The London film festival announced its lineup in the opening week of the world’s oldest film festival, Venice.
A quarter of the films shown at the 61st BFI London film festival will be directed by women – a figure the organisers admit is “bad”.
Stewart said the London festival aimed to include more films directed by women than the 13% average, but that true parity was not possible.
Only one film out of 21 in the Venice competition is directed by a woman: Vivian Qu’s Angels Wear White, which is also a London contender.
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