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    Belle Director Amma Asante on Challenging Stereotypes About Black Directors

    Part Two of our interview: "I wanted to create my version of an English rose. I really wanted to communicate to the audience: there are many types of English roses, and let me offer you another one for your consideration."

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    Belle Director Amma Asante Explains Why She Wanted Tell a Jane Austen Story With a Black Protagonist

    There's nothing quite like "Belle" on the contemporary film scene -- a luxurious period piece and a sweet, gentle romance that wears its keenly insightful politics on its silk sleeves. In the first of two interviews, Director Amma Asante discusses gender, love, and the origins of the film.

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    Athena FF: Amma Asante's Belle Revisits Jane Austen Through Black POV

    "This is the story of a woman who is loved." Those are the words black British director Amma Asante used to describe her marvelous sophomore feature "Belle" at the Athena Film Festival this past weekend, and they had a palpable emotional impact when Asante uttered them at the film's post-screening...

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    Amma Asante, Rebecca Miller Announce New Projects

    Great news: two female filmmakers have announced new projects today.

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    Women-Directed Films in 2014 Will Be Few and Far Between (Updated)

    Movie-lovers interested in films by women directors won't have much reason to go to the mutliplex this year. In 2013, only three films from female filmmakers opened in wide release. 2014 looks to be a slight improvement, but not by much.

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    Variety's 10 Directors to Watch: A Glimpse of the Future We're Fighting for

    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.

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    Trailer Watch: Belle - Directed by Amma Asante

    Amma Asante's Belle premiered last month at TIFF.

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    Trailer of the Week: An Upper Class Dark-Skinned Woman Battles Racism in 18th Century England in 'Belle'

    Before the Trailer, We Thought: Premiering in Toronto to warm but not ecstatic acclaim, Amma Asante's "Belle" appeared to be fresh off the endless conveyor belt of cookie-cutter costume dramas, rife with the sort of Jane Austen-era period trappings and muted romantic intrigue that has made many of t...

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    Watch: First Trailer For The Rare & Exotic 'Belle'

    Another film that was tipped as a possible late entry into the awards season thicket, the respectful if rather quiet premiere of "Belle" last month at the Toronto International Film Festival put any of those plans on hold. Instead, a release next spring is in the works, but Fox Searchlight will use ...

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