Barbara Loden / US, 1970 / 102 min.
This empathetic, heart-rending portrait of a woman stranded on society’s margins has developed into a highly influential work. This makes Barbara Loden the first female director of a feature film that saw cinematic release since Ida Lupino.
Women Make Film
Last year, Eye presented the film programme Women Make Film, an alternative world history of cinema featuring women in the lead role. Women have played an important role from the early days of cinema, as cinematographers, filmmakers and sometimes also producers.