“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


“Sleeping Beauty” by Julia Leigh (Australia, 2011)

Sleeping Beauty

A beautiful young woman – student, waitress, and office girl – has to use her body as a prostitute, for medical experiments, and as a sex object to make ends meet.

Cast: Emily Browning, Rachael Blake, Ewen Leslie
Director: Julia Leigh
Writer: Julia Leigh (screenplay)
Music by Ben Frost
Cinematography by Geoffrey Simpson
Film Editing by Nick Meyers

“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


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

“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

“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