Call for Writers: Women and Gender in Foreign Films

Call for Writers: Women and Gender in Foreign Films
We’re excited to announce our latest theme week at Bitch Flicks: Women and Gender in Foreign Film!
(Even the term “foreign film” reveals a U.S. bias, so what we’re really asking for is film made outside of the U.S.)
Since March is Women’s History Month, and this coming Friday, March 8th, is International Women’s Day, we thought this would be an excellent time to take a close look at cinema in many parts of the world, and how women and gender are depicted in non-Hollywood films.
Here are some suggestions–but feel free to propose your own ideas!

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
A Separation
Pan’s Labyrinth
Maria Full of Grace
The Lives of Others
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
All About My Mother
Women on the Verge of Nervous Breakdown
Y Tu Mama Tambien
Let the Right One In
Babette’s Feast
I’ve Loved You So Long
Under the Bombs
City of God
Life Is Beautiful

I Am Love
Eat Drink Man Woman

The Maid
Raise the Red Lantern
Celine and Julie Go Boating
In a Better World
Children of Heaven
Camille Claudel
8 1/2
Ghost in the Shell

War Witch
Spirited Away
Kiki’s Delivery Service
My Neighbor Totoro

Some basic guidelines for guest writers:

–Pieces should be between 700 and 2,000 words.

–Include images (with captions) and links in your piece.
–Send your piece in the text of an email, attaching all images, no later than Friday, March 15th.
–Include a 2-3 sentence bio for placement at the end of your piece.

Email us at btchflcks(at)gmail(dot)com if you’d like to contribute a review. We accept original pieces or cross-posts. 
We look forward to reading your submissions!
  • I’d love to propose Young & Wild for the list! It’s a really great movie from Chile, the tale of a young woman’s coming of age in a religious enviroment while she struggles to come to terms with her identity and sexuality (

  • Do you want to write about it, Kasi, or are you just proposing adding it to the list of suggestions?

  • Do you want to write about it, Kasi, or are you just proposing adding it to the list?

  • I don’t know if this is going too obscure, but Romanian director Cristian Mungiu made two films focused on friendship between women, “4 months, 3 weeks and 2 days”, which won Palme D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, and “Beyond the Hills”, which won Best Screenplay in Cannes, as well as being on the shortlist for the Best Foreign Film Oscar nominations (and both were praised quite enthusiastically by US critics, too). I volunteer to write about them if it’s of any interest.

  • Either of those would be great, Nadia! Email us your proposal at btchflcks(at)gmail(dot)com.

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