With the Cannes Film Festival coming to a close this weekend, all eyes are on the Jury, and the 2018 President Cate Blanchett…The big question...With 3 female directors in Competition this year, will any of them take home the coveted Palme d’Or?
During this years festival, 82 women joined hands on the prestigious red carpet - on the steps of the Palais, in solidarity. The March was organized by Time’s Up. Each of the participants represented one of the female directors who have been in Competition in Cannes 71 year history, compared to 1,688 men.
This week, we’ll share the latest film (Faces Places) from French New Wave filmmaker Agnes Varda, who joined the march in Cannes – and then another film by a female director, who DID win a prize last year, The Beguiled, by Sofia Coppola. And we’ll round off our focus on women with a wonderful new doc – Bombshell: The Hedy Lemarr story. She was considered by some to be the most beautiful women to ever grace the silver screen…but did you know we have her to thank for WiFi?