AMPAS ADDS WOMEN DIRECTORS: With our commitment to reviewing all new releases written and/or directed by women, FF2 Media now plays an important role in breaking down barriers. AMPAS invited 683 new members this year, 49 of whom are female directors. Who are they? What are their stories? We already know them, and we are here to tell you!
Mia Hansen-Løve is a French film director, screenwriter and former actress known for her films The Father of My Children, which won the Special Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, and Things to Come, which she won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival.
Born in Paris and raised with an interest in acting, writing and directing, Hansen-Love made her feature film debut with All Is Forgiven. The film was nominated for a César Award for Best First Feature Film in 2008 by the French Film Academy.Her second film, The Father of My Children, won the Special Jury Prize at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.
Hansen-Løve went on to direct Goodbye First Love and Eden, which premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. In 2016, Things to Come won the Silver Bear for Best Director at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival.
Excerpt from FF2 Media review of Eden from June 19, 2015:
Eden is not a film that glorifies the music industry nor is it one that captures the success story of a star. Instead, it is a portrait of one man’s reality, as he pursues his passion and a success he never quite reaches, standing still while everyone else has moved forward. Eden is graced with solid performances and a stellar soundtrack, making for an enjoyable afternoon at the theater.
Read full review: https://ff2media.azurewebsites.net/thehotpinkpen/2015/06/19/eden/
Read more about Mia Hansen-Love: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mia_Hansen-L%C3%B8ve
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