Why so few female film critics?

Posted Tuesday 28 May 2019

About 47% of all registered French journalists are women, yet just 37% of the 611 journalists who wrote a film review in the past year were female. This statistic, and plenty more, was revealed at the first Women on the Move day which took in Cannes recently, one year on from the launch of the 50/50 gender parity pledge. The event was the launch of a new initiative to gather Europe-wide data on the gender balance of film critics.



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NZIFF announces first films for 2019

Posted Tuesday 28 May 2019

The New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) has revealed five films from its highly anticipated 2019 programme. A Long Day's Journey into Night and Under the Silver Lake will make their long-awaited NZ premieres at NZIFF after premiering at Cannes last year. High Life and Monos, which premiered at Toronto and Sundance respectively, will as screen, as will the world premiere of David Nash's NZ wine documentary A Seat at the Table. NZIFF starts in Auckland on 18 July, Wellington from 26 July, Dunedin from 1 August, and Christchurch from 8 August in 2019.


IMAGE/ Juliette Binoche in High Life, directed by Claire Denis