Saturday, May 25, 2019

Mati Diop

Friday, May. 17, 2019

Mati Diop was initially disappointed when she, by reading a news article, discovered that she was the first black female filmmaker in the Cannes Film Festival's prestigious competition in its 72-year history.

"I hadn't realized myself. I didn't know," the 36-year-old French-Senegalese...

Tuesday, May. 14, 2019

As the red carpet unfurled Tuesday at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival and Jim Jarmusch's zombie comedy "The Dead Don't Die" was set to premiere, jury president Alejandro Inarritu criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's plans for a Mexican border wall and lamented his tweets as "bricks of...

Sunday, May. 12, 2019

Mati Diop only realized long after her Dakar-set "Atlantics" had been selected to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival that she had made history. Diop, the 36-year-old French-born filmmaker of Senegalese heritage, is the first black woman in competition for Cannes' top honor, the Palme d'Or....

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