Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, director of Un Chateau En Italie (A Castle in Italy). Photo via Norde Claire.
Never one to mince words, the Women and Hollywood blog held not only Cannes accountable this year but also many of the male attendees, who’s offhanded comments do nothing to raise the profile of women in the industry.
This year only one woman was chosen for the main competition: Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi. This is a step up from the zero last year that prompted a petition.
Make sure to check out and support the films by women that did shine at Cannes this year.
Un Chateau En Italie, directed by Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi
Un Certain Regard:
Bends, directed by Flora Lau
The Bling Ring, directed by Sofia Coppola (opening film)
Grand Central, directed by Rebecca Zlotowski
Miele, directed by Valeria Golino
Les Salauds, directed by Claire Denis
Sarah Prefere La Course, directed by Chloé Robichaud
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