Cannes 2017: Where are all the women directors?

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The red carpet is being dusted off for the premiere of Sofia Coppola’s film « The Beguiled ». She’s just one of three female directors in this year’s official competition. In France, the top cinema school has just as many female students as males but women represent a much smaller proportion of directors once they start work. Olivia Salazar-Winspear, Claire Williams and Pierrick Leurent met with an up-and-coming director at Cannes to find out why so many women abandon the business.

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