Also straight people can certainly direct "queer" films, just like queer people can direct "straight" films, and they don't have to be queer to read their films queer. I mean Billy Budd is like, pretty fucking gay. Not as gay as Top Gun maybe, but close.
Oh it's not based on any similarity in the films that they make, purely on the way that people talk about them, or even, not the way they talk about them, but where. In short, both French women directors, both recognised as being distinctive and... not exactly underground but filmmakers who are idiosyncratic rather than attempting to make blockbusters.how? they might be intense frence women but they're pretty different filmmakers imo
But that's different cos they just adapt a few of the stories as separate segments.
oh word I somehow thought you mean the opposite thing by "captures", that makes more senseman all the stuff to do with the daughter's university class and they talk about the IMF and how the global south still has this debt to pay to the west and how bullshit it all is.
I remember thinking first time i saw that was like "you mean to tell me some little French woman was addressing this in 2008? what other director was doing this at the time?"
oh word I somehow thought you mean the opposite thing by "captures", that makes more sense
no other examples come to mind but I doubt she was the only director addressing the IMF/global south in 2008, tho it's usually less direct than having a class of grad students just discuss it for the audience. I experienced the heyday of antiglobalization in the early 00s - the whole scene of post-Seattle huge protests against the IMF, World Bank, G8, FTAA, etc - and tho I wasn't really paying attention to film at the time I do feel like that was definitely the moment when the basic injustice of that debt peaked in Western etc public consciousness, before it was essentially wiped out and replaced by the financial crisis. I'd bet she filmed that before the financial crisis broke, in fact.
anyway, I agree, I think she's pretty good on power dynamics. one of her more recent films that I haven't seen - White Material - sounds like almost a response to the white people having character arcs and emotional journeys to an African backdrop of something like Out of Africa (which isn't even a like, bad movie, just one that would nowadays I assume at least try to give non-white characters some kind of agency, rather than just functions of the white main characters the surround). High Material is about, among other things, indentured servitude.