Women in the movie industry have demanded greater gender equality at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. Film legends like Wim Wenders, Spike Lee and Jean-Luc Godard are set to make an appearance in Cannes, too.
Selfies are forbidden on the red carpet; Harvey Weinstein is persona non grata in Cannes, but Lars von Trier no longer is. While #MeToo remains a dominant issue, there are more women on the jury than in the competition.
Eighty-two female stars at the Cannes Film Festival have staged a red-carpet protest against gender inequality. They also called for "a safe workplace" following allegations against producer Harvey Weinstein.
"Shoplifters" by Hirokazu Kore-eda has won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. A total of 21 movies were competing to win the top prize.
The Cannes Film Festival has long been criticized for gender imbalance on its juries and in its film selection. Now, on the heels of a red-carpet protest, the festival's director has pledged to strive for equality.
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