“Disco Pigs” by Kirsten Sheridan (Ireland, 2001)

Disco Pigs

The story of an ‘amour fou’. Great acting by Cilian Murphy

Cast: Elaine Cassidy, Cillian Murphy, Sarah Gallagher
Director: Kirsten Sheridan
Writers: Enda Walsh
Music by Gavin Friday, Maurice Seezer
Cinematography by Igor Jadue-Lillo
Film Editing by Ben Yeates


“Tiny Furniture” by Lena Dunham (USA, 2010)

Tiny Furniture

The pathetic days of a young woman in search of love and affection who is rejected by everyone / difficult to get emotionally involved in the lead personage
The director, her mother and her sister are playing their respective roles.

Cast: Lena Dunham, Laurie Simmons, Grace Dunham, Alex Karpovsky, Jemima Kirke, Rachel Howe, David Call
Written and directed by Lena Dunham
Music by Teddy Blanks
Cinematography by Jody Lee Lipes
Film Editing by Lance Edmands

“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

“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

“Bitch” by Marianna Palka (USA, 2017)


A wife who’s treated like a dog by her family becomes a dog
Unfortunately, just like her previous feature, this original idea with good humor doesn’t bring us anywhere. Interesting use of sound

Cast: Marianna Palka, Jason Ritter, Jaime King, Brighton Sharbino, Rio Mangini, Kingston Foster
Director: Marianna Palka
Writer: Marianna Palka
Cinematographer: Armando Salas
Editor: Brett W. Bachman
Composer: Morgan z Whirledge

“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

“The Girl In The Book” by Marya Cohn (USA, 2015)

First feature

The Girl In The Book

Story nicely told in the present, paralleled with flashbacks
Excellent acting, extremely poised direction, sober but right to the point

A movie that makes you fathom some of the consequences of child abuse

Cast: Emily VanCamp, Courtney Daniels, Jordan Lage
Director: Marya Cohn
Writer: Marya Cohn
Music by Will Bates
Cinematography by Trevor Forrest
Film Editing by Jessica Brunetto