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Support Women Artists Now – Buy a 2022 Calendar from Pomegranate!

To celebrate Pomegranate’s “Art by Women” initiative, we are excited to launch a new series of features over the coming weeks, spotlighting some of the brilliant female artists presented on the Pomegranate website.

Expect Passionate & Empathetic Performances from Marion Cotillard

Today is actress and musician Marion Cotillard’s birthday! She has graced both Hollywood and independent film silver screens in the United States and beyond, as Cotillard was born in Paris, France and grew up in Orléans. The acclaimed actress won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Édith Piaf in La Vie en Rose and earned another Best Actress nomination for her work in the French drama film, Two Days, One more.


Márta Mészáros ‘Adoption’ Revolutionizes Motherhood in 1975

Join us in celebrating the 46th anniversary of Márta Mészáros’ emotional drama, Adoption! Her movie broke new ground for feminist filmmaking by exploring the act of motherhood in a strikingly unconventional way in 1975. It tells the story of a woman factory worker, Kata, who — in her forties — wants to adopt a neglected more.


Indomitable Actress Melissa Leo Conquers Screens of Every Size

File:Melissa Leo.jpgFrom winning an Academy Award to a Golden Globe to an Emmy to a Critics’ Choice to a Screen Actors Guild Award (the list goes on!), Melissa Leo has made us laugh, cry and everything in between. Today, we wish this acting icon a very happy birthday!

Leo’s performance in the popular soap opera All My Children jump-started her career, earning her the aforementioned Emmy win, and leading to further appearances in television series as well as films.… read more.


Behind the Scenes with ‘Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles’ Animator Tess Martin

When I stumbled upon the work of filmmaker and visual artist Tess Martin, I was at once delighted and fascinated by both the mediums she uses and the ideas she explores. Based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Martin’s work is informed by hand-made animation techniques and “their potential to explore the human condition.”

From Armenia With Love, Roza Melkumyan Presents ‘SWAN: Armenian Women in Film’

On May 24th, 2021, at the Birthright Armenia office, I facilitated a panel with three bright, talented Armenian women filmmakers, Lilit Movsisyan, Emily Mkrtichian, and Victoria Aleksanyan. We discussed their past, present, and future projects and their experiences in the film industry and their unique perspectives as women on the Armenian film scene. We also screened clips from their work.