“Anatomy Of A Love Seen” by Marina Rice Bader (USA, 2014)

Lesbian love seen by a female director

Anatomy Of A Love Seen

A very original love story with good acting and great direction / Shunned by critics

Cast: Sharon Hinnendael, Jill Evyn, Constance Brenneman
Director: Marina Rice Bader
Writer: Marina Rice Bader
Music by Thom Robson
Cinematography by Justin Kane
Film Editing by Vanara Taing

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“Elena Undone” by Nicole Conn (USA, 2010)

Lesbian love seen by a female director

Elena Undone

Predictable but very real, with good love scenes / Shunned by critics

Cast: Necar Zadegan, Traci Dinwiddie, Gary Weeks
Director: Nicole Conn
Writer: Nicole Conn
Music by Mark Chait
Cinematography by Tal Lazar
Film Editing by Nicole Conn, Brian Wessel

“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

“Nathalie…” by Anne Fontaine (France, 2003)

Nathalie....

Cast: Fanny Ardant, Emmanuelle Béart, Gérard Depardieu |
Director: Anne Fontaine
Writers: Philippe Blasband (original idea), Jacques Fieschi
Music by Michael Nyman
Cinematography by Jean-Marc Fabre
Film Editing by Emmanuelle Castro

“By The Sea” by Angelina Jolie (France, 2015)

By The Sea

SPOILER: Jealous of the happiness and fertility of a newly-wed couple, a tormented middle-aged woman tries to seduce the husband to destroy his couple.

NOTICED: The movie shows three couples at different stages of their development: the newlywed young and happy couple building a new life; the tormented middle-aged couple who has to fight not to fall apart; the old man who every day regrets the death of his wife.

Subtle musical score

Cast: Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Mélanie Laurent, Melvil Poupaud, Niels Arestrup
Director: Angelina Jolie Pitt
Writer: Angelina Jolie Pitt
Cinematographer: Christian Berger
Editor: Martin Pensa, Patricia Rommel
Composer: Gabriel Yared

“The Beguiled” by Sofia Coppola (USA, 2017)

The Beguiled by Sofia Coppola (2017)

A male ‘enemy’ in a women-only environment: delightful!
Enchanting photography in natural light
Remake of “The Beguiled” by Don Siegel (1971)

Cast: Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Angourie Rice
Director: Sofia Coppola
Writer (novel): Thomas Cullinan
Writer: Sofia Coppola
Cinematographer: Philippe Le Sourd
Editor: Sarah Flack
Composer: Laura Karpman

“Wakefield” by Robin Swicord (USA, 2016)

Wakefield

The two male and the female leads are (strangely) miscast
Original and insightful story but dull at times 

Cast: Bryan Cranston, Jennifer Garner, Jason O’Mara, Beverly D’Angelo
Director: Robin Swicord
Writer (short story): E.L. Doctorow
Writer: Robin Swicord
Cinematographer: Andrei Bowden-Schwartz
Editor: Matt Maddox
Composer: Aaron Zigman