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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 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 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 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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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 155–185.
Published: 01 May 2021
... coverage at appropriate times in different regions after its premiere at Cannes. Cohen Media Group withheld the North American theatrical release until the fall, so the film would be eligible to screen at all the influential North American festivals mentioned above. Throughout this time, Varda's Instagram...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 109–125.
Published: 01 May 2021
... selection in the Festival de Cannes's 2012 “Cannes Classics” program. The booklet contains a synopsis of the film, a brief history of the film's initial screening at Cannes and its restoration, excerpts from press reviews, and a series of ten still images from the film, the location where they were shot...
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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 More
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (1 (106)): 1–7.
Published: 01 May 2021
... of maternity and eroticism; her symbolic engagement with politics and historical trauma; her development of her own production company, Ciné-Tamaris; her recent political activism at Cannes and importance to contemporary feminism; and her innovative marketing bridging international film festivals and social...
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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 (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 159–169.
Published: 01 September 2020
... for wom- en s authorship is important. Women filmmakers have historically been 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...
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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 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 (1977) 1 (2 (2)): 137–145.
Published: 01 September 1977
... 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-month commercial first run. And this is the same...
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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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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 (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
... Schmid, and Karel Novák). Zdeněk Liška, a celebrated Czech composer, wrote the film’s haunting score. Belgian cosponsors arranged for Fruit’s entry at the 1970 Cannes Film Festival, although it had a disappointing reception there. 2. Daisies, also coproduced with Krumbachová...
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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...
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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...