20th Century WomenBeginners, which won Christopher Plummer a well-deserved Oscar, you’re likely to spark to this one, where Annette Bening stars as a witty, fretful single mother who enlists lodger Greta Gerwig and neighbor Elle Fanning to help raise her 15-year-old son. And if you respond to throwback attire, you’re definitely going to spark to every single jumpsuit, vintage tee, and denim jacket worn in this 1979-set film. … [Read more...] about Your Guide to 8 of the Most Exciting Movies at the New York Film Festival
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The pledge, which was signed by all major film festivals, including Cannes and Venice, has three main requirements. Participants must compile statistics about the gender and race of the directors for all the films submitted to selection, as well as, when applicable, of cast and crew. They must release information on the gender and race of members of selection committees, programmers and programming consultants, and of participants. And they must release data on the makeup of executive boards – while committing “to a schedule to achieve parity in these bodies”. … [Read more...] about ‘Diversity is now centre stage’: Berlin film festival sets industry precedent
On Saturday, with the support of the festival, 82 women in film, including Blanchett, DuVernay and Jane Fonda, silently walked the Cannes red carpet to represent the 82 female film-makers whose works have appeared in the festival’s official competition since the festival’s founding. Some 1,645 male directors have seen their films selected in competition in that time. … [Read more...] about Cannes film festival unveils equality charter in push for gender parity
Incidents are also taking place in broad daylight. One writer-director had cause to call the hotline this year. “I went to the hotline because [a chauffeur] drove me away against my will and tried to molest me,” she claims. “We spoke on the phone to a lady who arranged for me to be met immediately. I made a statement and she took me to the police, acting as a translator for the whole time. The police acted very swiftly, and he was fired. Without the helpline I don’t honestly think I would have been able to get the same outcome.” … [Read more...] about Cannes film festival’s sexual harassment hotline – did it work?
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