What Dogme 95 did for women directors

Judy Berman writing for The Dissolve on von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg’s famous film movement and its underrated positive impact for female directors:

By denouncing the high-priced spectacles and “superficial action” that have since reached their hysterical apotheosis in city-smashing, vehicle-exploding superhero franchises, von Trier and Vinterberg were countering a trend toward the hyper-masculinization of film. The manifesto’s exhortation to make low-budget films built around “characters’ inner lives” was a mandate to ignore superficial differences and find what makes each character different, as well as what is universal about all human experience.