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What do female film-makers have to say about male stories?

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

The directors celebrated in a new season at the Barbican - focusing on films about men, made by women - on turning the traditional gaze on its head When Ana Kokkinos found out her second film was going to be shown at Cannes in 1998, she was overjoyed. Charting 24 hedonistic hours in the life of a gay Greek-Australian teenager, Head On is a fierce and evocative depiction of queer identity and masculinity in crisis. Then she had her first interview. “The journalist told me there was a rumour that I must have been a man because a woman couldn't possibly make this film.” The Australian...
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