Published: Wed, May 09, 2018
Life&Culture | By Ben Goodman

Cate Blanchett explains lack of female directors in competition

Cate Blanchett explains lack of female directors in competition

On its official Twitter account, Embassy of the Kingdom of Saudi Kingdom in Egypt stated that the Saudi Film Council affiliated to the General Authority for Culture will set up pavilion during the festival, displaying 9 of the most important Saudi movie productions, as well as introducing various activities. "And of course that is going on in many industries".

She added: "Would I like to see more women in competition?" Not specifically. the women here are not here due to their gender. "They're there because of the quality of their work".

"For profound changes to occur, it needs to take place through specific actions", Blanchett said at a press conference in the South of France on Tuesday morning.

The 48-year-old Melbourne-born actress noted there were "several women in competition" at this year's festival.

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"It's a level playing field, isn't it?" "Do I expect and hope that's going to happen in the future? If you remove everyone's names-it's hard, when someone has been so profoundly influential on global cinema, not to bring their body of work into your experience [as a jury member], and he continues to experiment", Blanchett said.

However, the festival's organisers said that because of the rise of "social media" critics, who did not necessarily respect embargoes on publication of reviews, the film's creators were increasingly reading bad reviews before they attended the glitzy premieres.

While answering the press conference's tough questions seemed to come easily to her, Blanchett said that she would have a more hard time with another element of her jury-president job.

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"It's very hard for people to accept the idea that you can be a jerk and a great artist", Hazanavicius said of the Dane.

Faced with the prospect of only showing its films out of competition, Netflix withdrew its films from Cannes.

And then Blanchett took on the role of reporter to ask the inevitable follow-up question: "Why did I become the president of the jury if I'm not interested in awards?" "It has been irritating to me to think that I'm in Cannes because I'm a woman filmmaker and that now, with everything that's happening, the world has chose to put females in the spotlight".

Cannes Film Festival chief Thierry Fremaux says gender parity is only a matter of time. She was on her way to the red carpet when the crowd waiting to get a glimpse of the actress started shouting her name.

"Being attractive doesn't preclude being intelligent".

Labaki, one of Lebanon's most famed filmmakers whose Where Do We Go Now? played in Cannes' Un Certain Regard section, has spent the last two years making Capernaum, a realistic rendering of the lives of Syrian migrant children, with nonprofessional actors playing version of themselves.

In March, she signed on to make the DC Comics superhero blockbuster, "The New Gods".

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