Not too long ago, it seemed as though Variety had never heard of a woman director other than Nicole Holofcener. But its “10 Directors to Watch” list for 2013 gives female filmmakers a much fairer turn, with five of the eleven directors singled out for recognition being women. (A directing duo occupies one of the slots.)
Here are the women “Directors to Watch”:
Noteworthily, Asante and Pullapilly are also directors of color.
We’re not naive enough to think that one list will make much difference in an industry that’s proven mule-headedly resistant to change, but this list is definitely a glimpse of the future we’re fighting for.