Girls of the Sun premieres at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival

Posted on 5/17/2018 by in Cannes Premiere Girls of the Sun Eva Husson

The world premiere of Girls of the Sun has taken place at the 2018 Cannes film festival.

Girls of the Sun, directed by Eva Husson, has had its world premiere in the Official Competition at this years Cannes Film Festival. With reports of a 10 minute standing ovation at the conclusion of the film, it can be assumed that the inspirational, feminist war-story was received extremely well.

Although the main focus of the evening was the film, the happenings that preceded the screening will go down in festival history. Members of the 2018 Jury (Kirsten Stewart, Lea Seydoux, Khadja Nin, Ava DuVernay and Cate Blanchett) walked the red carpet in protest of the lack of female filmmakers honored throughout the history of the festival. A total of 82 women walked arm in arm up the red carpet and stood atop the stairs to represent the mere 82 female-directed films that have featured in the official selection since the inception of the Cannes Film Festival in 1946.1,645 films in the past 71 years of competition have been directed by men.

The winner of the Official Competition (the Palme d'Or) will be announced at the awards ceremony on the evening of May 19th (Cannes time). 

"there seems little point in screening any more of the Palme d’Or entries for the winner, surely, has arrived?" - The Times on Girls of the Sun