This week, Beth interviews Cathy Yan, a director who in her short filmmaking career has made extraordinary strides. Whether it’s her indie debut Dead Pigs to helming the second female-fronted DC blockbuster, Birds of Prey, her upcoming a24-backed adaptation of Jenny Zhang’s Sour Heart or dystopian sci-fi The Freshening, Cathy’s flair for worldbuilding and palpable passion for characters make her, for us, a woman to watch.

Cathy Yan's debut feature, Dead Pigs, is available to watch on Mubi from Friday 12th February:

Who Is She? A Bechdel Test Fest Podcast is a Bechdel Test Fest production. It was written and hosted by Beth Webb and produced by Stephanie Watts, with additional support from Corrina Antrobus and Caitlin Quinlan.

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