04 June 2007

The Hollywood "celluloid ceiling"

Via Feministing, Jane Campion admits to feeling lonely on the Cannes directors' podium in USA Today

When Jane Campion was honored onstage at the Cannes Film Festival with about 30 other major directors Sunday, she was the lone woman of the bunch. And she's still not used to how strange that feels.

1 comment:

sphamilton said...

"I just think this is the way the world is, that men control the money, and they decide who they're going to give it to," Campion said in explaining why so few women get movies made.

Spot on.

I also find myself wondering about female directors who made one or two fantastic films and then disappeared from sight eg Allison Anders, who directed the wonderful
Gas food lodging .

According to Wikipedia she's still working, but no film since 2001.