Women Filmmakers Highlight Berlinale 2021 – Alexandra Heller-Nicholas reports

Following demands in recent years for film festival culture to frankly lift its game when it comes to raising the visibility of women filmmakers in particular, the 2021 Berlinale will showcase both highly anticipated women-directed films and lesser-known curios alongside a number of male-directed films centering on women in front of the camera. Highlights include world premieres of Lina Roessler’s Best Sellers with Michael Caine and Aubrey Plaza, and Natalie Morales’s Language Lessons starring herself and Mark Duplass. Céline Sciamma’s Petite Maman is one of the most highly-anticipated films of the entire festival.

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