Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

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Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché aims an overdue spotlight on a cinematic innovator's career, with the added benefit of absorbing historical context.

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A documentary searching for Alice Guy-Blaché, who at 23 was the first female director, became a powerful figure in film, then vanished.

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Jodie Foster
as Narrator

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Critic Reviews for Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

All Critics (84) | Top Critics (19) | Fresh (80) | Rotten (4)

  • It's the awkward editing, superfluous celebrity interviews, and an emphasis on the search for inconsequential facts that obscure what should be its focus - Guy-Blaché's formidable talent.

    March 25, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Cineastes, film nerds and feminists alike will be gripped by this documentary portrait of Alice Guy-Blaché. Who? That's the point.

    January 17, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • [A] hectic, garrulous, fascinating documentary...

    January 15, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The ingrained sexism it highlights could form the basis of several sequels.

    January 14, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

    Anna Smith

    Time Out
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  • It definitely piques your interest about her work.

    September 27, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The film is a must for aficionados.

    July 31, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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