Friday, 20 April 2012

Cannes Line-up Announced

For the full list of Cannes entrants this year, head over to Movie Farm...

While it looks as though there are plenty of brilliant directors and intriguing films being exhibited at Cannes this year, it has already been noted by many that there is not one female director in competition. This was also the case in 2010, and the festival found itself subjected to accusations of sexism.

In 2011, a handful of female filmmakers (including Lynne Ramsay for We Need to Talk About Kevin) were included, but this year it seems Cannes is turning back into a boy's club. Still, what can you expect from a world in which the first and only woman ever to win a Best Director Oscar did so only in 2010 (Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker).

The fact that female filmmakers don't get nearly as much recognition as male ones is one of my pet hates, so you may well be subjected to a blog post on the subject in the near future.

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