“Waitress” by Adrienne Shelly (USA, 2007)


Good direction and dialogues, funny

Cast: Keri Russell, Nathan Fillion, Jeremy Sisto
Director: Adrienne Shelly
Writer: Adrienne Shelly
Music by Andrew Hollander
Cinematography by Matthew Irving
Film Editing by Annette Davey


“Nobody Walks” by Ry Russo-Young (USA, 2012)

Nobody Walks

All the personages except one are lost, stuck with desires that they can’t control

Cast: Olivia Thirlby, John Krasinski, Rosemarie DeWitt, Dylan McDermott, Rhys Wakefield, Justin Kirk
Directed by Ry Russo-Young
Written by Lena Dunham, Russo-Young
Music by Will Bates, Fall On Your Sword
Cinematography by Christopher Blauvelt
Film Editing by John W. Walter

“The Man Who Cried” by Sally Potter (UK, 2000)


The Work of Sally PotterThe Man Who Cried

The influence of an imposing fatherly figure on a young girl, a theme that returns in Ginger and Rosa.

Cast: Christina Ricci, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Johnny Depp, Harry Dean Stanton
Written and Directed by Sally Potter
Music by Osvaldo Golijov
Cinematography by Sacha Vierny
Film Editing by Hervé Schneid

“Yes” by Sally Potter (UK, 2004)

The Work of Sally Potter


Excellent opening! Poetical dialogues in lambic pentameter sounding “like prose that has been given the elegance and discipline of formal structure” (Roger Ebert) Very elaborated images structured around perspective lines
When all is said and done, it’s the cleaning lady that possesses the meaning of the universe 🙂

Cast: Joan Allen, Simon Abkarian, Sam Neill, Shirley Henderson, Sheila Hancock, Samantha Bond, Stephanie Leonidas, Gary Lewis
Written and directed by Sally Potter
Music by Sally Potter
Cinematography by Aleksei Rodionov
Film Editing by Daniel Goddard

“The Party” by Sally Potter (UK, 2017)

The Work of Sally Potter

The Party

Good use of space, great acting, theatrical (unity of space, time and action)

Cast: Kristin Scott Thomas, Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Timothy Spall
Director: Sally Potter
Writer: Sally Potter
Cinematographer: Aleksei Rodionov
Editor: Emilie Orsini, Anders Refn

“Good Dick” by Marianna Palka (USA, 2008)

Good Dick

An interesting and original story but an abrupt and unconvincing end

Cast: Marianna Palka, Jason Ritter, Eric Edelstein
Director: Marianna Palka
Writer: Marianna Palka
Music by Jared Nelson Smith
Cinematography by Andre Lascaris
Film Editing by Christopher Kroll

“Everyone Else” by Maren Ade (Germany, 2009)

Everyone Else

The love relationship between Gitty and Chris is defined by a fierce drive towards independence and a communion of every moment at the same time. It is opposed to the relationship between Sanna and Hans, which is defined as Sanna being subjected to the patriarchal principles of Hans.

Cast: Birgit Minichmayr, Lars Eidinger, Hans-Jochen Wagner, Nicole Marischka
Directed by Maren Ade
Written by Maren Ade
Cinematography by Bernhard Keller
Film Editing by Heike Parplies