Women in the movie industry have demanded greater gender equality at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. Film legends like Wim Wenders, Spike Lee and Jean-Luc Godard are set to make an appearance in Cannes, too.
Von Trotta is one of a few German filmmakers who attended the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, where her film Searching for Ingmar Bergman was first screened. She told DW how the homage to the Swedish director came about.
Selfies are forbidden on the red carpet; Harvey Weinstein is persona non grata in Cannes, but Lars von Trier no longer is. While #MeToo remains a dominant issue, there are more women on the jury than in the competition.
Donald Trump should definitely watch this film, says director Spike Lee. His newest work BlacKkKlansman references the US president's racial policies.
A Land Imagined, a thriller by Yeo Siew Hua of Singapore, has won the top prize at the Locarno Film Festival. The film contrasts Southeast Asia's rich hub with the exploitation of impoverished migrant workers.
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