Graphic shows line-up of films in competition for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.


Cannes Film Festival 2019

By Ninian Carter

May 15, 2019 - May 25, 2019 - The 72nd edition of the annual Cannes Film Festival gets underway on the French Riviera.

This year’s Palme d’Or contenders include acclaimed directors Terrence Malick, Pedro Almodovar and Ken Loach.

A year on from the Cannes red carpet gender equality protest by some of the biggest names in the movie industry, four women directors make the list in 2019 – Mati Diop, Jessica Hausner, Céline Sciamma and Justine Triet.

To date, the festival has hosted 1,645 competition titles from men, but only 82 from women.

PUBLISHED: 29/04/2019; STORY: Graphic News
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