The Girls (aka Flickorna)
Three actress friends start to realise that their own relationships to men leave a lot to be desired.
Dir Mai Zetterling
With Bibi Andersson, Harriet Andersson, Gunnel Lindblom
Simone de Beauvoir called this ‘the best movie ever made by a woman.’ Inspired by their roles in Lysistrata, the Greek comedy about war and gender, three actress friends start to realise that their own relationships to men leave a lot to be desired. Rune Ericsson’s cinematography is as taut as the dialogue, as the girls intensely debate how comedy is really only a mask of universal tragedy.
+ Tower XYZ
UK 2016. Dir Ayo Akingbade. 3min
A succinct short tackling gentrification and social cleansing in Britain.