Geneviève Sellier

Geneviève Sellier

Professor, Film Studies, Université Michel de Montaigne – Bordeaux 3; Membre de l’Institut Universitaire de France
Voted in the critics poll

Voted for:

Best Years of Our Lives, The 1946 William Wyler
Chapman Report, The 1962 George Cukor
Falbalas/Paris Frills 1945 Jacques Becker
Lumière d'été 1942 Jean Grémillon
Milk of Human Kindness, The 2001 Dominique Cabrera
Minnie 1950 Jacqueline Audry
Party Girl 1958 Nicholas Ray
Rebecca 1940 Alfred Hitchcock
Three Rooms in Manhattan 1964 Marcel Carné
Truth About Bebe Donde, The 1952 Henri Decoin


All those ten films, American and French, propose very acute explorations of female experiences, desires, sufferings and attempts at emancipation. Most are made by male filmmakers but the most recent is a woman’s film: The Milk of Human Kindnes by Dominique Cabrera, a French female filmmaker.