Every year the very official Centre du Cinéma Français (CNC) publishes its report on the state of French cinema. The last available report published by the CNC is that of 2018:
Out of the total number of films that have been released in France, there are:
75% male directors, 23% female directors, 2% mixed.
This book is a survey of the American film industry and particularly Hollywood. Basically, it's not pretty, really, really not pretty at all... especially for women, whether they are storytellers, directors or actresses.
I have always worked to earn a living for myself and my children. So far, nothing extraordinary. I have a physically exhausting job, which requires carrying a lot of weight at arm's length. Arthrosis is present in all my joints. For 15 years, it has found my body very welcoming! I feel like a rusty iron robot. Six years ago, when I started writing the novels that had always invaded my head, I had to write them at night, on Sunday afternoons after work, and every hour I could pick up here and...
I read Olivia, by Olivia in its very first 1949 edition. I made researches to know who Olivia could be and I found: Dorothy Bussy (1865-1960), English, published three works, only one of them was a novel: Olivia in 1949. She has it published under the pseudonym Olivia. In my 1949 edition, the name Dorothy Bussy is not even mentioned.
In the previous century, in the previous millennium, in the 1970s, when I was a child, there was only one television, only one screen at home. Please excuse this clarification. It may be necessary for eighteen and twenty year olds like my children who believe that the Internet, computers, smart phones, screens of all kinds have always existed and have always been a common and family use! So we had only one television to which access, in my family, was very strictly regulated. I had been allowed...
In August, I spent one week in Berlin and Potsdam, Germany, with my family. During this stay rich in historical and cultural visits, moments of relaxation and surprises, I of course found time to read. I read Call me Woman, by Ellen Kuzwayo (1914-2006).