Thursday, April 14, 2016

Cannes 2016 Lineup: 15% Women Directors in Main Competition

Today marks the annual ritual which feels almost like torture -- the unveiling of the Cannes Film Festival lineup. This year the main competition boasts three female directed films out of 20 -- that's 15 percent. Last year it was two out of 19. Cannes is one of the biggest media events in the world. This year there are a bunch of movies about women, but when women are not visible as the storytellers or the visionaries, the message it sends is that we are not good enough to tell these stories and that the way we tell them is inferior.  We are used to women not getting opportunities on big budget Hollywood films -- though we disagree vehemently and will continue to push for change --...

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