Directed by Women April 2017


General release:

A Silent Voice directed by Naoko Yamada, release date 6th of April (via Hoyts)

Berlin Syndrome directed by Cate Shortland, release date 20th of April (via Palace Cinemas)

Raw directed by Julia Ducournau, release date 20th of April (via Event Cinemas)

Their Finest directed by Lone Scherfig, release date 20th of April (via Palace Cinemas)

Things to Come directed by Mia Hansen-Løve, release date 27th of April (via Palace Cinemas) (added to post on 8th of April)

The Innocents directed by Anne Fontaine, release date 27th of April (via Palace Cinemas) (added to post on 23rd of April)



There are a number of films directed by women showing at the French Film Festival across the country throughout March and April (including Planetarium). See the full festival lineup, here. (Directors are noted on each film page).

Mammal directed by Rebecca Daly is showing at the Irish Film Festival in Sydney and Melbourne.

The Spanish Film Festival has Summer 1993, Boy Missing, Spain in a Day, and the short Sleepover in their lineup, screening through April and May.

Young at Heart has Sophie and the Rising Sun, Their Finest, and Viceroy’s House in their lineup.

Mercury has a bunch of screenings of The Family, two screenings of Toni Erdmann, a screening of David Stratton: A Cinematic Life and one of Jasper Jones. And they also have Flickerfest 2017: Best of Australian Shorts on the 1st of April, in which there are some shorts by women.

Check below for where the films are screening*:

Palace Nova; Hoyts; Wallis; Greater Union; Reading Cinemas; Moonlight CinemaCapri Theatre; Odeon Star; The Regal Theatre/Trak Cinemas; Gawler Cinemas; Mercury Cinema**.

As always, I’m just one (forgetful and easily overwhelmed) person and can sometimes miss things so, please let me know if I have.

*I’ve focussed on cinemas that have chains in SA/only SA cinemas.

**Mercury screens limited current releases.