The Cannes Film Festival begins today in France. Movie stars along the French Riviera sounds lovely, of course. But Cannes, and every other film festival, is always a reminder of women director’s underrepresentation in the movie business. In the past decade at Cannes, there have been several years when ZERO female directors have had a feature film screened — and that’s in pools of, like, 22 competing films.
This year at Cannes is not so stellar, either, with 18 feature films being screened for the competition and only two of them directed by women. Additionally, only five out of 19 films for the prestigious “Un Certain Regard” prize have been directed by women.
You can see the full data of Cannes’ women problem, dating back to 2005, in this infographic by the Women & Hollywood blog at IndieWire:
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