Two days after millions of women all over the world marched to protest against his misogyny, Trump enacted his revenge on the weakest and most vulnerable of them. By following the Republican tradition of banning any aid agency that receives US cash from providing counselling or referrals for abortion or advocating for access to abortion services in their country, the maverick outsider has ensured the death and suffering of untold thousands of women and girls.
So let’s counter with a celebration of films about women, specifically those named in the title. It’s a wide and varied field. Some (Ida, Philomena) have cropped up in previous topics but the choice is still vast. I’ll pick a German film that stuck in my mind from 2013, Lore, about a girl protected by her Nazi parents who discovers reality in 1945.
What films named after women would you recommend? Feel free to go for something lighter than my choice!