Dragon WomenFrédérique de Montblanc

In the higher ranks of power within the financial sector, a handful of women circulate. They are admired as much as they are despised. They have worked very hard to get to the top and yet every day they have to fight against prejudice and sexism. Filmed in Europe and Asia, at home, at work and in their free time, these women testify about what has made them successful and how they have had to adapt to survive in one of the most competitive and masculine sectors in the world.

Only a handful of women manage to advance to the higher echelons of the financial world, an extremely masculine and competitive sector. Shot in Europe and Asia, this documentary is a series of intimate portraits of various senior women in the financial sector. Recorded at work, at home and in their spare time, they tell us what has made them successful in the industry. They share how they became addicted to the fast-paced financial culture, the luxuries, the bonuses, the hyper-specialized jargon and the idea of ​​being part of a certain elite. But despite their success, they still face prejudice and sexism every day. While some see themselves as a queen bee, others have become sharks; most of them fear the term ‘dragon women’. In the absence of female examples, many acted like a ‘man’ to stay in the game. Dragon Women offers a candid look at a very closed world in which these exceptional women occupy a unique position.


This film is part of...

Belgian selection

DOCVILLE presents the ten best Belgian documentaries of the past year. Films that capture special places in our country, such as a small pigsty or an operating room where hypnosis is used, but also films that look beyond national borders and zoom in on, for example, Iceland, Congo, Ireland or Turkey. Documentaries made by familiar faces or by young newcomers. The strongest film will be announced the winner of the Jury Prize for Best Belgian Documentary.
 
Most films are followed by an outro from the director.



Economy Other cultures Society Portret

Screening times
Buy tickets

Extra info

Is followed by a Q&A with the director an with Laetitia Teuber, one of the 'dragon women'.

Filminfo

Directed by Frédérique de Montblanc
Belgium
2022 90 min.
English, German, French, Korean
Subtitles: English


Programme

Belgian selection

credits
Director

Frédérique de Montblanc

Production company

Savage Film

Cinematography

Olivier Boonjing, Tristan Galand

Editing

Julie Naas, Thijs Van Nuffel

Music

Nicolas Rabaeus

Contact info
Bekijk Contact info
(en screener)