Tag: Feminism

The Representation of Women in Film Noir

Before World War II, women were primarily housewives. The majority of them did not work outside the home, and the few ones who did were employed as secretaries, receptionists or department store…

Feminism and its Eternal Affair with Film-making

Feminism and its Eternal Affair with Film-making “I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress which women have achieved.” ― B.R. Ambedkar Greta Gerwig was at the Ellen…

Polytechnique [2009]: A Ponderous Glimpse into the Layers of Misogyny

“Polytechnique” is a hard film to watch because Villeneuve (and co-writer Jacques Davidts), not only makes us to sit through an atmosphere, drenched with dread and grief, but also employs his profound artistry to coerce the viewer to patiently contemplate on the unspoken things in the narrative. Often the director infuses moments of dislocation, devoid of sound, to offer subtle commentary.