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.
As stage and screen director Kirill Serebrennikov goes to trial in Moscow for alleged fraud, the release of his film "Leto" in Germany is a metaphor for resistance. The movie was made under prolonged house arrest.
The French actress has worked with greats likes Luis Bunuel and Roman Polanski, often playing bourgeois women who teeter on the edge. Celebrated as one of Europe's best actresses, she is not without controversy.
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.
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