The feminist collective “Elles font des films” on Wednesday at the opening of the Brussels International Film Festival (BRIFF) to protest against the lack of films by female directors. Only four of the 32 films on the festival will be shown, were made by women.
With some thirty women and signs with the inscriptions “4/32” were the members of “Elles font des films” drawn up on the red carpet at the UGC De Brouckère. There was Wednesday, the opening film and Belgian premiere of “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” took place.
When Terry Gilliam, the American director of the opening film, on the red carpet appeared, he encouraged the protesting ladies straight away to their slogan loudly to repeat. A gesture that the members of “Elles font les films” will be able to appreciate it.
The feminist collective has more than 140 female directors and complain at every opportunity, the uneven distribution between men and women in the world of film.
The Brussels International Film Festival at its first edition and will run from 20 to 30 June, with various films on no fewer than seven locations in the capital. The main guest for this edition is Claudia Cardinale.