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Film starring female emancipation

The world of cinema has always given us heroines from which to take inspiration to fight the little big daily struggles.   Feminist films that speak to women certainly but also, and in some cases above all, to men. Emancipation, struggle, stubbornness, resistance, care, reliability, loyalty, strength, empathy, we are women...there is more than just legs.

Thelma & Louise (1991) by Ridley Scott

Thelma and Louise are waitresses, they are very good friends. They have two annoying and dead-end family situations. So they decide to leave. The film received 5 nominations and won an award at the Oscars, won an award at the David di Donatello, 3 nominations and won an award at the Golden Globes.

Erin Brockovich (2000) by Steven Soderbergh

Erin Brockovich is a young mother who decides to fight for justice with all the means at her disposal. She convinces her employer Ed Marsy to hire her and mount a monumental lawsuit against a giant corporation.

Marie Antoinette (2006) by Sofia Coppola

Marie is a woman who wants to talk to us, a woman who suffers from her husband's sexual inattention who finds herself burdened with guilt, a woman-child who compensates for her frustrations by playing with shoes, food, dogs like a rich lady from Beverly Hills.

Frida (2012) by Julie Taymor

An accident becomes the accident of and for the life of Frida Kahlo, a young Mexican woman, to formalize intuitions. Intuitions that Frida tears from the visible world - the faces of her parents and sister, the complex feeling for Diego Rivera - her partner in art and life -, from the signs of nature and Mexican culture, delivering them to the two-dimensional one of the canvas.

Women Talking (2022) by Sarah Polley

A religious community is split in two: on one side there are men, some of whom (perhaps all?) have drugged and then raped females of all ages, leaving them emotionally and physically damaged or even pregnant, so much so that one of they chose suicide; on the other there are the older women and girls, gathered in a barn to decide how to react to what happened.

Written by Guendalina Porta


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