Tag Archives: international female filmmakers

Film Series: Water Lilies

2007. France. Dir: Ce?line Sciamma. With Pauline Acquart, Louise Blache?re, Ade?le Haenel. 85 min.

Marie is a girl fighting to assert herself in a world where her meek and gentle grace is not accepted, while also navigating a new friendship with a synchronized swimming superstar. The writer-director of Girlhood takes a tender look at young love, friendship, sexual exploration, and what it means to belong.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

Film Series: XXY

2007. Argentina. Dir: Lucía Puenzo. With Inés Efron, Martín Piroyansky. 91 min. 35mm print.

Stereotypes surrounding gender and sexuality are wonderfully inverted in this tale of an intersex teen reconsidering her self-identity. Puenzo renders her protagonist with bittersweet ambiguity, reminding us that the constructs of masculinity and femininity have little to do with the beauty of being human.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free