César awards nominate 3 female directors for first time

For the first time in the history of the César awards – the French equivalent of the Oscars – three female directors are in the running for the coveted prize for Best Director at the upcoming ceremony on 26 February. They include Emmanuelle Bercot for the Cannes festival opener La Tête Haute,  Maïwenn for Mon Roi which…

Nabil Ayouch’s Much Loved takes top prize at Angoulême Festival

Nabil Ayouch’s film Much Loved has won the top prize at the Angoulême French Film Festival which took place over the weekend. Ayouch’s film tells the story of four women working as prostitutes in Morocco’s most popular tourist destination, Marrakesh.  It was banned by the Moroccan government after it was screened at this year’s Cannes Film Festival…