From Jan Lisa Huttner (Editor-in-Chief of FF2 Media)
Five films either written &/or directed by women filmmakers opened in Manhattan theatres this week:
- Coyote Lake
- The Nightingale
- Them That Follow
Of these five, unfortunately I have only been able ti see two so far. Both are The Nightingale and Otherhood are narrative features. That said, The Nightingale is now on my short list for Best Film of 2019, so I doubt I would choose anything else.
My Top Pick for June 8th (drumroll please!) is The Nightingale, Jennifer Kent’s profound examination of the intersecting dynamics connecting colonialism, racism & misogyny. Set in 19th Century Australia, it’s tragically relevant to almost any time & place in human history.