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Cannes: 43 Percent of Features Screening in Directors’ Fortnight Are Women-Directed

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Twenty-three features will screen at the 54th Directors’ Fortnight, and 10 of them are directed or co-directed by women, amounting to 43 percent of the program. Last year, Cannes’ side bar featured a 50/50 women-directed lineup. While this year’s numbers mark a decrease from the 2021 slate, the fest’s Competition slate is much bleaker. Just 17 percent of the titles vying for the fest’s top honor, the Palme d’Or, are helmed by women.

Mia Hansen-Løve and Alice Winocor are among the directors programmed in the Directors’ Fortnight side bar. The former is debuting “One Fine Morning,” an intergenerational drama about a single mother starring Léa Seydoux, and the latter “Paris Memories,” a portrait of a journalist who gets caught up in a terrorist attack. Other offerings include Anna Rose Holmer and Saela Davis’ “God’s Creatures,” a psychological drama about a woman torn between protecting her son and her sense of morality, and Manuela Martelli’s “1976,” a Chilean period drama about a woman whose life gets turned upside down when she agrees to help care for a young revolutionary.

Directors’ Fortnight runs May 18-27. Below is a list of women-directed and codirected films. This list was adapted from Variety.


“1976,” Manuela Martelli

“The Super 8 Years,” Annie Ernaux, David Ernaux-Briot

“The Five Devils,” Léa Mysius

“De Humani Corporis Fabrica,” Véréna Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor

“The Water,” Elena López Riera

“Falcon Lake,” Charlotte Le Bon

“God’s Creatures,” Anna Rose Holmer, Saela Davis

“Paris Memories, Alice Winocour

“Under the Fig Trees,” Erige Sehiri

“One Fine Morning,” Mia Hansen-Løve

Source: Women And Hollywood

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