Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

Cate Blanchett Just Led a Women's March at Cannes

Cate Blanchett Just Led a Women's March at Cannes

Fremaux says they hope this pledge reinforces the realisation that the world has changed and that our history and habits must be questioned.

"We must question our history and our habits", the Cannes festival director added, calling on other global film festivals to follow suit.

Wearing a 50/50 button - a symbol of the "50/50 by 2020" arm of Time's Up, which is working toward gender parity in Hollywood in the next two years - Blanchett said that though women are not a minority worldwide, "the current state of our industry says otherwise".

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As 5050×2020 made note prior to the red carpet protest on May 13, only 82 films directed by women have competed for the Palme d'Or in Cannes' 71-year history.

Cate Blanchett and Agnès Varda led a women's march on the Cannes red carpet.

Saturday's protest came ahead of the premiere of Eva Husson's Girls Of The Sun, which is about a Kurdish battalion of women soldiers.

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Its key commitments include the compilation of statistics to record the gender of the filmmakers and key crew of all submissions; a promise to improve transparency around selection processes by publicly listing the members of its selection and programming committees; and to work toward parity on their executive boards. Without Thierry Fremaux saying yes to the pledge, without saying yes to the stairs, we wouldn't be here.

Directed by Julio Hernandez Cordon, the film received warm applauses in its first presentation on Monday, a movie in which most of the actors are not professionals, included the 10-year-old younger daughter of the director, Matilde.

In the meantime, at the busy Saudi Arabia pavilion at Cannes, two of Saudi Arabia's leading filmmakers, Haifaa Al-Mansour and Abdullah Al-Eyaf, appeared on a panel in the Saudi pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival, where the topic of debate became whether the country needs an worldwide film festival. "'Cómprame un revólver" is one of the 20 selected films for the Directors" Fortnight, non competitive section of Cannes Film Festival which is celebrating this year its 50th edition.

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This is the first Cannes festival since allegations of sexual abuse were first made against producer Harvey Weinstein previous year. The attendees broke into a rendition of "Happy Birthday" for the Hollywood actress after the signing.

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