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Our Time Has Come: Women Directors of Contemporary Asian Cinema

Jagoda Murczyńska
language: Polish
subtitles: Polish, English, Dutch, Finnish, Italian


The lecture is a brief guide to the history of Asian women's cinema, presenting the profiles of selected auteurs who have significantly influenced the cinemas of their countries and thrived in many areas of the film industry. The lecturer talks about female mentors, such as Ann Hui and Marilou Diaz-Abaya, as well as female directors who debuted in the 2000s and contributed to the female wave in contemporary world cinema.

Jagoda Murczyńska

Film critic, editor and author of numerous texts on East and Southeast Asian cinema. Since 2012, she is the programer and co-organizer of Five Flavours Asian Film Festival, editor and author of festival catalogs and the books "Silent explosion. New Cinema of East and Southeast Asia" and "Made in Hong Kong. Cinema in Transition".


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Further reading

Cinema of the Philippines: A History and Filmography, 1897-2005 (2013) by Bryan L. Yeatter. McFarland, 431 pp.

The Changing Face of Korean Cinema 1960 to 2015 (2016) edited by Brian Yecies, Aegyung Shim. Routledge, 304 pp.

Hong Kong New Wave Cinema 1978–2000 (2008) by Pak Tong Cheuk. Intellect Books, 265 pp.

The Midnight Eve Guide to New I Japanese Film (2005) by Tom Mes and Jasper Sharp. Stone Bridge Press, 385 pp.

Southeast Asian Independent Cinema (2012) edited by Tilman Baumgärtel. Hong Kong University Press, 296 pp.

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