‘The Farewell’ named best film of 2019 by Bechdel Test Fest poll (exclusive)

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‘The Farewell’ named best film of 2019 by Bechdel Test Fest poll (exclusive)
Organisations and publications reveal their top 20.

Lulu Wang’s The Farewell has been named the best film of 2019 in a poll of UK female film critics and commentators.

Conducted by female-centred film organisation Bechdel Test Fest, the poll surveyed 57 respondents from organisations and publications including the British Film Institute, Curzon, Birds Eye View, Mubi, Leeds Film Festival and Film London.

Olivia Wilde’s teen comedy-drama Booksmart came in second place while third went to documentary For Sama, from directors Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts.

Of the top 10 titles, six are directed or co-director by women - including Joanna Hogg’s
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