Kristen Stewart, Jane Fonda And More Actresses Plan On Protesting At Cannes

Hours before the red-carpet march, Ms. Husson said the decision by the organizers of the festival to allow the women's march to coincide with the premiere of her movie - the story of a group of female fighters in Iraqi Kurdistan taking on ISIS - was a clever move to highlight their inclusion of a film with a mostly female cast and crew in the lineup.

Eighty two women working in the film industry, including Cate Blanchett, Ava DuVernay and Jane Fonda have taken to the Cannes red carpet in silent protest at the lack of female directors at the festival.

Blanchett, the jury president of this year's festival, led the group and read out a statement from the steps of the Palais des Festivals, joined by French film director Agnes Varda, who read the statement in French.

Cate Blanchett, as Head of the jury, will award the Palme d'Or. As women, we all face our own unique challenges, but we stand together on these stairs today as a symbol of our determination and commitment to progress. "We stand in solidarity with women of all industries".

The ranks included a battalion of Oscar winners from Helen Mirren and Marion Cotillard to U.S. blockbuster directors Ava DuVernay and Patty Jenkins who made "Wonder Woman".

Blanchett, a double Oscar victor, said they wanted "a world that allows all of us in front and behind the camera to thrive shoulder to shoulder with our male colleagues". The stairs of our industry must be accessible to all.

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Inside the energy was electric, with the DJs blasting "I'm Every Woman" as the crowd waited in line.

She made her return to the red carpet on Friday night when she attended the Ash Is Purest White premiere in a white, sheer beaded gown by Zuhair Murad.

One of the first women to call out Weinstein, Blanchett recently co-founded the "Time's Up" movement in support of abuse victims. "We believe that the distribution of power needs to be questioned. We want this to change".

The 5050x2020 movement then offers solutions of creating equal directorial boards by 2020 and the creation of "an observatory" to monitor equality in the French film business. But he's also signaled that the festival is reanalyzing its procedures and is making its selection committees gender balanced.

With Hollywood still reeling from the Harvey Weinstein scandal, and Cannes under fire for its dearth of women directors, the world's top film festival hopes to fend off some of the fierce criticism with the march.


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