Magazine article Screen International

Carol Morley Slams Gender Imbalance in Film Industry

Magazine article Screen International

Carol Morley Slams Gender Imbalance in Film Industry

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Film-maker Carol Morley (The Falling, Dreams Of A Life) slammed the "disgraceful" state of gender imbalance in the film industry during an in conversation event at the This Way Up cinema conference in Manchester today (Dec 3).

When quizzed by BFI Film Fund director Ben Roberts about whether the narrative around women film-makers helped or hindered Morley with the release of The Falling, she responded: "To be perfectly honest, it's just an absolute irritant.

"It's very lazy, disgraceful, it's like 'Oh my god, we're in the 21st century'. It's really baffling to me."

The director highlighted that she is always quizzed about the lack of women in film but - as a working director - was the wrong person to ask:

"I am a feminist, I'm going to talk about that, but why are we always questioning women about women film-makers?"

Instead, she suggested marketing teams, financiers, sales agents and distributors should be answering questions about the lack of women on screen and behind the camera. …

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