Julianne Moore advocates for quotas for reaching gender parity at Cannes Film Festival

Julianne Moore advocates for quotas for reaching gender parity at Cannes Film Festival

“We will have to make major changes to reach parity. That’s just a fact. So, I do believe in quotas. I really do,” added Moore. “I believe in trying to level the playing field for everybody regardless of their gender or their culture or ethnicity. You have to open doors.”

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Mati Diop talks about being Cannes Film Festival’s first black female director

Mati Diop talks about being Cannes Film Festival’s first black female director

“It was sad to learn that in 2019 such a thing had never happened before — there is still a long way to go. If as a young African filmmaker I can represent a minority that still has very little access to that kind of selection, that’s a good thing,” she says. “But I’d rather stay a little detached. It was almost as if my smaller story was encountering a much larger story. I really want the film to be taken for what it is, not for what I represent.”

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Gong Li to star in biopic of Chinese volleyball icon Lang Ping

Gong Li to star in biopic of Chinese volleyball icon Lang Ping

Li was to become the first person of Asian descent to win the Kering Group and Cannes Film Festival’s annual Women in Motion award. The award is intended to celebrate the careers of leading female figures in cinema, and has previously been presented to Jane Fonda in 2015, Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon in 2016, Isabelle Huppert in 2017 and Patty Jenkins in 2018.

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2019 Cannes Film Festival lineup brings good news and bad news for women directors

2019 Cannes Film Festival lineup brings good news and bad news for women directors

Cannes obviously has a lot of work to do to make up ground. But, again, this year indicates that the event is at least moving in the right direction: Over its first 71 years, only 4.3 percent of competition entries were directed by women, or 82 movies, while more than 1,600 men vied for the Palme d’Or, the festival’s highest honor, over that period. Only one woman, “The Piano’s” Jane Campion, has ever won that top prize.

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WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Women protest on the red carpet at Cannes, Jessica Chastain-led spy thriller ‘355’ makes a big deal, Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine helps launch female filmmaker program for teen girls

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Women protest on the red carpet at Cannes, Jessica Chastain-led spy thriller ‘355’ makes a big deal, Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine helps launch female filmmaker program for teen girls

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: 82 women – a significant number in more ways than one, protest on the red carpet at Cannes, Jessica Chastain-led spy thriller ‘355’ makes a big deal in the Cannes market, and Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine helps launch female filmmaker program for teen girls.

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WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Women directors still underrepresented, Mark Wahlberg donating ‘All the Money in the World’ reshoot earnings to Time’s Up, Cate Blanchett to lead Cannes jury

WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: Women directors still underrepresented, Mark Wahlberg donating ‘All the Money in the World’ reshoot earnings to Time’s Up, Cate Blanchett to lead Cannes jury

Women directors still underrepresented, Mark Wahlberg donating ‘All the Money in the World’ reshoot earnings to Time’s Up, and Cate Blanchett to lead Cannes jury.

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ‘Wonder Woman’ becomes top DC Extended Universe film, while ‘The Beguiled’ tests female vs. male gazes

THE WEEK IN WOMEN news roundup: ‘Wonder Woman’ becomes top DC Extended Universe film, while ‘The Beguiled’ tests female vs. male gazes

As ‘Wonder Woman’ becomes the top DC Extended Universe film, Jennifer Lawrence, Zoe Saldana and Shonda Rhimes are among the women to earn 2018 stars on Hollywood Walk of Fame. While ‘The Beguiled’ tests the female vs. male gazes, comparing the careers of Colin Trevorrow and Mimi Leder tests the patience of female film fans.

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Patty Jenkins’ ‘Wonder Woman’ and Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Beguiled’ make history for female filmmakers

Patty Jenkins’ ‘Wonder Woman’ and Sofia Coppola’s ‘The Beguiled’ make history for female filmmakers

Between Wonder Woman and Sofia Coppola, the past two weeks have been historic for female filmmakers – and encouraging for women who love and follow the movies.

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Cannes Film Festival showcases Women in Motion

Cannes Film Festival showcases Women in Motion

Cannes Film Festival is showcasing Women in Motion at its 69th edition, continuing through May 22.

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Of high heels and ageist filmmakers who are real heels

Of high heels and ageist filmmakers who are real heels

While the Cannes Film Festival created a controversy over its rule that women wear high heels to some screenings, back in Hollywood, it became clear that some filmmakers are real heels of the ageist variety.

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