Personal Shopperdirector Olivier Assayas recently stated, in no uncertain terms, that Kristen Stewart is the best actress of her generation. If this comes as an unusual suggestion to you, then you haven’t been paying close-enough attention, because KStew has, truly, become a must-see performer — including in Assayas’s most recent movie, Clouds of Sils Maria, for which she won a César Award, something no American actress has ever done before. With a strange premise — Stewart’s character is a personal shopper and, also, a medium, meaning there are fancy clothes AND a ghost — and a famously divisive reception at Cannes, this gives the best actress of her generation one of the most anticipated films of the fall. … [Read more...] about Your Guide to 8 of the Most Exciting Movies at the New York Film Festival
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Polly Kemp, actor and founder of the gender equality campaign group Era 50:50, said the focus on senior positions was crucial. “If you’ve got parity on your board, you get much more balanced programming,” she said. “I would never say you have to have 50/50 on screen, but you should be transparent as a festival.” … [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
“Last year was my first time in Cannes,” says one actor and activist. “Let’s just say I mastered the art of declining advances that obviously had nothing to do with work. That includes an invitation to tag along with some people on to Weinstein’s boat – phew!” She had troubling experiences this year, too. “There were times when I still felt vulnerable and objectified. My guard was up, I didn’t drink and I wore unrevealing clothes, so I wonder: what happens when a girl is tipsy, more trusting and wearing whatever she wants?” … [Read more...] about Cannes film festival’s sexual harassment hotline – did it work?
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