DW reporter Adrian Kennedy is on the loose at the Cannes Film Festival on the French Riviera. This time he finds out about the 2018's red carpet rules and immediately tries to enforce them.
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.
Is this the end of the red carpet selfie hunters? The director of France's glamour film festival says that violators of the newly imposed selfie ban will not be let in to see films.
Two dissident directors are part of the festival's selection: the Iranian Jafar Panahi and the Russian Kirill Serebrennikov. Other provocative filmmakers are part of the line-up, including Jean-Luc Godard and Spike Lee.
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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