If you have not heard of Little White Lies (as I had not until last year) its the most hipster film magazine out there. I came across it in an magazine shop in Brighton (yeah). I have since subscribed to its once every 3 months magazine subscription and look forward to reading its 60th issue which is to celebrate female directors. I studied film for 1 year at Middlesex University and 2 years at Winchester and in that whole time there was only one film directed by a woman on the curriculum. ONE.
For our 60th issue we've channelled our energy into celebrating the work of female filmmakers. Our conceptual talisman is the film Eden by Mia Hansen-Løve – which hits UK cinemas Friday 24 July – an extraordinary movie which exemplifies the notion that female filmmakers are producing some of the finest work in cinemas today. I can't emphasise that word "celebrate" enough, as the basis of this project was to draw on all of our creative collaborators and have them write about the exact moment they fell in love with a coterie of female filmmakers all of who are still alive and working today. Fifty filmmakers to be exact, young and old, from various locales, some starting out, some winding down, any and all visual disciples accounted for, mainstream and art-house, nothing was out of bounds.