“Imagine Me & You” by Ol Parker (UK, 2005)

Lesbian love through the eyes of male directors

Imagine me and you

Light but excellent humor and dialogues

Cast: Piper Perabo, Lena Headey, Matthew Goode, Celia Imrie, Anthony Head, Darren Boyd, Sharon Horgan
Written and directed by Ol Parker
Music by Alex Heffes
Cinematography by Ben Davis
Film Editing by Alex Mackie

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“And While We Were Here” by Kat Coiro (USA, 2012)

And While We Were Here

An affair with a younger man liberates a woman from the dead relationship she has with her husband / Good characters

Cast: Kate Bosworth, Iddo Goldberg, Claire Bloom
Director: Kat Coiro
Writer: Kat Coiro
Music by Mateo Messina
Cinematography by Doug Chamberlain
Film Editing by Adam Catino

“The World Unseen” by Shamin Sarif (South Africa, 2007)

Lesbian love seen by a female director

 

The World Unseen

Weakness in the script, stiff acting, clumsy direction, but lots of good intention in Sarif’s debut feature: “Everyone’s breaking barriers and causing trouble in this film, or least yearning to.” Jay Antani

Cast: Lisa Ray, Sheetal Sheth, Parvin Dabas, Nandana Sen, Grethe Fox, David Dennis, Bernard White, Colin Moss, Amber Ross Revah, Rajesh Gopie
Director: Shamim Sarif
Screenwriter/novelist: Shamim Sarif
Music by Richard Blackford
Cinematography by Michael Downie
Film Editing by David Martin

“Landline” by Gillian Robespierre (USA, 2017)

Landline

Some good moments, but at times clumsy script and direction / Jenny Slate sounds often fake, and the dialogues do not fit the period.

Cast: Jenny Slate, Edie Falco, Abby Quinn, Jay Duplass, John Turturro, Finn Wittrock, Amy Carlson
Director: Gillian Robespierre
Writer (story): Elisabeth Holm, Gillian Robespierre, Tom Bean
Writer: Gillian Robespierre, Elisabeth Holm
Cinematographer: Chris Teague
Editor: Casey Brooks
Composer: Chris Bordeaux, Jordan Cohen, Clyde Lawrence

“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

“Yes” by Sally Potter (UK, 2004)

The Work of Sally Potter

Yes

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