Tag Archives: Lesbian love

"To Each, Her Own" by Myriam Aziza (2018)

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to each her own
A Jewish lesbian falls for a Muslim Black
Performances lack cohesion but message is welcome
Cast: Sarah Stern, Jean-Christophe Folly, Julia Piaton
Director: Myriam Aziza
Writers: Myriam Aziza, Denyse Rodriguez-Tomé
Music by Martin Rappeneau
Cinematography by Benoît Chamaillard
Film Editing by Vincent Zuffranieri

"Appropriate Behavior" by Desiree Akhavan (2014)

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Appropriate Behavior
What does ‘appropriate behavior’mean for someone who doesn’t fit anywhere?
Cast: Desiree Akhavan, Rebecca Henderson, Halley Feiffer, Scott Adsit, Anh Duong
Director: Desiree Akhavan
Screenplay: Desiree Akhavan
Music by Josephine Wiggs
Cinematography by Chris Teague
Film Editing by Sara Shaw

“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

“Life Partners” by Susanna Fogel (USA, 2014)

 

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Life Partners

Two long-time best friends come into adulthood in very different ways / a coming of age story that avoids stereotypes / good direction, script, personages, and dialogues

Cast: Leighton Meester, Gillian Jacobs, Adam Brody, Gabourey Sidibe, Beth Dover, Abby Elliott, Mark Feuerstein, Kate McKinnon, Greer Grammer
Director: Susanna Fogel
Writer: Joni Lefkowitz, Susanna Fogel
Director of Photography: Brian Burgoyne

“Jenny’s Wedding” by Mary Agnes Donoghue (USA, 2015)

Jenny's Wedding

A few surprising moments do not erase the accumulation of clichés in this coming-out-of-the-closet comedy, with love/marriage/children shown as the defining goals of a woman’s life!

Cast: Katherine Heigl, Tom Wilkinson, Linda Emond
Director: Mary Agnes Donoghue
Writer: Mary Agnes Donoghue
Music by Brian Byrne
Cinematography by Seamus Tierney
Film Editing by Éva Gárdos, Nick Moore

“Princess Cyd” by Stephen Cone (USA, 2017)

Lesbian love seen through the eyes of male directors

Princess Cyd

Sex and relationships in the eyes of a teenage girl and a woman in her late 40’s.
Stages 3 women in a finely-tuned coming-of-age and out-of-the-closet story, with balanced personages, multi-faceted sexual identities, and an healthy racial distribution.
“You may look at Miranda, and think immediately, ‘Oh, okay, I know who that woman is’. You would be wrong. The same for Cyd. ‘Oh, okay. Bored teenager sunbathing in a bikini. I know who that is’. Again, you would be wrong.” writes Sheila O’Malley.

Cast: Rebecca Spence, Jessie Pinnick, Malic White, James Vincent Meredith, Tyler Ross, Matthew Quattrocki
Director: Stephen Cone
Writer: Stephen Cone
Editor: Christopher Gotschall
Director of Photography: Zoe White
Original Music Composer: Heather McIntosh

“Thelma” by Joachim Trier (Norway, 2017)

Lesbian love through the eyes of male directors

Thelma

A girl succeeds at accepting her sexual identity by resisting the religious constraints imposed on her

Cast: Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins, Henrik Rafaelsen. Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Grethe Eltervåg
Director: Joachim Trier
Writer: Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt
Cinematographer: Jakob Ihre
Editor: Olivier Bugge Coutté
Composer: Ola Fløttum

“Blue Is The Warmest Color” (La Vie d’Adèle) by Abdellatif Kechiche (France, 2013)

Lesbian love through the eyes of male directors

Blue Is The Warmest Color

Heavily sexualized approach, missing intimacy / Great lead personage / Could have been 60 min. shorter

Cast: Adèle Exarchopoulos, Léa Seydoux, Catherine Salée, Jeremie Laheurte, Aurélien Recoing, Sandor Funtek, Salim Kechiouche, Mona Walravens
Director: Abdellatif Kechiche
Screenplay: Abdellatif Kechiche, Ghalia Lacroix
Cinematography by Sofian El Fani
Film Editing by Sophie Brunet, Ghalia Lacroix, Albertine Lastera, Jean-Marie Lengelle, Camille Toubkis

“Room In Rome” by Julio Medem (Spain, 2010)

Lesbian love through the eyes of male directors

Room in Rome

Fantasy over two women who fall in love for one night / physical without much intimacy / beautiful images mired in superficiality

Cast: Elena Anaya, Natasha Yarovenko, Enrico Lo Verso
Director: Julio Medem
Writers: Julio Rojas, Julio Medem
Music by Jocelyn Pook
Cinematography by Alex Catalán
Film Editing by Julio Medem