CA Lejeune

Caroline Alice Lejeune, film critic of the Guardian and Observer.

Caroline Alice Lejeune, film critic of the Guardian and Observer.

Caroline Alice Lejeune was a pioneer in the world of film criticism – one of the first to review films for a newspaper, and very probably the first woman to take up the trade. I’ll be talking about her at this event at the BFI library about female film criticism. I also wrote a short piece about her for the Guardian’s women page, and I contributed an extract from one of her columns to this fantastic Sight & Sound compilation of 25 female film critics. We are repeating the panel event at the Derby film festival on 6 May.