How the female gaze is finally bringing real life to the screen
Posted Wednesday 18 Mar 2020
Put your work down and your feet up for five minutes and read this interesting article about how, from Portrait of a Lady on Fire in cinemas to Fleabag on television, realistic women are at last being shown looking back at the world that is looking at them.
Tune in to the Rialto Channel throughout March and April for some fabulous viewing involving fabulous women! Reel Women will be focusing on female actors and filmmakers who highlight the female perspective in their work. Here's what's on in the next two weeks:
Mondays at 8:30pm celebrates Leading Ladies of French Film, introduced on-air by Judy Bailey.
Monday 23 March
Elle, starring Isabelle Huppert who was nominated for an Oscar for her performance.
Michele seems indestructible. The head of a successful video game company, she bring the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business. When she is attacked in her home, Michele's life changes forever. She resolutely tracks the man down, and they are both drawn into a curious, yet thrilling game... a game that may, at any moment, spiral out of control.
Monday 30 March
In Your Hands, starring Kristin Scott Thomas.
An act of revenge takes an unexpected turn in this psychological drama. Anna flees her house on the outskirts of Paris and when she returns home, she is careful to tell nobody where she's been or what she's been doing.
Wednesday Nights honour outstanding actresses with double features each week:
Wednesday 18 March at 8:30pm - Galveston, followed by The End of the Affair.
Wednesday 25 March at 8:30pm - The Seagull, followed by The Iron Lady.
Friday 20 March - Francesca Rudkin speaks to Rena Owen.
Friday 27 March - Francesca Rudkin speaks to Jennifer Ward-Lealand.