Female Cine Portraiture: Part 3


The list 'Female Cine Portraitures' came out of my wish to portrait female characters as opposed to female 'roles' of the movies that are based on books and screenplays written by women about women. Characters have something unique about them including their aspirations and expression of such, and roles are simply 'labels' assigned to individuals by the society. For example, mother, sister, daughter, girl-friend, wife, lover are 'roles', and the rebel, innovator, creator, writer, queen, independent etc are characters. One can say referring to a character: 'She a creator'. What it means is that the character creates her life, situations, relationships, as well as tangible things.


For the Part 3 of the list, I have chosen the following female characters of the movies set in 21st century: the stand out, the expressionist, the fighter, the hard-worker, the self starter, the friend.



The Stand Out

The stand-out loves to be different and unique, and is happy to share her uniqueness with the world. Being unique herself, the stand-out does not seek the approval of others in regards to her uniqueness, she simply is, excited to shine her light and make the environment and people in it brighter and happier.


Me Before You (2016)

Based on the novel by Jo Moyes

Screenplay by Jo Moyes

Directed by Thea Sharrock


Camilla Traynor: Your previous employer here says, you are a warm, chatty and life enhancing presence with a lot of potential. Lou Clark: Yes, I paid him [laughs]






The Expressionist

The expressionist lives to express her feelings, emotions, aspirations, hopes, dreams through the beauty of music and the fluidity of a dance. The dance for her, whether it is classical, modern, contemporary or mixture of all three, is the only life is worth living. She does not need the words to speak out, for she communicates with the world and people through her movements and actions.



Polina (2016)

Screenplay by Valérie Müller

Directed by Valérie Müller and Angelin Preljocaj


Dancing is life...









The Fighter

The fighter looks at life as a 'battlefield' full of challenges that she has to overcome. She never gives up and never surrenders, for she believes in winning for the good course, often fighting not for herself but for the loved ones. The fighter forms alliances coming from her heart, not from her mind, and often wins by doing so.



Hunger Games (2012)

Based on the novel by Suzanne Collins

Screenplay by Suzanne Collins

Produced by Nina Jacobson



[Effie Trinket to participants]: May the odds be ever in your favour.








The Self Starter

The self-starter looks within not without for ideas, resources, and motivation. She does not need others to motivate her as she is driven by her own goals and aspirations. The self-starter builds her world 'blink by blink', step by step from failure to success and from weakness to strength. Failures do not discourage her, they motivate her to become better.



Girlboss (2017)

Based on the novel by Sophia Amoruso

Created by Kay Cannon


Sophia: I believe that there is a silver lining in everything, and once you begin to see it, you'll need sunglasses to combat the glare.








The Hard Worker

The hard worker believes in building, achieving, expanding, and enhancing. She owes her success to her hard work and no one else. She is responsible, a bit bossy, yet warm and understanding. The hard worker believes that the empire starts from the first brick laid into its foundation but does not stop there for it takes many more bricks and hard work to reach the desired dream.



The Intern (2015)

Written and directed by Nancy Meyers


[Ben to Jules]: You should feel nothing but great about what you've done, and I'd hate to see you let anyone take that away from you.







The Friend

The friend values relationships and cherishes her friends. She is always there for them and it pains her to think that she might hurt a friend. She takes responsibility for her actions in relationships and makes choices based on her own value and her on heart. The friend though loves her friends does not allow the friendship overshadow her personal life or affect her choices.



Kissing Booth (2018)

Based on the novel by Beth Reekles


[Lee to Elle]: The only thing that I had that he didn't was you. And now he has that too.








Female Cine Portraitures: Part 1, Part 2



The list researched and complied by Seraphima Bogomolova.




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