NYFF 2021 Women Under the Radar – Margaret Barton-Fumo reports

Looking back on this year’s New York Film Festival, a number of women-directed features stand out among the best of the fest. Jane Campion, Julia Ducournau and Joanna Hogg were just a few of the Main Slate directors who garnered much (warranted) attention with critically acclaimed films that lived up to their high expectations. Other films by new directors, though not as anticipated, exhibited great promise.

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NEPTUNE FROST (TIFF 2021) – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

It’s sadly unsurprising that the Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman co-directed Neptune Frost finds Uzeyman’s name oft deleted in casting sole authorship of the film to the acclaimed, multi-talented Williams. But considering the aesthetic, philosophical and ideological aggression which propels rthe sci fi musical from its opening moments, there’s something of a depressing irony surrounding Uzeyman’s common erasure as a key co-author of the film, often (at best) reduced to a footnote, if she’s mentioned at all.

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