(ANSA) – NEW YORK, JAN 3 – After the successes at the box office and at the awards of 2019 and 2020, films by women directors mark a retreat: they were just 12%, compared to 16% last year, the films directed by women who entered the ranking of the 100 top box-office champions in the year that has just ended. The setback is at the center of a study called “Celluloid Ceiling” and published for the 24th consecutive year by the San Diego State’s Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film. A slightly higher percentage of female directors was registered by expanding the films in question to the 250 most profitable in 2021: they were 17% compared to 18% in 2020. The setback figure goes against the trend with the presence of important films, albeit released. at the end of the year when the Omicron variant returned to do damage for exhibitors, such as the western “The Power of the Dog” by Jane Campion with Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst and “The Lost Daughter” by Maggie Gyllenhaal based on Elena’s novel of the same name Ferrante, both potential Academy Awards nominees, or as Chloé Zhao’s “Eternals” for Marvel and African-American Nia DaCosta’s horror “Candyman” who hit the box office. However, these successes remain the exception to the rule. (HANDLE).
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