Today the Cannes Film Festival announced additions to their Competition and Un Certain Regard line ups.
Two films directed by women were added to Un Certain Regard. Katrin Gebbe’s directorial debut Tore Tanzt and Wakolda by Lucia Puenzo will join the other six women-directed films.
However, no additional films directed by women were added to the Competition section. Jim Jarrmusch’s Tilda Swinton starring vampire film, Only Lovers Left Alive, made the cut. It’s interesting to note that we can have several women-directed films in Un Certain Regard but only one in Competition. We have to question why these women are continuing to be relegated to the second level.
This tweet sums up our thoughts on this issue: “Cannes Film Festival …un certain disregard for women directors..”
The Cannes Film Festival begins on May 16th.
Cannes Adds Jim Jarmusch Vampire Drama to Competition Lineup
(The Hollywood Reporter)