Thankfully, many women are prepared to fight. British director Lindy Heymann, for instance, whose second feature, Kicks, is released this year, says that one of the great lessons from shooting that film was the realization that she “didn’t have to be liked, that that’s the last thing you should be thinking about.” She’s just one of the filmmakers heeding Campion’s rally cry, getting her armor on; given the high visibility of female filmmakers now — Drew Barrymore makes her directorial debut this year, and there are films in the pipeline from Claire Denis, Gurinder Chadha, Nicole Holofcener, Julie Taymor and Sofia Coppola — perhaps others will be inspired, too. If Bigelow raises that gold statuette next month, many more women might breach the boys’ club.
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Why so few female filmmakers?
No woman has ever won an Oscar for directing. Could this be the year that all changes?
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