Tag: Feminism in Film

TV

Can Period Dramas ever be Feminist?

The last couple of years have seen an upsurge in TV and Film adaptations of literary classics, with a distinctly feminist twist. In 2018, period drama fans were treated to another adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic ‘Little Women’. Then came Autumn De Wilde’s ‘Emma’, and the Apple TV mini-series ‘Dickinson’. The latest adaptation to…

Film

Review: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Studio Ghibli’s fairytale factory has produced a visual story more enchanting than usual. Isao Takahata – the main man by the side of Hayao Miyazaki, now retired – uses fluidly animated watercolour and charcoal frames to respectfully portray Princess Kaguya’s expression, delicacy and origin. The film is based on one of Japan’s oldest folktales and…

Film, OldVenue

Feminism in Film: The Censorship of Female Sexuality

The naked female body is one of the most broadcasted and sought-after images in existence: exploited in order to sell everything, from newspapers to hamburgers, and is absurdly more visible than its male counterpart. But it is also one of the world’s most censored images, for rarely – if ever – is this nudity coupled…

Film, OldVenue

Feminism in Film: Emma Watson, Famous Feminist

“Who is this Harry Potter girl and what is she doing speaking at the UN?” Emma Watson spoke these words when launching the ‘HeforShe’ gender equality campaign during a conference in New York, aware that the question was in the mind of many viewers. Yet Watson’s filmography displays an emerging ability to explore and question…

Film, OldVenue

Feminism in Film: Inspirational Women in Film

Megan Ellison Since founding the Annapurna Pictures production company in 2011, Megan Ellison (top right) has become one of the biggest producing names in Hollywood. The daughter of a billionaire, she decided to invest in film-making after studying the craft herself. Through Annapurna she aims to support highly respected directors and writers, including the likes…

Film, OldVenue

Feminism in Film: The Under-Representation of Women

With the presence and development of strong female characters in contemporary cinema, it is haunting to discover that this is not reflected by the presence of women in the making and production of these motion pictures.  A recent report from The Guardian highlights the shocking statistics of women being undermined in the film industry. The…

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