15 Movies for Cinema Fanatic: A Year with Women
In writer-director Haifaa al-Mansour’s feature length debut we follow a Saudi little girl (Waad Mohammed) who only wishes to buy her dream bike. Yup, simple as that. Breaking down walls and exploring cultural constrains in the first Saudi film by a woman.
4. Take Care of my Cat (고양이를 부탁해)
Before we had a girly get-together with our friends of Sunny, or learned of the difficulties of growing up and growing apart in Alfonso Cuaron’s Y Tu Mama Tambien, there was writer-director Jeong Jae-eun’s Take Care of my Cat about a group of girls who are moving on with their lives and are finding it hard to stay together.
Doona Bae is a double threat in this list! Plus~ more cats for Marya!
3. The Namesake
Marya has already become acquainted with Mira Nair’s work, but I can’t help but suggest The Namesake, a film about family, identity and roots; as it also stars two of my favorite Indian actors — Tabu and Irrfan, if you’ve missed out on my Indian Cinema journey , as well as Kal Penn.
Random fact: Lupita is credited as a post-production intern in the movie.