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.
A German actress has filed a lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, accusing the disgraced movie mogul of raping her in 2006. She says he threatened to torpedo her career if she spoke out against him.
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.
Von Trotta is one of a few German filmmakers who attended the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, where her film Searching for Ingmar Bergman was first screened. She told DW how the homage to the Swedish director came about.
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