18Aug03: The FF2 Week in Review by Jan Lisa Huttner

From Jan Lisa Huttner (Editor-in-Chief of FF2 Media)

Eight films either written &/or directed by women filmmakers opened in Manhattan theatres this week:

  • Christopher Robin
  • The Darkest Minds
  • Never Goin’ Back
  • Nico, 1988
  • Night Comes On
  • Milla
  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post
  • The Spy Who Dumped Me

All eight of these films are narrative features (no docs), and of these eight, so far I have only been able to see four: The Darkest Minds, Never Goin’ Back, Milla, and the Miseducation of Cameron Post.

I liked all of them, but didn’t love any of them, so forced to pick (because of my own rules), I am selecting Valerie Massadian’s Milla as my Top Pick for August 3, 2018 (drumroll please!).

Massadian’s homage to Chantal Akerman is slow-paced yet mesmerizing. So when you go, make sure to drink a double espresso first 😉

Photo Credit: (L-R) Luc Chessel and Severine Jonckeere in a scene from Valérie Massadian’s Milla. Courtesy of Grasshopper Film.


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