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Cannes 2022 kicks off on May 17, so let's celebrate the wonderful work by women who have been at Cannes this year and in the past.

Join us for a podcast season starting May 11 on women directors in the Cannes Competition, and get the Box Set of books on women directors at Cannes.

The Seventh Row Podcast is a weekly podcast in which we compare and contrast films to discover new insights and context for (mostly foreign and independent) films both new and old. Our panel always features at least 50% women, and is a combination of critics, film lovers, and academics.

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Seventh Row podcast: Women at Cannes Season Seventh Row

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 21 Ratings

Cannes 2022 kicks off on May 17, so let's celebrate the wonderful work by women who have been at Cannes this year and in the past.

Join us for a podcast season starting May 11 on women directors in the Cannes Competition, and get the Box Set of books on women directors at Cannes.

The Seventh Row Podcast is a weekly podcast in which we compare and contrast films to discover new insights and context for (mostly foreign and independent) films both new and old. Our panel always features at least 50% women, and is a combination of critics, film lovers, and academics.

Soon, all episodes more than six months old will be only available to our members. As a member, you’ll receive a personalized premium feed of all of our episodes, and you can still listen to it from your favourite podcatcher.

To become a member, visit http://seventh-row.com/join

    Kelly Reichardt at Cannes 2022

    Kelly Reichardt at Cannes 2022

    On today's episode, we look back on the career of one of our favourite filmmakers, Kelly Reichardt (First Cow, Certain Women), and ask why it's taken until her 8th feature, Showing Up, for her to get a slot in the Cannes Competition. Get the box set of books about women directors — Kelly Reichardt, Céline Sciamma, and Lynne Ramsay — who have screened films in the Cannes Competition.
    Sign up for updates on the podcast and other news about women directors at Cannes this year. 
    Find out what we know so far about Kelly Reichardt’s new film, Showing Up.
    On this episode:
    About our Kelly Reichardt ebook, Roads to Nowhere (4:22) Who is Kelly Reichardt? (5:52) Why 2022 is The Year of Kelly Reichardt (9:02) Kelly Reichardt’s history with Cannes and other festivals (10:36) Why we love Kelly Reichardt (28:42) Reichardt’s explorations of capitalist systems (37:15) The finances of a Kelly Reichardt film (41:46) Kelly Reichardt is a comedic filmmaker! (59:14) Showing Up and Reichardt’s collaborators (53:41) Related episodes:
    Women at Cannes Ep. 1: A podcast on the history of women directors at Cannes Ep. 90: Jeanne Dielman and Les Rendez-vous d’Anna: A Chantal Akerman mother’s day (Members' Only) Follow Seventh Row on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, and read our articles at seventh-row.com.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Why are we celebrating women at Cannes this year?

    Why are we celebrating women at Cannes this year?

    We kick off our #WomenAtCannes podcast season with an episode on the history of women at Cannes. We examine how Cannes works and uncover a number of surprising stats. This episode features Editor-in-Chief Alex Heeney, Executive Editor Orla Smith, and Associate Editor Brett Pardy. Get the box set of books about women directors — Kelly Reichardt, Céline Sciamma, and Lynne Ramsay — who have screened films in the Cannes Competition.
    Sign up for updates on the podcast and other news about women directors at Cannes this year. 
    On this episode:
    How Cannes works (2:55) Running the numbers on women at Cannes (10:47) Chantal Akerman and Agnès Varda at Cannes (21:10) The importance of the Cannes sidebars (23:37) Learn more about the Women in the Cannes Competition Box Set (33:14) How Cannes markets itself (34:46) Cannes awards (38:05) The lack of intersectionality in this conversation (42:45) A case study on Cannes 2021 (46:58) Conclusion (55:39) Coming soon (1:00:25) Related episodes:
    Bonus 28: Portraits of female artists: Part 2 (Members' Only) Ep. 114: Mia Hansen-Løve’s Things to Come and Bergman Island (Members' Only) Ep. 102: Cannes 2021 (Members' Only) Ep. 90: Jeanne Dielman and Les Rendez-vous d’Anna: A Chantal Akerman mother’s day (Members' Only) Follow Seventh Row on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, and read our articles at seventh-row.com.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Introducing our women at Cannes series

    Introducing our women at Cannes series

    Cannes 2022 kicks off on May 17, so let’s celebrate the wonderful work by women who have been at Cannes this year and in the past.
    Join us for a podcast season starting May 11 on women directors in the Cannes Competition, and get the Box Set of books on women directors at Cannes.

    • 6 min
    Where is COVID in the movies? (Excerpt)

    Where is COVID in the movies? (Excerpt)

    The film world has responded to COVID with a surprising indifference. In this episode, we look at the current gold standard of pandemic depiction, examine several half-hearted engagements with COVID, and consider the future of COVID in movies.  This episode features Editor-in-Chief Alex Heeney, Executive Editor Orla Smith, and Associate Editor Brett Pardy Show notes and related episodes:
    Follow airborne transmission expert Dr. Linsey Marr on Twitter Read Per Morten Mjølkeråen's interview with Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn director Radu Jude Read Brett's review of 76 Days from TIFF 2020 Read Alex's review of Both Sides of the Blade Read Orla's interview with Searchers director Pacho Velez Read Alex's review of Young Plato Read Orla's review of Mija Read Orla's review of The Mission Bonus 27: Empathy on film Bonus 25: This is Going to Hurt and physician mental health Bonus 23: Sundance 2022: Fiction films Ep. 125: Berlinale 2022 Ep. 116: Virtual film festivals: Taking stock of their past, present, and future Ep. 84: Berlinale 2021, Part 2: The Competition Follow Seventh Row on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, and read our articles at seventh-row.com.

