Cannes’ 82-strong red carpet protest

With only three female directors in the Cannes Film Festival competition this year, are things really changing? Watch the video above to find out more.

For the last six months, women have been walking the red carpets of award ceremonies and festivals in protest at the situation of women in the film industry.

This year’s Cannes Film Festival was no exception – 82 prominent women in film walked up the steps of the Palais des Festivals to represent the mere 82 women who have been chosen to compete in the festival’s 71-year history.

And with only three female directors out of 21 in competition this year – has anything really changed? Emma Jones takes a look.

Watch the video above to find out more.

This clip is part of the Talking Movies: Cannes Film Festival 2018 programme, which airs on BBC News on Sat 19 May at 00:30 and Sunday 20 May at 00:30 and 16:30, and BBC World News on Sun 20 May at 01:30, 08:30, 20:30 and 23:30, Mon 21 May at 01:30, 09:00 and Tue 22 May at 09:00.

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