The F-Rating

The F-Rating will be applied to all films in our programme which are directed by women and/or written by women and/or have significant women on screen


F-Rated

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Either directed by a woman and/or written by a woman and/or starring significant women


Triple F-Rated

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Directed by a woman AND written by a woman AND starring significant women

Diversity statistics across the industry are extremely poor: 13.6% of all films made in the UK over the past 10 years have had a female screenwriter attached, and only 11% employed a female director.

Despite recent publicity suggesting equality in cinema is on the rise, statistics show very little growth or improvement, both in the UK & oversees. The F-Rating is a response to this, designed to support and promote women in film, both on and off-screen

About The F-Rating

Developed by Bath Film Festival and now expanding across the UK, the F-Rating is a new film rating which highlight films made by and featuring women.

Any film that answers yes to one of these questions is awarded the F-Rating stamp of approval.

  1. Does it have a female director?
  2. Is it written by a woman?
  3. Are there significant female characters on screen in their own right?

The aims of the F-Rating are:

  1. To champion women in film and highlight the fantastic work they are doing.
  2. To encourage conversation around who tells the stories we see on screen – and whether that matters.
  3. To act like a Fairtrade stamp, giving the audience an opportunity to #VoteWithYourSeat, and support women in film.

Find out more at f-rated.org, on Facebook or @F_Rating on Twitter

Triple F-Rated Films

F-Rated Films

Berlin SyndromeF-Rated
Berlin Syndrome (15)
Clare, a young backpacker exploring Europe crosses paths with attractive Berlin-native Andi and the two become entangled in a steamy affair.
  • Tue 27 Jun
  • 18.15
  • Thu 29 Jun
  • 13.25
my cousin Rachel F-Rated
My Cousin Rachel (12A)
Treading in the footsteps of Rebecca, this eerie Cornish thriller is adapted from a novel by Daphne du Maurier. Passionate trysts, crashing waves, wind-swept moors, and spine-tingling gothic tales aplenty.
  • Tue 27 Jun
  • 16.05
  • 20.40
  • Wed 28 Jun
  • 13.25
  • 18.00
  • Thu 29 Jun
  • 11.00
  • 15.30
  • Fri 30 Jun
  • 15.55
  • Sat 1 Jul
  • 15.55
  • Sun 2 Jul
  • 16.00
  • Mon 3 Jul
  • 13.35
  • Tue 4 Jul
  • 21.00
My Life as a CourgetteF-Rated
My Life As A Courgette (PG)
A surprising and delightful approach to complex emotional themes, and a remarkable portrait of the joys and struggles of childhood that is accessible to children and adults alike.
  • Tue 27 Jun
  • 16.20
slack baeF-Rated
Slack Bay (15)
Disappearing tourists, bumbling detectives and inbred aristocrats all feature in the latest farcical wonder from award-winning French director, Bruno Dumont.
  • Tue 27 Jun
  • 13.35
  • Wed 28 Jun
  • 15.30
In this corner of the worldF-Rated
In This Corner of The World (12A)
Japanese
This daring coming of age tale set in Hiroshima follows a young girl growing up in the midst of WWII, over the course of ten years
  • Wed 28 Jun
  • 20.15
  • Fri 30 Jun
  • 18.00
  • Sat 1 Jul
  • 20.25
  • Sun 2 Jul
  • 15.30
  • Mon 3 Jul
