Cannes has announced that Emmanuelle Bercot’s Standing Tall (La Tête Haute), will open this year’s festival on May 13. To date, two femme-helmed films have been scheduled in the competition, and they are Maïwenn’s Mon Roi and Valérie Donzelli’s Marguerite And Julien. Read on…
Listed in the Un Certain Regard category are Nahid, directed by Ida Panahandeh, and Maryland, directed by Alice Winocour. There will also be a special screening of Natalie Portman’s A Tale Of Love And Darkness (Sipur Al Ahava Ve Choshech).
More titles are to be announced. but thus far the program lists a total of six films directed by women, and six is simply not enough.
What does it take, Cannes, to get more female directors on the slate?