Helen Mirren calls for more women directors

July 3rd, 2012 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS  

London, July 3 (IANS) Actress Helen Mirren urges that the film industry needs to have more female directors.

The Oscar winner expressed her views after receiving the lifetime achievement award at the European country’s annual Karlovy Vary International Film event, reports express.co.uk.

“When I was making those (early) films, they were very, very few female directors, and there were certainly no women on set, which made taking one’s clothes off all the more difficult,” she said.

“Things have moved on, but as far as I’m concerned, they haven’t moved on enough. I don’t know how many female directors are presenting their films in this festival. I very much doubt that it’s 50 per cent. Not too many, I’m sure,” she added.

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