And on the fifth day of the Cannes Film Festival, women fought back.
This festival has always had a tricky relationship with women. In its 71 years history there have only been 82 female directed movies accepted into competition, and 1,688 men. Only two women have ever won the prestigious Palme D’Or - Agnès Varda was given an honorary award in 2015, and Jane Campion won for ‘The Piano’ in 1993. But Campion actually shared the award with a male director, Kaige Chen, who won in a tie for ‘Farewell My Concubine’. This year, there are three women in competition - Eva Husson, Nadine Labaki and Alice Rohrwacher.Read More