The London Film Festival season has started and my efforts to find films with older women has yielded a few interesting films. I will just say a few words about them as I do not like pronouncing on films without examining them at length. Louise Wimmer (2011) : a naturalistic film about a middle-aged woman cleaner.
Where Do We Go Now? (2011): The second film directed by the Lebanese Director Nadine Labaki (first film Caramel). For me this very entertaining film, set during the civil war in the mountains of Lebanon, reminded me of the Lebanese sense of humour in difficult circumstances. A huge female cast shows the possibility of female solidarity across faiths and culture.
Coriolanus (2011) : Apart from being Shakespeare it is a must-see for Vanessa Redgrave’s amazing performance as old woman and mother. (in terms of age signs, not a line, wrinkle of her face was concealed )