Rania Richardson is the Communications Manager for a philanthropic nonprofit in New York, and a freelance writer specializing in film, culture, and business. She came of age in Cambridge, MA and began her career at Time Magazine. Her favorite film is Jean Cocteau’s "Beauty and the Beast" and her mission is to champion the best in world cinema.
Articles by Rania Richardson
Dear NYFF Selection Committee,
It was a surprise to many last Thursday, when Ava DuVernay was not on the list of Academy Award nominees for Best Director despite her widely hailed work on “Selma.” Then again, Kathryn Bigelow’s 2010 Oscar win for “The Hurt Locker” didn’t exactly usher in a new dawn for female filmmakers.
It’s a boy’s club, this movie world. You know it is. Read on…read more
Many of the films in the recently concluded 52nd New York Film Festival will fill theaters, fuel discussions, and collect awards for months to come. Topping the list is Citizenfour, a late edition to the tightly edited festival’s main slate of 31 features. Read on…read more
No news flash here. Almost half of the directors at New York’s Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2014 are women, but that’s no surprise.
I’ve always found the Rendez-Vous festival to be a great place to see new and seasoned female directors in numbers that Hollywood can only dream of. Voilà!read more