Feminist riposte hits Cannes Film Festival

French women took on the patriarchy on the big screen and the red carpet with the Cannes screening of “Feminist Riposte”, by Marie Perennès and Simon Depardon, about the feminist activists whose influential poster campaign highlighted the scourge of sexist violence. Political protests are ostensibly banned on the red carpet at Cannes. But twice already … Read more

In Cannes’ ‘Holy Spider,’ a Serial Killer Murders Prostitutes in Iran – and the Country Supports Him

A serial killer roams the streets at night, picking off desperate prostituted women, many of whom are hooked on crack, and strangles them to death in his home. A young female journalist, who is (naturally) feisty and emotionally invested in the case, sets about tracking down the murderer, who has become known as the Spider … Read more