Cannes Can’t Seem to Get it Right With Women


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.

Jane Campion is still Cannes’ only female Palme d’Or winner for 1993’s The Piano.

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

Also of note was Clio Barnard’s The Selfish Giant, which premiered in Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight and was spotlighted in both Variety when it was chose by Sundance Selects and in The Guardian.



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