Oscar winner to London

FESTIVAL. A celebration of women directors, the Birds Eye View Film Festival will be serving up Susanne Bier's Oscar winner "In a Better World" to a no doubt expectant London audience.

Fresh back from Hollywood, Susanne Bier's "In a Better World" is off to London to enter the line-up for the Birds Eye View Film Festival 8-17 March, where it will enjoy its UK premiere.

Taking place during the International Women's Week, the festival showcases features, documentaries and short films made by women around the world.

Screening times "In a Better World"
BFI Southbank, Sun 13 March, 3.30 p.m.
Electric Cinema, Mon 14 March, 6.30 p.m.
Rio Cinema, Tue 15 March, 6.15 p.m.

More female directors?

Susanne Bier is but the third woman director to receive an Oscar in the Best Foreign Language category, succeeding Marlene Gorris for "Antonia's Line" in 1996 and Caroline Link's "Nowhere in Africa" in 2003.

Talking to L.A. Times' Amy Kaufman on the red carpet before the Oscar gala, Bier notes the imbalance:

"I think there should be more female directors. (...) I don't think they are overlooked, I just think that women in general in our society don't have the space they should have. It's a larger discussion about society, it's not just the film industry, it has to do with the way we look at women and men."

See full interview with Bier