Our Girl Friday

Our Girl Friday is our weekly nod to a fantastic female in film. Its name is inspired by Howard Hawks’ 1940 film His Girl Friday starring the fabulous Rosalind Russell.

It’s important to note the good things actors, filmmakers and critics do with their talents and this weekly spot gives us the opportunity to share how we’re inspired by their work. Got a suggestion for an Our Girl Friday? We want to hear it. Check our Facebook or Twitter each Friday to see who we’ll be hailing next!


22 July: Athina Rachel Tsangari

Athina’s Rachel Tsangari’s lengthy credits include Attenberg of which she directed and Before Midnight of which she co-produced, but this week her talents deserve a toast to her latest directing achievement CHEVALIER (out today!) which won Best Film in last year’s London Film Festival and will no doubt crop up on many ‘best of 2016’ […]



8 July: Callie Khouri

  Ahead of our Thelma & Louise 25th anniversary event this Tue, we’re hailing the legend who penned our most crucial feminist text in modern cinema history. Khouri is the Oscar-winning screen writer for Thelma & Louise who went on to direct other famed female-led favourites including Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood and TV […]


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24 June: Chantal Akerman

At first we were too sad to deliver our weekly Our Girl Friday. After the Brexit result this morning felt too bleak to celebrate. But despite the shattering divorce of our European union, let’s look to someone who made us proud to once be part of an incredible pool of unforgettable talent. Our Girl Friday […]


Helen Walsh who has written and directed the film The Violators

17 June: Helen Walsh

The celebrated author (Brass, Once upon a Time in England, Go to Sleep and The Lemon Grove) has made her directorial debut with The Violators, a gritty coming of age drama about a young woman’s attempts to navigate life in a brutal housing estate with the looming threat of dangerous men lurking around every corner. […]



10 June: Kirsten Johnson

This week we’re celebrating the award-winning American cinematographer and filmmaker Kirsten Johnson. A frequent collaborator of documentarian Laura Poitras (Oath, CitizenFour), Kirsten’s new film Cameraperson, which had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, is now making its way to UK shores as part of Sheffield Doc/Fest. The veteran filmmaker has been behind the […]



3 June: Louise Osmond

We trust you remember Osmond from last year’s magnificent and touching doc Dark Horse which won the Audience Award at Sundance 2015 and BIFA for Best Documentary. And rightly so, Dark Horse is a beautiful, tear-jerking story of how a Welsh community backed a hopeless horse only to see it come up trumps. Louie’s compassionate […]


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