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Dispatch from Cannes; Andrea Savage's 'I'm Sorry'; Iranian singer Googoosh




US actress and member of the Feature Film Jury Kristen Stewart, French actress and member of the Feature Film Jury Lea Seydoux, Burundian singer and member of the Feature Film Jury Khadja Nin, US director and screenwriter and member of the Feature Film Jury Ava DuVernay, Australian actress and President of the Jury Cate Blanchett, French director Agnes Varda and French director Celine Sciamma walk the red carpet in protest of the lack of female filmmakers honored throughout the history of the festival at the screening of
US actress and member of the Feature Film Jury Kristen Stewart, French actress and member of the Feature Film Jury Lea Seydoux, Burundian singer and member of the Feature Film Jury Khadja Nin, US director and screenwriter and member of the Feature Film Jury Ava DuVernay, Australian actress and President of the Jury Cate Blanchett, French director Agnes Varda and French director Celine Sciamma walk the red carpet in protest of the lack of female filmmakers honored throughout the history of the festival at the screening of "Girls Of The Sun (Les Filles Du Soleil)" during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 12, 2018 in Cannes, southeastern France. - Only 82 films in competition in the official selection have been directed by women since the inception of the Cannes Film Festival whereas 1,645 films in the past 71 years have been directed by men.
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The issue of representation for women in film has come up at the Cannes Film Festival, where the festival’s leaders have pledged to reach 50/50 parity for women filmmakers by 2020. We get a report from Rico Gagliano; In "I'm Sorry," actress Andrea Savage plays a "heightened" version of herself: a comedian with wildly inappropriate jokes who's also the mother of a young girl; We meet the Iranian singer Googoosh, who performed Saturday night at a packed Hollywood Bowl.