Cléo de 5 à 7
© DR

The women behind the camera

  • Monde
1 October 2020
From the very beginning of cinema, women have directed films and thus contributed to the development of this art form. In 2020, the Institut français is devoting a film series to them, available to the French cultural network abroad and their partners.

From documentary to fiction, from short to long, they have invented forms and narratives. Their artistic legitimacy is undeniable, their contribution to the cinema is immense. They are however the great forgotten ones in the history of the 7th art. The French Institute has brought together in this programme the most outstanding works of art of six French pioneers, giving them international recognition.

  • Alice Guy
  • Musidora
  • Marie-Louise Iribe
  • Germaine Dulac
  • Nicole Vedrès
  • Agnès Varda