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The Birds Eye View festival celebrates the work of women in film, focusing both on new work and also celebrating work of female filmmakers from the archives.

This year's fesival runs from March 6 to 14 and feature some of the finest films from women filmmakers from the past 12 months, including the Oscar-nominated Persepolis and poignant comedy Caramel, which will be released across the UK this May.

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Her Name Is Sabine
Her Name Is Sabine
Sandrine Bonnaire documents the sad life of her autistic sister.
Persepolis
Persepolis
A girl's eye view of the Islamic Revolution in Iran.
Caramel
Caramel
A glimpse into the lives of five women working in and around a beauty salon in Beirut.
Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go
Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go
Documentary following the lives of children suffering severe emotional trauma.
Unrelated
Unrelated
A middle-aged woman holidays with her bourgeois friends in Tuscany. Plus read our with Joanna Hogg.
The Last Mistress
The Last Mistress
Exploration of aristocratic fidelity in 18th Century France.
Flighty
Flighty
Speed dating for butterflies.
Magic Paris
Magic Paris
An unusual romance in Paris.
XXY
XXY
Coming of age drama about an intersex teen.
Make A Wish
Make A Wish
The difficulty of buying a birthday cake in Ramallah. Showing at EIFF - World Shorts 1
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