Film4 Celebrates PHENOMENAL Women with a Month of Female-led Movies

Beginning on Wednesday 7th February and continuing through to Thursday 8th March, Film4 channel presents PHENOMENAL, a month-long marathon of films that celebrates female talent both in front of and behind the camera.

The season – which takes its name from the poem ‘Phenomenal Woman’ by Maya Angelou – runs throughout February and into March, marking the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918 which first gave some women the right to vote. With over 100 films either featuring female actors in key roles or directed by a woman, the PHENOMENAL season begins with the network premiere of The Dressmaker, starring Kate Winslet and directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse, and goes on to include premieres of The Diary of a Teenage Girl (starring Bel Powley and Kristen Wiig, and directed by Marielle Heller); Big Eyes (starring Amy Adams); Still Alice (starring Julianne Moore in her Oscar-winning role and Kristen Stewart); and The Voices (directed by Marjane Satrapi).

The season finishes on International Women’s Day (8th March) with an entire day of films that put female stars and filmmakers in the spotlight, with the first play on Film4 of Sarah Gavron’s Suffragette the 9pm centrepiece of an all-female directed final evening.

For a list of ALL the movies showing on Film4, plus some extra favourites, head over to

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