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The incredible female directors who changed cinema

StarsInsider Logo By Stars Insider of StarsInsider | Slide 2 of 33: It is very possible that French filmmaker Alice Guy-Blaché, born in 1873, single-handedly gave birth to narrative fiction on film. Her 1896 film, now unfortunately lost to the ages, ‘La Fée aux Choux,’ is the first film in the world known to be directed by a woman, and is almost (but not entirely) certain to be the first fictional story written for and applied to film.

Alice Guy-Blaché

It is very possible that French filmmaker Alice Guy-Blaché, born in 1873, single-handedly gave birth to narrative fiction on film. Her 1896 film, now unfortunately lost to the ages, ‘La Fée aux Choux,’ is the first film in the world known to be directed by a woman, and is almost (but not entirely) certain to be the first fictional story written for and applied to film.

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