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Cate Blanchett Leads Cannes Movie Competition Girls’s March in Honor of Gender Equality

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Kirsten Stewart, Lea Seydoux, Khadja Nin, Ava DuVernay, Cate Blanchett, Protest, Cannes Film Festival

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They’re taking a crimson carpet stand!

Cannes Movie Competition Jury head Cate Blanchet led a girls’s march, alongside Ava DuVernay, Kristen Stewart, Salma Hayek, Patty Jenkins and lots of extra girls, on the steps of the Palais des Festivals to protest gender inequity on the famed movie pageant and to advertise gender equality within the movie trade.

At Saturday’s screening of Eva Husson‘s Women Of The Solar, a drama about Kurdish feminine fighters, Blanchett joined 81 girls on the crimson carpet on the 71st Annual Cannes Movie Competition to signify every of the 82 movies directed by girls which were within the official choice in the entire of the 71-year-competition—in the meantime 1,645 movies have been directed by males.

Cate Blanchett, Cannes Film Festival 2018, Protest

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Based on The Hollywood Reporter, Blanchett gave highly effective remarks on the steps to a sea of onlookers.

“On these steps at the moment stand 82 girls representing the variety of feminine administrators who’ve climbed these stairs for the reason that first version of the Cannes Movie Competition in 1946. In the identical interval 1688 male administrators have climbed these exact same stairs. Within the 71 years of this world-renowned pageant there have been 12 feminine heads of its juries,” stated the Oscar-winning actress in a statement learn together with Faces Locations director Agnès Varda. “The celebrated Palme d’Or has been bestowed upon 71 male administrators – too quite a few to say by title—however solely two girls—Jane Campion [director of The Piano], who’s with us in spirit, and Agnès Varda who stands with us at the moment.”

Protest, Cannes Film Festival 2018

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Blanchett and Varda continued, “We’ll count on our establishments to actively present parity and transparency of their government our bodies and secure environments wherein to work. We’ll count on our governments to guarantee that the legal guidelines of equal pay for equal work are upheld. We’ll demand that our workplaces are numerous and equitable in order that they’ll greatest mirror the world wherein we truly reside. A world that permits all of us behind and in entrance of the digital camera to thrive shoulder to shoulder with our male colleagues. We acknowledge the entire ladies and men who’re standing for change. The steps of our trade should be accessible to all. Let’s climb.”

THR Senior Workers Author Chris Gardner posted a number of movies and images on social media from the historic crimson carpet. 

Together with a video, the journalist wrote, “Eva Husson and her Women of the Solar actresses enter #Cannes2018 crimson carpet to @Beyonce “Run the World (Women)”. Wonderful second on night time of Cate Blanchett speech and #5050X2020 girls’s march. They’re dancing and infusing to electrical vitality in Palais.”

The French model of the #MeToo motion often known as 5050×2020 orchestrated the occasion.

Their web site explains, “Whereas French cinema wasn’t shaken by the Weinstein shock wave, it’s important that we transfer to take concrete motion reaching past the problem of sexual abuse alone.”

The location continues, “We imagine that the chance to work in an egalitarian and inclusive atmosphere should be seized as a result of we’re sure that the equal sharing of energy will promote profound artistic renewal.”

Take a look at all of the images from the ladies’s march and the Women of the Solar premiere…

Ava DuVernay, Cate Blanchett, 2018 Cannes Film Festival, Protest

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Ava Duvernay, a jury member, and jury president Cate Blanchett walked the crimson carpet as a part of 82 movie trade professionals to signify, what they describe as pervasive gender inequality on the pageant.

Cate Blanchett, 2018 Cannes Film Festival

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The Oscar winner seems on the crimson carpet earlier than the Women of the Solar premiere throughout the night time of protest.

 Sofia Boutella, Salma Hayek, Patty Jenkins, Protest, Cannes Film Festival 2018

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Sofia Boutella, Salma Hayek, Patty Jenkins and extra pose on the crimson carpet in protest of the dearth of feminine filmmakers honored all through the historical past of the pageant on the screening of Women Of The Solar.

Kristen Stewart, Lea Seydoux, 2018 Cannes Film Festival, Protest

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The American star and the French actress stroll arm-in-arm on the crimson carpet in protest of the dearth of feminine filmmakers honored all through the historical past of the pageant.

Marion Cotillard, 2018 Cannes Film Festival, Protest

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The French actress walks the crimson carpet in protest of the dearth of feminine filmmakers honored all through the historical past of the pageant on the screening of Women Of The Solar throughout the 71st annual Cannes Movie Competition on the Palais des Festivals on Might 12, 2018 in Cannes, France.

Salma Hayek, Sofia Boutella, Patty Jenkins, 2018 Cannes Film Festival, Protest

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The trio of girls take to the crimson carpet holding arms.

Helen Mirren, Cannes Film Festival 2018

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Helen Mirren attends the screening of Women Of The Solar throughout the 71st annual Cannes Movie Competition at Palais des Festivals on Might 12, 2018 in Cannes, France.

Kendall Jenner, Cannes Film Festival 2018

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Supermodel goes for a sheer costume for the Women Of The Solar premiere. 

Amber Heard, Cannes Film Festival 2018

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The actress makes an look on the Women Of The Solar premiere. 

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