Julianne Moore & Other Red-Hot Stars Heat Up the 2018 Cannes Film Festival

Bessie Dean
May 9, 2018

But Blanchett said the increased awareness of women's issues would have "no direct impact" on who wins. Oh my god, we failed already.' We're dealing with what we have in front of us. Cannes and Netflix have been trading barbs for weeks, with Netflix's CEO Reed Hastings admitting recently that things got a little out of hand between the two sides.

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Blanchett, one of the few women in Hollywood with the clout to carry a movie single-handedly, insists the film industry must change.

Blanchett noted the festival has improved the gender parity of its selection committees.

Throughout the film festival, the GCC team of fashion supply chain and fiber experts will be working with talents like Blanchett, as well as fashion houses, designers, stylists, and even fabric mills and textile laboratories, in hopes of shifting the perception and production of fashion toward sustainability. "It has been irritating to me to think that I'm in Cannes because I'm a woman filmmaker and that now, with everything that's happening, the world has chose to put females in the spotlight".

Just one of the three women competing for the Palme has done so previously.

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"It's addressing the gender gap and it's addressing the racial diversity and the equality and it's the way we make our work ..." In March, Cannes announced three major changes and new rules for the festival this year: no selfies on the red carpet, no Netflix films (in connection with French distributors upset because of archaic laws about films required to be in cinemas), and no more press screenings before the "public" (they're not really public anyway) world premieres in the evening. "Not specifically", the Australian actress said. They are here because of the quality of work.

As one senior film critic said in an informal chat: "The festival is telling us that it isn't about the media; it is about the filmmakers". The last time Nic was at Cannes was in 2015 for the Paul Schrader film "Dog Eat Dog" featuring Willem Dafoe. For two decades, Weinstein had been an omnipresent figure at the festival, where several of his alleged sex crimes took place.

Spanish film royalty, Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem, walked the red carpet to open the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday with their film "Everybody Knows", written and directed by Iranian double-Oscar victor Asghar Farhadi. But that did not stop the Oscar victor from delivering the kind of deft, articulate responses that proved her the ideal leader-no offense, Cannes director Thierry Frémaux-to guide the flawed French festival through its Time's Up-era evolution. "The whole world has changed".

From a hotline to report harassers at the event to flyers urging participants to behave properly, Marlene Schiappa hopes to use the glitz and glamour of Cannes to ramp up the pressure.

An Italian actress identified as Asia Argento made claims that the movie mogul, raped her in his luxury hotel suit when she was 21.

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