“Bound” by Lana & Lilly Wachowski (USA, 1996)

The Art of the Wachowski (sisters)


Cast: Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Joe Pantoliano, John P. Ryan
Written and Directed by Lana & Lilly Wachowski
Music by Don Davis
Cinematography by Bill Pope
Film Editing by Zach Staenberg


“Princess Cyd” by Stephen Cone (USA, 2017)

Princess Cyd

Sex and relationships in the eyes of a teenage girl and a woman in her late 40’s.
A movie staging 3 women in a finely-tuned coming-of-age and out-of-the-closet story, with balanced personages, multi-faceted sexual identities, and an healthy racial distribution.
“You may look at Miranda, and think immediately, ‘Oh, okay, I know who that woman is’. You would be wrong. The same for Cyd. ‘Oh, okay. Bored teenager sunbathing in a bikini. I know who that is’. Again, you would be wrong.” writes Sheila O’Malley.

Cast: Rebecca Spence, Jessie Pinnick, Malic White, James Vincent Meredith, Tyler Ross, Matthew Quattrocki
Director: Stephen Cone
Writer: Stephen Cone
Editor: Christopher Gotschall
Director of Photography: Zoe White
Original Music Composer: Heather McIntosh

“When Night Is Falling” by Patricia Rozema (Canada, 1995) (2)

When Night Is Falling (sec view)

The passion a woman feels for another woman makes her abandon all her moral certitudes.
Some weaknesses in the script / Excellent camera work on bodies and movement, when she and he make love (lights on the wall), followed by the two women making love, beautifully underscored by two female trapezists exercising.

Cast: Pascale Bussières, Rachael Crawford, Henry Czerny
Director: Patricia Rozema
Writer: Patricia Rozema
Music by Lesley Barber
Cinematography by Douglas Koch
Film Editing by Susan Shipton

“Breathe” (Mélanie Laurent, France 2014)


A friendship between two girls (one introvert, one extrovert) turns to a complete misunderstanding.

Cast: Joséphine Japy, Lou de Laâge, Isabelle Carré, Roxane Duran
Director: Mélanie Laurent
Screenplay: Julien Lambroschini, Mélanie Laurent / Novel: Anne-Sophie Brasme
Director of Photography: Arnaud Potier
Editor: Guerric Catala
Music: Marc Chouarain

“Lovesong” (Son Yong Kim, USA 2016)


A finely chiseled description of a friendship between two women. Excellent direction and performances

Cast: Riley Keough, Jena Malone, Brooklyn Decker, Ryan Eggold, Rosanna Arquette
Director: So Yong Kim
Writer: Bradley Rust Gray, So Yong Kim
Cinematographer: Kat Westergaard, Guy Godfree
Editor: So Yong Kim, Bradley Rust Gray
Composer: Jóhann Jóhannsson

“Summertime” (Catherine Corsini, France 2015)

La Belle Saison

The movie is so relaxed in its storytelling, and so committed to a certain level of realism, that it frequently feels deliberately anti-dramatic.
[Glenn Kenny, July 22, 2016 http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/summertime-2016]

Cast: Izïa Higelin, Jean-Henri Compère, Cécile De France, Kévin Azaïs, Noémie Lvovsky, Laetitia Dosch
Director: Catherine Corsini
Writer: Catherine Corsini, Laurette Polmanss
Cinematographer: Jeanne Lapoirie
Editor: Frédéric Baillehaiche
Composer: Gregoire Hetzel