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THE 5 BEST FEMALE-DIRECTED FILMS OF 2017

Wonder Woman This year's Patty Jenkins-directed take on Marvel's "Wonder Woman" was the seventh highest grossing film of 2017. The blockbuster, starring Gal Godot, was an empowering ode to women around the world as well as a step forward in addressing the lack of female directors in Hollywood. In September, Jenkins closed the deal to…

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CANNES ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL 2017 SELECTION

The official 2017 selection of the Cannes Film Festival, which runs May 17 through 28, was announced today, April 13. Keeping in vein with many cultural events following the United States election, this year’s edition of the French festival is highly politicized. Of the forty-nine films included, many focus on current issues. An Inconvenient Sequel…

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GET READY FOR THE 2017 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

Now that Fashion Week and Armory Arts Week are over, it’s time to focus on film! Tribeca Film Festival returns to Manhattan from April 19th through 30th. This year, music, sports and fashion is a big focus of the fest. Galas and special screenings include world premieres of Sean “Diddy" Combs’ Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: The Bad…

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CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2016 – OFFICIAL SELECTION AND JURY ANNOUNCED

This year’s official jury has been announced for the 69th edition of Cannes Film Festival, which will take place from May 11th through 22nd. Festival president and Australian director, George Miller, will be joined by Arnaud Desplechin, Kirsten Dunst, Valeria Golino, László Nemes, Vanessa Paradis, Katayoon Shahabi, Mads Mikkelsen and Donald Sutherland. The nine members will…

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CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2015

The 68th annual Cannes Film Festival is coming up May 13-24, and the film selections have been announced. 19 films will be competing in Un Certain Regard, starting on May 14. The judges' panel for the Un Certain Regard competition will include Isabella Rosellini (President), Haifaa Al-Mansour, Nadine Labaki, Panos H. Koutras, and Tahar Rahim.…

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REALISATRICES – FEMALE DIRECTORS TAKE THE STAGE

A MERE 9% OF FILM DIRECTORS ARE WOMEN. Award winning director Jane Campion (The Piano, Bright Star) says that we’re all being shortchanged by not seeing more from the female point of view. When women do direct, they tend to present richer, more multi-faceted female heroines. In part, no doubt, this is because they project…

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