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

F-Rated Films

mamma mia here we go againF-Rated
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (PG)
Ten years after Mamma Mia! you are invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA.
  • Tue 21 Aug
  • 15.05
  • 20.35
  • Wed 22 Aug
  • 12.10
  • 20.40
  • Thu 23 Aug
  • 13.10
  • 17.45
  • Fri 24 Aug
  • 20.45
  • Sat 25 Aug
  • 17.45
  • Sun 26 Aug
  • 20.45
  • Mon 27 Aug
  • 15.30
  • 20.45
  • Tue 28 Aug
  • 20.40
  • Wed 29 Aug
  • 17.45
  • Thu 30 Aug
  • 20.45
ApostasyF-Rated
Apostasy (PG)
A family of three faithful Jehovah's Witnesses have unbearable pressure placed upon them when a daughter becomes pregnant and is barred from the faith.
  • Tue 21 Aug
  • 18.20
  • Wed 22 Aug
  • 15.55
  • Thu 23 Aug
  • 12.25
  • Fri 24 Aug
  • 15.35
  • Sat 25 Aug
  • 18.10
  • Sun 26 Aug
  • 15.20
  • Mon 27 Aug
  • 18.10
  • Tue 28 Aug
  • 18.20
  • Wed 29 Aug
  • 13.00
  • Thu 30 Aug
  • 15.50
Beaches of Agnes F-Rated
Beaches Of Agnes (18)
French
In this autobiographical documentary, Varda bounds through her own history: her life, her loves and her art.
  • Sun 4 Nov
  • 15.30
  • Mon 5 Nov
  • 18.15
  • Thu 8 Nov
  • 20.30
Cleo From 9 to 5F-Rated
Cleo From 5 to 7 (PG)
French
A Varda classic, Cleo from 5 to 7 follows a beautiful young singer as she bustles through the streets of Paris in the 1960s.
  • Sun 9 Sep
  • 15.30
  • Mon 10 Sep
  • 18.15
  • Thu 13 Sep
  • 20.30
The Gleaners and I F-Rated
The Gleaners and I (PG)
French
An intriguing documentary feature about seeing and discovering, collecting and treasuring.
  • Sun 28 Oct
  • 15.30
  • Mon 29 Oct
  • 18.15
  • Thu 1 Nov
  • 20.30
Jacquot de NantesF-Rated
Jacqout De Nantes (PG)
French
Jacques Demy was a prestigious filmmaker, another trailblazer of the French New Wave and Agnès Varda’s life partner. In 1990, he died, and in celebration of his life Varda created Jacquot de Nantes
  • Sun 21 Oct
  • 15.30
  • Mon 22 Oct
  • 18.15
  • Thu 25 Oct
  • 20.30
La Pointe Courte F-Rated
La Pointe Courte (PG)
French
In her first feature, Varda’s hallmarks begin to show themselves; powerful realism, social comment and intoxicating visual flair.
  • Sun 7 Oct
  • 15.30
  • Mon 8 Oct
  • 18.15
  • Thu 11 Oct
  • 20.30
Le BonheurF-Rated
Le Bonheur (15)
French
Young François leads a happy life, spending long days in his carpentry shop and peaceful evenings at home with his wife and children. Their relationship is simple and uncomplicated, until one day François falls helplessly in love with a postal worker.
  • Sun 14 Oct
  • 15.30
  • Mon 15 Oct
  • 18.15
  • Thu 18 Oct
  • 20.30
One Sings The Other Doesn'tF-Rated
One Sings The Other Doesn't (12A)
French
When Agnès Varda made One Sings, the Other Doesn’t in 1977, abortion was only two years legal in France – thanks to the Veil law, for which Varda herself had taken to the streets
  • Sun 30 Sep
  • 15.30
  • Mon 1 Oct
  • 18.15
  • Thu 4 Oct
  • 20.30
VagabondF-Rated
Vagabond (15)
French
Vagabond is an exquisitely crafted, heart-breaking and timely story of a defiant drifter existing on the fringes of society: a life lived in mystery.
  • Sun 16 Sep
  • 15.30
  • Mon 17 Sep
  • 18.15
  • Thu 20 Sep
  • 20.30
A Simple FavourF-Rated
A Simple Favour (15)
A camp and stylish Gone Girl-esque thriller from director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Heat); filled with twists and betrayals, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge.
  • Fri 21 Sep
  • 12.45
  • 15.25
  • 18.00
  • 20.35
  • Sat 22 Sep
  • 12.45
  • 15.25
  • 18.00
  • 20.35
  • Sun 23 Sep
  • 12.45
  • 15.25
  • 18.00
  • 20.35
  • Mon 24 Sep
  • 12.45
  • 15.25
  • 18.00
  • 20.35
  • Tue 25 Sep
  • 12.45
  • 15.25
  • 18.00
  • 20.35
  • Wed 26 Sep
  • 12.45
  • 15.25
  • 18.00
  • 20.35
  • Thu 27 Sep
  • 12.45
  • 15.25
  • 18.00
  • 20.35
Faces, PlacesF-Rated
Faces Places (12A)
French
At 90 years old, after a ten-year hiatus, Varda returned to her cameras and created this Oscar nominated documentary, a film that is as expressive and free as her very first film.
  • Fri 21 Sep
  • 18.15
  • Sat 22 Sep
  • 15.30
  • Sun 23 Sep
  • 15.30
  • Mon 24 Sep
  • 13.40
  • Tue 25 Sep
  • 18.15
  • Wed 26 Sep
  • 18.15
  • Thu 27 Sep
  • 15.30
Skate KitchenF-Rated
Skate Kitchen (18)
Shy skateboarder Camille discovers ‘The Skate Kitchen’ on Instagram - a subculture of girls whose lives revolve around skating - and builds up the courage to seek them out
  • Fri 28 Sep
  • 13.25
  • 18.00
  • Sat 29 Sep
  • 15.40
  • 20.15
  • Sun 30 Sep
  • 13.25
  • 18.00
  • Mon 1 Oct
  • 15.40
  • 20.15
  • Tue 2 Oct
  • 13.25
  • 18.00
  • Wed 3 Oct
  • 15.40
  • 20.15
  • Thu 4 Oct
  • 13.25
  • 18.00
The WifeF-Rated
The Wife (15)
A thoughtful drama with sharp female rage bubbling under its surface.
  • Fri 28 Sep
  • 13.25
  • 15.50
  • 18.15
  • 20.40
  • Sat 29 Sep
  • 13.25
  • 15.50
  • 18.15
  • 20.40
  • Sun 30 Sep
  • 13.25
  • 15.50
  • 18.15
  • 20.40
  • Mon 1 Oct
  • 13.25
  • 15.50
  • 18.15
  • 20.40
  • Tue 2 Oct
  • 13.25
  • 15.50
  • 18.15
  • 20.40
  • Wed 3 Oct
  • 13.25
  • 15.50
  • 18.15
  • 20.40
  • Thu 4 Oct
  • 13.25
  • 15.50
  • 18.15
  • 20.40

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