Magazine article Screen International

Cannes 2015: Film Profiles

Magazine article Screen International

Cannes 2015: Film Profiles

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CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO READ SCREEN'S PROFILES OF WORLD PREMIERES ACROSS THE CATEGORIES AT THIS YEAR'S CANNES

* In Competition

* Out of Competition

* Un Certain Regard

* Directors' Fortnight

* Critics' Week

* Special Screenings

* Midnight Screenings

With this year's opener, Emmanuelle Bercot's Standing Tall, joining two further films directed by French actress-turned-filmmakers in Competition, Thierry Frémaux can argue he is redressing the balance of traditional domination by male directors.

Of course, the proportional representation of women compared to men behind the camera is an industry-wide issue, not just something to be laid at Cannes' doorstep, but any kind of support the festival can give to encouraging female film-makers is welcome.

While there's no increase in representation compared to previous years, there are several films directed by women to look forward to at this year's festival, rounded up over the coming pages in our annual guide to Cannes selections. …

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