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"Never Steady, Never Still" by Kathleen Hepburn (2017)

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Never steady, never still
This sober but intense movie contrasts the inhumane landscapes of Alberta (Canada) with the survival drive of a woman with Alzheimer’s disease.
Fantastic photography of these unforgivable landscapes in which nothing good can happen, in which life cannot be but a struggle and death’s a part of everyday life: you wouldn’t know you’re on planet earth!
Extraordinary performance by Shirley Henderson: “She pulls off the most difficult and effective illusion of all, which is to make it look as if she’s living through what she’s acting. This is not the sort of screen acting that wins awards, I fear—it’s too subtle. But if you don’t treat yourself to this movie, you will indeed be missing out on one of the best pieces of acting 2018 cinema has to offer.” [Glenn Kenny]
Cast: Shirley Henderson, Théodore Pellerin, Mary Galloway, Nicholas Campbell, Jared Abrahamson, Hugo Ateo
Director: Kathleen Hepburn
Writer: Kathleen Hepburn
Music by Ben Fox
Cinematography by Norm Li
Film Editing by Simone Smith

“Wadjda” by Haifaa Al-Mansour (2012)

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Wadjda

A simple story with a profound and multi-faceted message
A very exceptional insight on women’s life and expectations in Saudi Arabia

Cast: Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah, Abdullrahman Al Gohani
Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour
Writer: Haifaa Al-Mansour
Music by Max Richter
Cinematography by Lutz Reitemeier
Film Editing by Andreas Wodraschke

"Wadjda" by Haifaa Al-Mansour (2012)

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Wadjda
A simple story with a profound and multi-faceted message
A very exceptional insight on women’s life and expectations in Saudi Arabia
Cast: Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah, Abdullrahman Al Gohani
Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour
Writer: Haifaa Al-Mansour
Music by Max Richter
Cinematography by Lutz Reitemeier
Film Editing by Andreas Wodraschke

“Outside In” by Lynn Shelton (2017)

Outside in

A focused, “quiet, deeply empathetic film” (Allison Shoemaker) / Formidable performance by Edie Falco

Cast: Edie Falco, Jay Duplass, Kaitlyn Dever, Ben Schwartz, Aaron Blakely, Claudine Nako
Director: Lynn Shelton
Writer: Jay Duplass, Lynn Shelton
Cinematographer: Nathan M. Miller
Editor: Celia Beasley
Composer: Andrew Bird

“The Pretty One” by Jenée LaMarque (2013)

The Pretty One

An intelligent take on ‘a young woman in search of her identity’ / enjoyable, witty, deep, sensitive… / First feature

Cast: Zoe Kazan, Jake M. Johnson, Ron Livingston, Danny Pudi, Sterling Beaumon, Jeremy Howard
Director: Jenée LaMarque
Writer: Jenée LaMarque
Director of Photography: Polly Morgan
Editor: Kiran Pallegadda

“The Feels” by Jenée LaMarque (2017)

The Feels

Another approach to ‘a young woman in search of her identity’ / Team work gives a very nice ‘feel’ to the movie

Cast: Constance Wu, Josh Fadem, Jenée LaMarque
Director: Jenée LaMarque
Writers: Jenée LaMarque, Lauren Parks
Music by Julian Wass
Cinematography by Kristin Fieldhouse
Film Editing by Steph Zenee Perez