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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 127–153.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Rebecca J. DeRoo Abstract This article examines how Agnès Varda used speeches and activism at the Cannes Film Festival in recent years to reveal and challenge the underrepresentation of female directors in the film industry. At the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, she accepted an honorary Palme (lifetime...
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Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 8. 50/50 en 2020, Cannes Film Festival female jury presidents, 1946–2018 (detail), in “The Role of Women in the Cannes Festival's Competition—A Comparative Study,” collectif5050.com/en/study/cannes Figure 8. 50/50 en 2020, Cannes Film Festival female jury presidents, 1946–2018 (detail More
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Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 9. 50/50 en 2020, “Cannes Film Festival Board of Directors,” in “The Role of Women in the Cannes Festival's Competition—A Comparative Study,” collectif5050.com/en/study/cannes Figure 9. 50/50 en 2020, “Cannes Film Festival Board of Directors,” in “The Role of Women in the Cannes More
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Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 10. The 2019 Cannes Film Festival Poster featuring Agnès Varda (left); it draws on the historical photograph of Varda filming La Pointe Courte (1954) (right). Courtesy of Rosalie Varda Figure 10. The 2019 Cannes Film Festival Poster featuring Agnès Varda (left); it draws More
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Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 4. Members of the 2018 Cannes jury—Ava DuVernay, Robert Guédiguian, Chang Chen, Cate Blanchett, and Khadja Nin—with Thierry Frémaux, the general delegate of the Cannes festival, who presents the signed 50/50 en 2020 Pledge. Gwilym Mumford, “Cannes Film Festival Unveils Equality Charter More
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Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 2. Kristin Stewart, Léa Seydoux, Khadja Nin, Ava DuVernay, Cate Blanchett, Agnès Varda, and Céline Sciamma at the 12 May 2018 Cannes Film Festival red carpet demonstration. “Female Stars Call for Equal Pay in Cannes Protest,” AFP Relax News , 12 May 2018 Figure 2. Kristin Stewart, Léa More
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Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 1. Agnès Varda presents speech with Cate Blanchett at the 12 May 2018 Cannes Film Festival demonstration. She stands beside director Céline Sciamma and with members of the French 50/50 en 2020 collective. Clarence Tsui, “French Film Legend Agnès Varda on Faces Places , Her Feminist Vision More
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 155–185.
Published: 01 May 2021
...-season moment for the Visages Villages team, this playful use of social media and Varda's image in particular characterize much of the film's promotional cycle, which helped maintain attention as it circulated at festivals and other screenings throughout the eight months between its Cannes premiere...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 109–125.
Published: 01 May 2021
..., for-profit companies, and individuals. The digital restoration of Umbrellas of Cherbourg was funded in part by the Cannes Film Festival because the film won the Palme d'Or in 1964. Additional contributions emerged to cover the €110,000 cost of restoration from the luxury conglomerate LVMH, the city...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 1–7.
Published: 01 May 2021
...: Power and Protest at the Cannes Film Festival,” Rebecca J. DeRoo provides a new analysis of Varda's late career activism. Weaving together recent documents, including an interview with Varda, DeRoo shows how Varda used honorary award speeches at the Cannes festival and then joined with the feminist...
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Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 3. The eighty-two women standing on the red carpet stairs, representing the eighty-two female directors with films in the official selection competition across the seventy-one-year history of the Cannes festival, 12 May 2018. Amancay Tapia, “If We Want Better Films, We Need More Female More
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 159–169.
Published: 01 September 2020
... underrepresented within the global festival circuit. Films by women appear far less frequently than those by males in presti- gious competitions at top- tier festivals in Cannes, Venice, and Ber- lin.10 Cannes, in particular, has come under criticism; recent ini- tiatives to foster gender parity led to the 50/50...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 142–153.
Published: 01 December 2020
... held up as a model country and the Film Institute’s CEO Anna Serner has held several widely publicized seminars in Cannes and elsewhere. This article aims to contextualize the Swedish case, as influential curators, jury chairs, and festival directors around the globe have signed the 50/50 by 2020...
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Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 2. Cleo from 5 to 7 ( Cléo de 5 à 7 , France, 1962) pressbook created by Ciné-Tamaris on the occasion of the 2K restoration of the film and its official selection in the Festival de Cannes's 2012 “Cannes Classics” program. The booklet contains a synopsis of the film, a brief history More
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Camera Obscura (1977) 1 (2 (2)): 137–145.
Published: 01 September 1977
..., was chosen as one of the official French entries at the Cannes Film Festival. All this happened at a time when another of her films, India Song, was 141 beginning its third year of continuous showing at a Left Bank cinema, and still another film, Son Nom de Venise dans Calcutta Desert, was ending a nine...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (1 (85)): 81–109.
Published: 01 May 2014
... and critically lauded: Samson and Delilah (dir. Warwick Thornton, Australia, 2009) received the Caméra d’Or at Cannes, Bran Nue Dae (dir. Rachel Perkins, Australia, 2009) won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, Toomelah (dir. Ivan Sen, Australia, 2011) was honored...
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Camera Obscura (1999) 14 (3 (42)): 30–49.
Published: 01 September 1999
... the Best Director Award at the Cannes Film Festival of the same year. "Let's Start Over Again": Nostalgia for a Mythic Origin 33 Let me begin by suggesting that Happy Together can be seen as a nostalgic film. This may surprise some readers for the simple fact that nostalgia is most...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 65–91.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Iveta Jusová; Dan Reyes Stylized, irreverent, and iconographically ambiguous, the 1969 Czech New Wave film The Fruit of Paradise ( Ovoce stromů rajských jíme , dir. Věra Chytilová) has frequently left even admiring audiences at a loss for words. In our reading, we take this film's intense...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 29–53.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Katherine Fusco This article argues that Virtual 2Pac , created in 2012 by Digital Domain Media Group in collaboration with Dr. Dre for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, represents an important twenty-first-century challenge to the relationships between performance and performer, film...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (2 (35)): 106–128.
Published: 01 May 1995
... after her several years in detention camps and her final clearance by French courts. The 1954 German premiere of Tiefland received little attention from the public but some critics applauded its artistic and technical quality." Jean Cocteau, president of the Cannes Film Festival jury at the time...