Cannes gets a little more inclusive

Posted Wednesday 01 May 2019

The Cannes official selection has been announced, and four women will have their work in the main competition at Cannes this year, reports They are Atlantique by Mati Diop, Little Joe by Jessica Hausner, Sibyl by Justine Triet, and Portrait of a Lady on Fire by C�line Sciamma. That may seem like a paltry number, but it's the best showing since 2011 and represents more than 21% of the 19 competition entries that have been announced so far. Also, that 21% is up from 14% in 2018 and 16% in 2017; it could also improve if more competition titles are added at a later date, as is often the case. Overall, 13 female directors are represented in the 47-film official selection. Two of the women were co-directors on the same film.



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Catch a Finnish short film night in Auckland or Wellington

Posted Wednesday 01 May 2019


It's time for a Finnish film fix! Show Me Shorts presents a celebration of the cinema of Finland with a vibrant collection full of beauty, mystery, wonder, fantasy, and friendship on ice! Book now to see eight short films by top Finnish filmmakers. The Auckland event is close to selling out already!

7 May at The Kingslander Bar, 470 New North Rd
Wellington: 15 May at Third Eye Tuatara Bar, 30 Arthur St