Le Deuxième Regard is a network comprised of women and men whose aim is to challenge gender stereotypes in cinema and fight for gender equality in the film industry.
Films promote a certain vision of the world, lifestyles and relationships between women and men. They do not escape class or gender-based determinisms. We believe there is no such thing as a “feminine” style of directing, and we’re not essentialists. All artists express themselves using their education, influences, and perspectives on the world based on their social status. We are interested in feminine and masculine representations and wish to shine a light on the women working in film who, to this day, remain underrepresented.
Le Deuxième Regard was founded in 2013, with the “Charter for the Equality of Women and Men in the Film Industry”, signed by Aurélie Filippetti (then Minister of Culture), Najat Vallaud Belkacem (then Minister of Women’s Rights), Frédérique Bredin (President of the CNC) and Véronique Cayla (President of Arte and patron of our association).
Le Deuxième Regard’s ambition is to raise awareness and initiate projects. It is a think tank representing a source of possibilities for the film industry. We wish to be thought-provoking and hope our work will allow for discoveries and new vocations!