  • 18.00
Souvenir 1F-Rated
Souvenir (12A)
French
Isabelle Huppert stars in this charming, romantic drama as Liliane, a former European Song Contest singer fading into obscurity, working in a pâté factory.
  • Tue 27 Jun
  • 16.15
  • 20.45
  • Wed 28 Jun
  • 13.20
  • 18.10
  • Thu 29 Jun
  • 16.00
  • 20.45
The MidwifeF-Rated
The Midwife (12A)
French powerhouse actresses Catherine Frot and Catherine Deneuve unite as an unlikely duo in this heartwarming drama: virtuous midwife Claire (Frot) has her life thrown into imbalance when her late father’s mistress (Deneuve) resurfaces with grave news.
  • Fri 7 Jul
  • 15.30
  • 18.05
  • 20.40
  • Sat 8 Jul
  • 15.30
  • 18.05
  • 20.40
  • Sun 9 Jul
  • 15.30
  • 18.05
  • 20.40
  • Mon 10 Jul
  • 15.30
  • 18.05
  • 20.40
  • Tue 11 Jul
  • 15.30
  • 18.05
  • 20.40
  • Wed 12 Jul
  • 15.30
  • 18.05
  • 20.40
  • Thu 13 Jul
  • 15.30
  • 18.05
  • 20.40
  • Mon 17 Jul
  • 11.00
  • Thu 20 Jul
  • 11.00
riskF-Rated
Risk (15)
An intricate portrait of Julian Assange as told by CitizenFour filmmaker Laura Poitras, as she is granted unprecedented behind-the-scenes access.
  • Fri 30 Jun
  • 20.45
  • Sat 1 Jul
  • 18.15
  • Sun 2 Jul
  • 18.15
  • Mon 3 Jul
  • 20.45
  • Tue 4 Jul
  • 18.40
  • Wed 5 Jul
  • 21.00
  • Thu 6 Jul
  • 18.40
the big sickF-Rated
The Big Sick (15)
A fling between an aspiring comedian and student blossoms as the two begin to fall in love, when a conflict of culture and mysterious medical crisis threatens their relationship.
  • Fri 28 Jul
  • 15.30
  • 18.05
  • 20.40
  • Sat 29 Jul
  • 15.30
  • 18.05
  • 20.40
  • Sun 30 Jul
  • 15.30
  • 18.05
  • 20.40
  • Mon 31 Jul
  • 15.30
  • 18.05
  • 20.40
  • Tue 1 Aug
  • 15.30
  • 18.05
  • 20.40
  • Wed 2 Aug
  • 15.30
  • 18.05
  • 20.40
  • Thu 3 Aug
  • 15.30
  • 18.05
  • 20.40
howards endF-Rated
Howard's End (PG)
Merchant Ivory’s 1992 adaptation of E M Forster’s novel of the same name, Howard’s End brings together an outstanding cast – including Emma Thrompson, Anthony Hopkins and Helena Bonham Carter.
  • Fri 28 Jul
  • 18.00
  • Sat 29 Jul
  • 15.10
  • Sun 30 Jul
  • 15.10
  • Mon 31 Jul
  • 20.25
  • Tue 1 Aug
  • 18.00
  • Wed 2 Aug
  • 20.25
  • Thu 3 Aug
  • 20.20
victimF-Rated
Victim (12)
A gripping thriller that follows lawyer Melvin Farr (Dirk Bogarde) as he tries to take down a blackmailing ring that has been threatening gay men with exposure.
  • Fri 21 Jul
  • 20.45
  • Sat 22 Jul
  • 18.30
  • Sun 23 Jul
  • 16.00
  • Mon 24 Jul
  • 20.45
  • Tue 25 Jul
  • 18.30
  • Wed 26 Jul
  • 20.45
  • Thu 27 Jul
  • 18.30
The Seasons in QuincyF-Rated
The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger (12A)
A five-year collaboration between Tilda Swinton, Christopher Roth and Colin MacCabe, The Seasons in Quincy is an inventive cinematic portrait of the life and work of intellectual giant, John Berger, told through four different film essays.
  • Fri 30 Jun
  • 13.30
  • 18.20
  • Sat 1 Jul
  • 18.20
  • Sun 2 Jul
  • 20.45
  • Mon 3 Jul
  • 13.30
  • 18.20
Kedi SunsetF-Rated
Kedi + Q&A (U)
A beautiful documentary following the lives of 7 Istanbul street cats, observing a unique culture, it’s residents and their unique connection to the animals.
  • Thu 29 Jun
  • 18.25

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