Finding Her Voice: Episode Three- The Namesake
In episode three we talked at length about Mira Nair's The Namesake, a film all three of us seemed to adore. Nair created a coming of age film that proves that you're never done growing or learning and that the "coming of age" process is only a small step in life's journey. With a superb cast a world that feels warm and welcoming to onlookers, this adaption is one of the very best of it's genre. It also helps prove, along with films such as Monsoon Wedding, that Nair deservedly wears a moniker as being one of the best filmmakers today. I certainly cannot wait for Queen of Katwe to be released later this year.
Make sure to tune it at the end of the month for our fourth episode which will cover Céline Sciamma's Girlhood, a monumental triumph. Along with the film (playing on Netflix if you're looking to watch alongside us) we'll be talking about films that have depicted friendships between teenage girls. For films on this topic to explore, check out Bend it like Beckham, Sisterhood of the Night, Breathe and more. Consider this a starting kit.
What film directed by a women are you most anticipating in 2016?