7 Greatest Female Filmmakers

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Nancy Meyers

A writer and director, she has done acclaimed films like The Parent Trap (1998), Something’s Gotta Give (2003), The Holiday (2006), and It’s Complicated (2009). She also wrote the screenplay for the original Father of the Bride (1991)

Mira Nair

The multi-talented writer, director and producer from India has set benchmarks of quality with films like Salaam Bombay! (1988), Mississippi Masala (1991), and Monsoon Wedding (2001). She was the first woman to win the Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival

Greta Gerwig

Writer, director and actress, Greta has made movies that redefine the landscape of women in film, from Lady Bird (2019) to the modern adaptation of Little Women (2019), as well as co-writing the 2023 film Barbie.

Zoya Akhtar

Redefining the background of Indian cinema was writer and director Zoya Akhtar, with incredible hits like the beloved Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011), Gully Boy (2019), Dil Dhadakne Do (2015), Talaash (2012), Luck By Chance (2009), and recently, Kho Gaye Hum Kaha (2023)

Anjali Menon

Being responsible for the story of one of the most beloved films in Malayalam, Bangalore Days (2012), along with writing Ustaad Hotel (2014), she was also the writer of Koode (2018), Kerala Cafe (2009), and Manjadikuru (2008).

Sofia Coppola

The director of the critically acclaimed and Oscar-winning Lost in Translation (2003), she also directed films such as The Virgin Suicides (1999), starring Kirsten Dunst,  Marie Antoinette (2006), also starring Dunst, The Bling Ring (2013)

Jane Campion

An Oscar-winning director, she has done films like The Piano (1993), Bright Star (2009), and The Power of the Dog (2021), the former even getting her the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, and made her the first woman to win it.

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