Written or Directed by Women – 16 Movies to Catch in October 2018

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“More than anything else, I want to be the last girl in the world with a story like mine.” – Nadia Murad, awarded the 2018 Nobel peace prize jointly with Congolese gynaecologist Denis Mukwege. On Her Shoulders, directed by Alexandria Bombach, tells Nadia’s story. – Amen Oyiboke, Bustle. More:

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Solace – Black Representation

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Being a Black female filmmaker, I carry the privilege and responsibility of creating the things I wish I had seen when I was growing up. My two favorite movie genres — fantasy and coming-of-age — never had people that looked like me. – Tchaiko Omawale, Women and Hollywood. More:

2019 Oscars: foreign-language films (so far)

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Belarus: Crystal Swan (Darya Zhuk), Belgium: Girl (Lukas Dhont), Estonia: Take It Or Leave It (Liina Triškina-Vanhatalo), Japan: Shoplifters (Hirokazu Kore-eda), Lithuania: Wonderful Losers: A Different World (Arūnas Matelis), Romania: I Do Not Care If We Go Down In History As Barbarians (Radu Jude), Slovakia: The Interpreter (Martin Sulik), Sweden: Border (Ali Abbasi), Switzerland: Eldorado (Markus Imhoof), Turkey: The Wild Pear Tree (Nuri Bilge Ceylan), UK: I Am Not A Witch (Rungano Nyoni), Venezuela: The Family (Gustavo Rondón Córdova).– Ben Dalton, Screen Daily. More: