Chicago International Film Festival celebrates women in cinema

The 55th Chicago International Film Festival (CIFF) announced its full lineup Sept. 18, featuring 40 films directed by women. About 30 percent of the 136 films being screened at the AMC River East from Oct. 16-27 are from female filmmakers (on par with last year’s numbers). From gala presentations like Kasi Lemmons’ Harriet to festival-circuit favorites Honey Boy (Alma Ha’rel) and Hala (Chicago-born Minhal Baig), the festival has made a clear effort to feature diverse women-directed work. (43 percent of shorts are also directed by women.)

The Women In Cinema program is also a feature of the festival, which “elevates women creators and promotes films by and amount women.” Local female directors are especially well-represented, with Knives and Skin, The New Bauhaus and Once Upon a River all being filmed in and around Chicago. 

CIFF tickets are available to the general public Sept. 27. The full list of women-directed films is below.

 

Adam 

Maryam Touzani 

 

Aleli 

Leticia Jorge Romero 

 

Atlantics
Hala

Mati Diop

 

Babyteeth

Shannon Murphy

 

Bombay Rose

Gitanjali Rao

 

Carmilla

Emily Harris

 

Clemency

Chinonye Chukwu

 

The Components of Love

Miriam Bliese

 

Cunningham 

Alla Kovgan

The Kingmaker
Digitalkarma

Francesca Scalisi with Marx Olexa

The Father

Kristina Grozeva with Peter Valchanov

 

The Fever

Maya Da Rin

 

Fordlandia Malaise

Susana de Sousa Dias

 

Forman vs. Forman

Helena Trestikova

 

Hala 

Minhal Baig

 

Harriet

Kasi Lemmons

 

A Thief’s Daughter

Belen Funes

 

 

Honey Boy

Alma Har’el

 

I Was at Home, But…

Angela Schanelec

 

Initials S.G.

Rania Attieh with Daniel Garcia

 

Instinct

Halina Reijn

 

The Kingmaker

Lauren Greenfield

 

Knives and Skin

Jennifer Reeder

Lives with Flavor

Ruth Zachs Babani with Pablo Gasca Gollas

 

Love Child
Knives and Skin

Eva Mulvad

 

Maria’s Paradise

Zaida Bergroth

 

Maternal

Maura Delpero

 

Mr. Jones

Agnieszka Holland

 

The New Bauhaus

Alysa Nahmias

 

Notre Dame

Valerie Donzelli

 

Once Upon a River
Once Upon a River

Haroula Rose

 

Ordinary Love

Lisa Barros D’Sa with Glenn Leyburn

 

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Celine Sciamma

Present.Perfect.

Zhu Shengze

 

Seahorse

Jeanie Finlay

 

The Sleepwalkers

Paula Hernandez

 

Song Without a Name
Varda by Agnes

Melina Leon

 

The Swallows of Kabul

Elea Gobbe-Mevellec with Zabou Breitman

 

Varda by Agnes

Agnes Varda

Vivere

Francesca Archiburgi

© Georgiana E. Presecky (9/18/19) FF2 Media

Photos courtesy of Cinema/Chicago.

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