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Why Women in Film Matter

Vivian Norris | Posted 06.06.2014 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

Without women's stories, we see only half of our world. Without women filmmakers showing us what it really means to be a woman within what has long been a patriarchal society, we cannot appreciate the many struggles women have experienced, nor the sweetness of the victories won.

Nuri Bilge Ceylan's "Winter Sleep" Wins Palme d'Or at Cannes: A Masterpiece

Karin Badt | Posted 07.24.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan took home the Palme d'Or this year with his outstanding achievement, Winter Sleep. No surprise here at Cannes, where this 3 ½ hour film was the buzz all week.

The Cannes Diaries: Grace of Monaco, a Slasher, a Party Girl and SANAD

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.19.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

The festival kicked off perfectly for me inside the Palais on Wednesday morning, to watch the first Cannes screening of Olivier Dahan's Grace of Monaco, starring Nicole Kidman. I expected entertainment from the film and instead, got a lesson in what it means to be a woman, a strong woman.

Marcello's Ogle... Cannes Is Coming!

Marcin J. Sobczak | Posted 06.22.2014 | Arts
Marcin J. Sobczak

Festival du Cannes (or Cannes International Film Festival, if you like) has its long-standing tradition of elegant and meaningful posters. Two years...

Finally Some Good News For Women In Film

Posted 04.08.2014 | Entertainment

It's no secret that women are underrepresented in film. The statistics are daunting: For every woman working in the industry, there are five men; fema...

Thrillers Boost the Film Industry: A Conversation With Festival Director Bruno Barde in Beaune

Karin Badt | Posted 06.06.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

I trust Barde's recommendations. He is not only the director of the Beaune International Thriller Festival, but five other festivals, including Deauville and Marrakesh. As such, he personally watches over l000 films a year, to choose the selection for each festival.

'True Master' Picked To Lead Cannes Jury

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

PARIS (AP) — Director Jane Campion, the only woman to have won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival, will lead the jury for the prestigious eve...

10 Top Female Directors

GalTime | Posted 07.17.2013 | Women
GalTime

To honor female filmmakers everywhere who are slowly but surely carving out a name for themselves in the film world, here's a list of the top 10 female directors who refuse to believe Hollywood is a man's world.

Laura Prudom

Elisabeth Moss Is Straying From Peggy Olson

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Prudom | Posted 03.18.2013 | TV

Sundance Channel's "Top of the Lake," created by Jane Campion and Gerard Lee, premieres March 18 at 9 p.m. ET and features Oscar winner Holly Hunter a...

Movie Review: Beautiful Creatures

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.13.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Based on the first in a series of books by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, Beautiful Creatures (opening Thursday) hopes the "Twihards" can shift their focus from the undead to the magically endowed.

For Valentine's Day, Ten Movies Sure To Inspire Romance

John Farr | Posted 06.11.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Those wanting to get closer to that more traditional and comforting take on the eternal "boy meets girl" predicament need only look back and revisit the great film romances of the past, movies that reflect those long-vanished ideals.

A Woman's Touch: Ten Great Films From Female Directors

John Farr | Posted 06.21.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Though film directing has been an overwhelmingly male preserve, there's an enduring legacy of women directors to celebrate. To prove my point, here are ten of my own favorite titles helmed by women.

Benicio Del Toro Looks to Cannes, Getting Behind the Camera

Ashley Wren Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ashley Wren Collins

Cannes is set to kick-off this evening with the premiere of Ridley Scott's Robin Hood, starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett. Ridley's movie is not in competition, but the premiere is destined to bring the stars out in droves.

Seen and Heard in New York: Alan Gilbert, Alain Ducasse, Mimi Sheraton, Jane Campion, Gloria Steinem

Jane Levere | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jane Levere

The New York Philharmonic earlier this year began a new series of post-concert suppers with star chefs, hosted by food writer Mimi Sheraton.

Director Jane Campion Files Sex Complaint After Indian Film Festival

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Oscar-winning director Jane Campion has filed a sexual harassment complaint for her treatment at the India International Women's Film Festival, accord...

Jan Chapman - The Woman Behind So Many Great Films

Melissa Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Melissa Silverstein

One thing you will discover if you dig a little deeper on some of the most interesting flicks to have come out of Australia in the last 20 years is the recurrence of one name: Jan Chapman.

Golden Globe Nominations: Reactions From Women Film Writers and Critics

Melissa Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Melissa Silverstein

After the Golden Globe nominations, I reached out to several women who write and think about films to get their sense of the stories that came out of the nominations.

Women-Made Films Mostly Ignored by the National Film Registry. Why?

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Diane Tucker

The situation for women who want to make movies is grim. Despite the fact that film schools graduate as many women as men, just 4% of Hollywood directors are women.

Gloria Steinem's Salon: Honoring Jane Campion

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The talent sipping cocktails at Gloria Steinem's brownstone duplex last Tuesday was through the roof, and evoked the tradition of Gertrude Stein's early 20th century Paris salons

Bright Star Shines Brightly

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Given the emotion of the love story, Keats with his Fanny Brawne, the movie is chaste, with a PG rating; no bodies writhing suggestively, and yet the screen quivers with repressed longing.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Ben Whishaw and Paul Schneider on Jane Campion's Bright Star

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

The film, in short, is sweet, sad, and moving but with Campion's astringent edge keeping the proceedings from lapsing into sentimentality. And that makes all the difference.

HuffPost Review: Bright Star

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Campion's film Bright Star is about the love of beauty -- particularly the ability of poetry to move the soul -- and about longing.

"Bright Star" Premiere: Jane Campion, Sofia Coppola, Abbie Cornish & A Wardrobe Malfuntion (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Katherine Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The highly-anticipated John Keats bio-pic "Bright Star" had its US premiere in New York Monday night. Joining director Jane Campion were the film'...

Toronto's Celebration of Women Filmmakers

Erica Abeel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

My favorite from women filmmakers so far is Campion's Bright Star, a cinematic tone poem about the love between poet John Keats and girl next door Fanny Brawne.

Hollywood Event Honoring Streisand's YENTL Brings Awareness to Plight of Congolese Women

Paul Katz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paul Katz

The women's movement used to have a kind of steam that I think has gone out of it. We have to keep talking about change and women's rights, not only here but all around the world.