The first spoken film was directed by Alice Guy. The first color film was produced by Lois Weber. Frances Marion wrote screenplays for Hollywood star Mary Pickford and won two Oscars in the category. Dorothy Arzner was the most powerful director of the American film industry. But what do they all have in common? They are women and have been forgotten. In spite of being underrepresented, women have often been the protagonists behind the scenes in Hollywood. This documentary aims to find out the untold story of these heroines. Cannes, 2016.
Clara Kuperberg, Julia Kuperberg
Paris, France. The Kuperberg sisters are both directors and producers and have specialised in American culture and history in their films. Selected filmography: Sinatra, a Song for the FBI (2007), Les derniers révoltés d'Hollywood (2008), Let’s Dance (2008), Art Spiegelman, Traits de mémoire (2010), Milos Forman Taking Off in America (2012), John Ford et Monument Valley (2013), and This Is Orson Welles (2015 Cannes Film Festival).