Geneviève Sellier

Professor, Film Studies, Université Michel de Montaigne – Bordeaux 3; Membre de l’Institut Universitaire de France

France

Voted in the critics’ poll

Voted for

Best Years of Our Lives, The

1946

William Wyler

Chapman Report, The

1962

George Cukor

Falbalas/Paris Frills

1945

Jacques Becker

Lumière d'été

1942

Jean Grémillon

Milk of Human Kindness, The

2001

Dominique Cabrera

Minnie

1950

Jacqueline Audry

Party Girl

1958

Nicholas Ray

Rebecca

1940

Alfred Hitchcock

Three Rooms in Manhattan

1964

Marcel Carné

Truth About Bebe Donde, The

1952

Henri Decoin

Comments

All those ten films, American and French, propose very acute explorations of female experiences, desires, sufferings and attempts at emancipation. Most are made by male filmmakers but the most recent is a woman’s film: The Milk of Human Kindnes by Dominique Cabrera, a French female filmmaker.

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