Buzzing: Five women on Cannes film festival jury

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Five women on Cannes film festival jury

Actresses Cate Blanchett, Kristen Stewart and Lea Seydoux will head a starry female-dominated jury at the Cannes Film Festival next month, the organisers said. American writer-director Ava DuVernay (above) and Burundian singer-composer Khadja Nin are the other two women on the nine-person jury.

But in a year that the #MeToo movement has dominated the headlines, only three female directors are among the 18 in competition.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 19, 2018, with the headline 'Buzzing'. Print Edition | Subscribe