    • 8 min
    Petite Maman and Céline Sciamma’s temporary utopias

    Petite Maman and Céline Sciamma’s temporary utopias

    As authors of the ebook Portraits of resistance: The cinema of Céline Sciamma, the first book to be written about the French director, we had to talk about her new film, Petite Maman, on the podcast.
    This episode features Editor-in-Chief Alex Heeney, Executive Editor Orla Smith, Associate Editor Brett Pardy, and Contributing Editor Lindsay Pugh.
    On this episode:
    Why we love Céline Sciamma and Portraits of resistance (1:45) Related episodes (2:49) Petite Mamam summary (5:07) Lindsay's history with Céline Sciamma's films (6:37) Céline Sciamma's precise attention to detail (9:02) Why we like this film - a non-saccharine view of childhood (11:03) Petite Maman's relationship to Sciamma's prior films (19:59) Absences and goodbyes (26:26) Time in the film (31:00) The house's space (35:38) The fantasy element (39:29) How Sciamma portrays and directs children (45:15) Temporary utopias (47:00) What would kids think of the film? (59:47) Empathy in the film (1:01:30) Conclusion (1:04:02) Show notes:
    Read Alex's full review of Petite Maman from Berlinale 2021 As we discuss in the episode, Petite Maman builds upon the themes we discussed in Portraits of resistance: The cinema of Céline Sciamma, the first ever book about French filmmaker Céline Sciamma, her process, her body of work. Portraits of resistance contains interviews with the cast and crew, as well as essays on the film and Céline Sciamma’s career. You can purchase the book for $26.99 Canadian or become a Seventh Row member for $39.99 Canadian per year and choose Portraits of resistance as the free ebook you receive for joining. Related episodes:
    Ep. 96: Water Lilies and Jennifer’s Body: Girlhood and compulsory heterosexuality (Member's Only) Ep. 90: Jeanne Dielman and Les Rendez-vous d’Anna: A Chantal Akerman mother’s day (Member's Only) Ep. 84: Berlinale 2021, Part 2: The Competition (Member's Only) Ep. 30: Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire Follow Seventh Row on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, and read our articles at seventh-row.com.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Portraits of female artists: Part 2 (Excerpt)

    Portraits of female artists: Part 2 (Excerpt)

    We're joined by Lindsay Pugh to continue our ongoing conversation around films about female artists, and how the way these stories are being told is changing, including The Souvenir, Mothering Sunday, Bergman Island, and more.
    This episode features Editor-in-Chief Alex Heeney, Executive Editor Orla Smith, and Contributing Editor Lindsay Pugh
    Show notes and related episodes:
    Ep. 44: Shirley and portraits of female artists (Member's Only) Ep. 122: Joachim Trier’s The Worst Person in the World Ep. 121: Ninjababy & Obvious Child: Unwanted pregnancies in romantic comedies Ep. 118: The Souvenir Part I and II Ep. 114: Mia Hansen-Løve’s Things to Come and Bergman Island (Member's Only) Ep. 92: Sugar Daddy and An Easy Girl: Commodifying women (Member's Only) Ep. 89: Spinster and The Forty-Year-Old Version: Coming of age at forty (Member's Only) Ep. 54: I Used to Go Here and Unexpected: Kris Rey’s thirtysomethings (Member's Only) Ep. 45: The films of Anne Émond, from Nuit #1 to Nelly (Member's Only) Ep. 30: Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Member's Only) Ep. 15: Vita & Virginia and the author biopic (Member's Only) Ep. 14: The Souvenir and the films of Joanna Hogg (Member's Only)

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

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Thoughtful film analysis

For all the hundreds of movie review podcasts out there, there are surprisingly few that consistently take interesting films and discuss them thoughtfully and in detail. This is one of those few. The hosts have somewhat different taste than I do, but that’s part of what I find useful, as many of the films they choose are ones that I liked but didn’t give the mental attention they deserved. The discussions are especially strong in terms of psychological elements and characterization, and in representing parts of the film world (eg Canadian and First Nations filmmakers) that don’t get enough critical attention.

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Ammonite, hands

Francis Lee and Kate Winslet did not need make up for the hands to look raw since Kate worked for weeks hunting for fossils in preparation for shooting. It’s in all her interviews.
Wonderful analysis, apart from this tiny detail.

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Very well done

Like many others as of late I found out about the wonderful women of Seventh Row because of their ebook on Céline Sciamma. Since purchasing that book I have indulged myself in their thoughtful and insightful conversations about film and filmmakers via their podcast and their writings. I have REALLY enjoyed their Lockdown Film School series and urge others to listen to some really fine and enlightening conversations about film. I am also enjoying learning more about Canadian film and filmmakers.

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