Cannes Film Fest 2019: Gender Gap in Thriller Genre

The gender gap between male and female filmmakers is most evident in the thriller genre.

Of the more than 160 thrillers on offer at the 2019 Cannes Film Market, only 9 (less than 6 percent) are directed by women.

This figure reflects the industry at large.

When it comes to action, it seems, female directors need not apply.

How female directors are standing up to make the movies they want to make despite being “viewed as a ‘higher-risk’ prospect.”