As we move into 2022, it’s exciting to think about the female-led films that are coming to our screens. Thanks to the hard work of many talented women in the film industry, it’s been another year of progress towards gender equality in cinema. Here are just a few of the exciting releases we can look forward to in the year ahead.
First up is “The Lost Daughter”, the directorial debut of actress Maggie Gyllenhaal. The film stars Olivia Colman as a woman who becomes obsessed with a young mother while on holiday in Greece, leading to a series of complex and unsettling events. Gyllenhaal’s sharp eye for characterisation, combined with a career-best performance from Colman, makes this one a must-see.
Another hotly anticipated film is “Don’t Worry Darling”, directed by Olivia Wilde. This psychological thriller, set in the 1950s, stars Florence Pugh as a housewife who begins to suspect that her idyllic suburban life may not be what it seems. With a talented ensemble cast including Harry Styles and Chris Pine, and a bold, stylish visual style, this promises to be a thriller that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats.
Finally, we have “The Wonder”, directed by Sebastián Lelio and starring Florence Pugh again, this time alongside Rooney Mara. Based on the novel by Emma Donoghue, the film follows a nurse who is sent to investigate claims of a miracle in a small Irish village. As she begins to uncover the truth behind the local child’s apparent miraculous powers, she finds herself drawn into a web of conspiracy and deceit. With two powerhouse actresses in the lead roles and a compelling story, this is definitely one to watch.
Of course, these are just a few of the amazing female-led films that are coming out next year. There’s also Ana Lily Amirpour’s “Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon”, which stars Kate Hudson as a woman with supernatural powers who escapes from a mental institution. And “The Fall of the American Empire”, directed by Denys Arcand, features a strong female lead in the form of Maripier Morin, who plays a stripper with a complex backstory.
All of these films are beautiful examples of women in power on the big screen. We can’t wait to see these talented artists bring their visions to life and show us what’s possible when women are given the chance to lead. So mark your calendars, gather your friends, and get ready to be inspired by some seriously amazing female-led films in 2022.