Currently Browsing: Cannes

Lizzie Borden & Feminism in the Film Industry

In honor of Pride Month 2023, FF2 is (ahem) PROUD to applaud the work of queer filmmaker Lizzie Borden, best known for her provocative Indie gems Working Girls and Born in Flames.

Lizzie was born on February 3, 1958 in Detroit (MI). While still a child, she decided to cast off her given name—Elizabeth—in an act of rebellion, and legally change her name to Lizzie (mirroring the name of the infamous ax-murderer).read more.


Tali Shalom-Ezer’s Films on Psychology and Queer Love

Our next queer artist to celebrate during Pride Month is filmmaker Tali Shalom-Ezer, known for her 2014 debut feature film Princess. Tali was born in Kfar Saba, Israel, in 1978. At a young age, Tali showed an interest in theater and performance, and joined a theater troupe during high school. Simultaneously, she was drawn to psychology as well, an interest most likely inherited from her mother, a psychiatric more.