cELLEuloid is a monthly series of films directed by women and women-identifying people. It aims to create a space to showcase all genres and levels, from classics to cult hits to Montreal premieres!
It is founded and curated by Dara Moats, who is also part of the programming teams for the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma in Montreal, the Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival in Saskatchewan and Fantastic Fest and SXSW in Austin, Texas. cELLEuloid is proud to partner with Cinema Public to bring all the complexities of the female gaze to the big screen.
Lebanon, in the near future. Soraya and Walid have built an idyllic life in the mountains, far from the chaos and pollution of Beirut, when the family’s peaceful life is brutally challenged by the installation of a supposedly ecological landfill…
Lebanon, France, Spain
A teen movie that blends hormone-fueled hilarity with an almost sociological examination of the 1980s teenage experience: the shopping mall hangouts, fast-food jobs, buzzkill teachers, awkward dates, and first experiences of love and sex.
Az works for an oyster farmer in Sète. He knows oysters by heart. In one of them, Az decides to hide a ring, to ask his girlfriend Jess to marry him. She doesn’t say yes. Fortunately, his band of friends is ready to do anything to help him keep his head above water.
When her best friend and roommate abruptly moves out to get married, Susan, trying to be an artist while making ends meet as a bar mitzvah photographer on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, finds herself adrift in both life and love.
language: English, Italian
Filmed over the course of 12 years, How to Save a Dead Friend is a personal cry from the heart, and a message from a silenced generation. It is an unbreakable love story existing in a destructible world.
Sweden, Norway, France
A baby has lodged itself unnoticed in her stomach, and if there’s one thing that Rakel knows: She doesn’t want it.
Yngvild Sve Flikke
Although Mary has little money, she always finds a way to spend her nights partying. After being arrested at an illegal party, she asks an aunt to bail her out. Aunt Judy finds her a job in her library so she can pay her back.
Daisy von Scherler Mayer
Bella Cherry arrives in Los Angeles with dreams of becoming an adult film star, but she soon learns that fame won’t come easy as she harnesses her ambition and cunning to rise to the top of this mesmerizing and singular world.
Sweden, Netherlands, France
language: English, Swedish
The life of naive Sarah Jo, a 26-year-old virgin babysitter who lives with her mother and sister, goes off the rails when she meets the father of the child she’s babysitting, a sexy brute. The young girl dives into sexual exploration and perversion to make up for lost time.
Emma Seligman’s Shiva Baby focuses on twentysomething Danielle (Rachel Sennott), a perennial student who’s been lying to her supportive but overbearing parents about her faltering academic career.
United States, Canada
SLAXX tells the story of a possessed pair of jeans brought to life to punish the unscrupulous practices of a trendy clothing company. When the body count mounts, the panicked staff disbands and the struggle for survival begins.
Test Pattern follows an interracial couple whose relationship is put to the test after a Black woman is sexually assaulted and her white boyfriend drives her from hospital to hospital in search of a rape kit.
Shatara Michelle Ford
In this ghost story, a middle-aged woman and her older mother must face long-buried secrets. This haunting mystery stars Tilda Swinton in a mesmerizing performance as a woman forced to confront past memories while visiting an eerily empty old manor.
United States, United Kingdom
From acclaimed writer/director Janicza Bravo, Zola’s stranger than fiction saga, which she first told in a now iconic series of viral, uproarious tweets, comes to dazzling cinematic life.