Jessica Chastain Call Cannes Films Representation of Women ‘Disturbing’

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A video of Jessica Chastain chastising Cannes films for their onscreen illustration of women went viral yesterday. The video was taken by filmmaker Ava DuVernay during a press discussion hold Sunday after a annual awards were handed out. 

Chastain’s comments came after her jury awarded Sofia Coppola a Best Director endowment for her film The Beguiling. Coppola of march became usually a second lady to ever win that award, and initial given 1961. During a press discussion Chastain said “I do trust that if we have womanlike storytelling we also have some-more authentic womanlike characters. This is a initial time I’ve watched 20 films in 10 days, and we adore movies. And a one thing we unequivocally took divided from this knowledge is how a universe views women from a womanlike characters that we saw represented. It was utterly unfortunate to me, to be honest.”

While not all of a films contributed to her opinion, she was still astounded by what she had seen. She also has wish for a future. “I do wish that when we embody some-more womanlike storytellers, we will have some-more of a women that we commend in my day-to-day life. Ones that are proactive, have their possess agencies, don’t only conflict to a group around them. They have their possess indicate of view.”

This isn’t a initial time Chastain has oral out about a issue. The 40-year-old singer wrote an letter for The Hollywood Reporter in 2015 while filming The Zookeeper’s Wife, saying afterwards that she wanted to see some-more women behind a camera. She’s also been one of a pushing army behind Freckle Films, a productions association that aim to assistance foster women in film. 

 

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