Jessica Chastain doesn't like the way women were depicted at 2017 Cannes Film Festival, so Jury gives Best Director prize to Sofia Coppola's good, but not great "The Beguiled"


Oh, give me a break Jessica. You know, I love you and all, but this is going a little too far. So is giving Sofia Coppola a Best Director prize for a film that has her remaking "The Beguiled," a film that wasn't even that essential in the first place. 

I saw all 19 movies in competition and, yes, there is obviously a gender issue going on, but we are already seeing a change, every year more and more female directors are finding work. It's a great time we live in, but, in all honesty, I see Coppola winning the Directing prize like a big slap in the face. It was a protest vote, pure and simple. I really look forward to watching "The Beguiled" again, in a more rested, non-chaotic state as compared to the chaos of Cannes, but I can name you 10 or more directors in the competition that deserved that prize more than Sofia did.

I think it's a more complex problem than what she is saying. I mean, you can't really fault the movies just because they don't have a women's POV. It all starts with having more female directors, female film critics.

Jessica says this:


This is the first time I watched 20 films in 10 days, and what I really took away from this experience is how the world views women,” Chastain says. “It was quite disturbing to me, to be honest. There were quite some exceptions. I was surprised by the representation of female characters on film.
I think if we include more female storytellers, I hope we have more women that I see in my own day-to-day life. They just don’t react to the men around them. They have their own point-of-view.
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