The director of 52 TUESDAYS and GOOD LUCK TO YOU, LEO GRANDE has curated her favorite titles on Filmatique.
"I have put together a list of 5 and I'm a little embarrassed that all of these are made by men. I would normally be very mindful of it, but in truth I don't know most of the films directed by women on the list, despite there being some fabulous filmmakers on there. And it's always such an indication of how few are made of course."
DOGTOOTH: Strange and tonally fascinating.
I KILLED MY MOTHER: Love Xavier Dolan and this first film of his is a bit messy in all the good ways.
NEON BULL: We awarded this prize at the Adelaide Film Festival when I was on the jury. I love how visceral it is and was captivated.
OLIVER SACKS, HIS OWN LIFE: A beautiful rumination that is very moving.
SILENT LIGHT: We are making a film that speaks closely to this one, with Mennonites in Mexico, based on a novel written by the actress in this film. So the world of this movie is very rich to me, and one of the first entry points to it was this composed and distinct film.