fuzz when 'Lost in Translation' - 2003 - came out for our generation. I actually don't care about it so much, but I do love Sofia's direction in 'Marie Antoinette' - 2006, 'The Bling Ring' - 2013 and 'Somewhere' - 2012, partly because of the fashion? Sure! But it's part of who Sofia is, did you know she worked at Chanel when she was younger? Also, she created the most beautiful adverting films for Dior perfume 'Miss Dior'.

Reunited with Bill Murray again in 2020, Sophia directed this Apple TV+ movie - it's (Woody Allen + Italian kind of) fun and it's in New York, so you need to watch 'On the rocks':

Olivia Wilde

Speaking of soulmates, watching 'Don't worry darling' just made me wanna meet Olivia and have a coffee together to talk about this film. It reminded me a bit of 'Vanilla Sky' + it has something from the 60s that turned it into a cult sci-fi which is definitely going to be part of my all time favorites list.

Nancy Meyers

Are you up for a sophisticated rom-com? Nancy Meyers directed them all. From the Christmas classic love story 'The Holiday' - 2006 - to the Disney's sweetest 'The Parent Trap' - 1998... Nancy's films will make you cry and laugh (a lot), specially with this one below, with greatest actors Diane Keaton & Jack Nicholson:

Patty Jenkins

You all know I love superheroes so... do I need to say more?
No, but, seriously, the director of 'Wonder Woman' (1st, 2nd and 3rd coming soon) is mostly known for her debut feature 'Monster', which was awarded by the AFI and the Independent Spirit Awards, and won Charlize Theron an Oscar for Best Actress. She also won a Director's Guild Award for directing the pilot of AMC's 'The Killing' in 2011. 

Nora Ephron

I have 4 words to say about Nora: Tom, Hanks, Meg, Ryan. Hahaha... Writer, journalist AND director, some of the (beloved) Nora Ephron's movies are: 'This Is My Life', 'Sleepless In Seattle', 'You've Got Mail' and 'Julia & Julia'. She also wrote 'When Harry Met Sally' (1989) - which is on our Fall movies to watch here on the blog.

The Wachowski sisters

Best known for the Matrix Trilogy + Resurrections, Lilly and Lana directed 'Jupiter Ascending' (2015), and wrote scripts for the classics 'Assassins' (with Sylvester Stallone and Antonio Bandeiras), 'V for Vendetta' (2005). Also, they blew my mind with the incredibly original science fiction story 'Cloud Atlas'

Other female directors to watch: Jodie Foster (I don't like George Clooney acting but 'Money Monster' is so good I forgot completely about it!), Barbra Streisand (acting and directing in the sweetest NYC rom-com 'The Mirror Has Two Faces' - 1996), Angelina Jolie ('Unbroken' - 2014) and Oscars winners Jane Campion (for the 'The Power of the Dogs' - 2021) and Chloe Zhao (for 'Nomadland' - 2020).

Stay tuned and follow our #Oscars2023 coverage this Sunday on FB and Twitter!