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Jessica Chastain: the portrayal of women in films is disturbing - The Guardian

Jessica Chastain has criticised the portrayal of women in cinema, saying that the way female characters were depicted in the films she saw at the Cannes film festival was “disturbing”. The actor made her comments at the closing press conference for ...and more »

And the Palme d'Or goes to . . . a Swedish satire - Macleans.ca

The high altar of world cinema climaxed its 70th anniversary edition by awarding its top prize to a ferocious satire that skewers pretension and liberal hypocrisy in the gala art world. Swedish writer-director Ruben Östlund (Force Majeure) won Cannes ...and more »

Inside Cannes, a film festival at a crossroads - Macleans.ca

From virtual reality to Netflix's arrival to the emergence of women directors, Cannes finds itself in flux at 70. What comes next? Brian D. Johnson. May 26, 2017. Twitter · Facebook · Reddit · Email. Carne y Arena. (Emmanuel Lubezki). Read Maclean's ...and more »

"The Square " by Swedish director Ruben Ostlund wins Palme d'Or of 70th Cannes Film Festival - Xinhua

Swedish director Ruben Ostlund poses with his trophy during a photocall at the 70th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 28, 2017. Film "The Square", directed by Ruben Ostlund, won the Palme d'Or of the 70th Cannes Film Festival. (Xinhua/Xu ...and more »

'The Square' Wins Top Prize at Cannes; Sofia Coppola Is Best Director - New York Times

CANNES, France — The movie “The Square” — a slick, diverting social commentary from Sweden that delivers a spanking to the bourgeoisie — was the surprise winner of the 70th Cannes Film Festival. Directed by Ruben Ostlund, the movie had not been a ...and more »

Cannes Dispatch #4: Thoughts on Prize Winners 120 Beats Per Minute, You Were Never Really Here, The Killing of a ... - Filmmaker Magazine

For the third year in a row, Cannes's Main Competition jury — this year comprised of jury president Pedro Almodóvar, German filmmaker Maren Ade, and several celebrity industry professionals whose tastes in cinema had never previously been of much ...and more »

A More Fraught Cannes, Inside the Screening Rooms and Out - TIME

Spending 12 days watching movies in Cannes is, for film lovers, pretty much close to paradise. And dashing from screening to screening, it's usually all too easy to lose track of the world outside. Not so this year. Between the bombing in Manchester ...and more »

Asia's Biggest Winners And Losers At Cannes Film Festival 2017 - Forbes

One of the world's most acclaimed film festivals concluded this weekend, bringing to an end a two-week celebration of the global film industry and its stars. While Asia's representation this year was scarce – only 8 Asian films were shown – it was ...and more »

Jessica Chastain Found the Depiction of Women in This Year's Cannes Selection 'Quite Disturbing' - Vulture

Looks like you and Jessica Chastain have at least one thing in common this Memorial Day weekend: You both recently watched 20 movies practically in a row. Like Jessica Chastain, did you also start to notice a “disturbing” trend in how women are ...and more »

Jessica Chastain makes moving speech about female representation at Cannes - The Daily Dot

The Cannes Film Festival handed out several awards to female filmmakers this year, but Jessica Chastain was more concerned with the overall lack of women involved in the storytelling process in the films that were shown. As a member of the Jury at ...and more »