Cate Blanchett Defends Cannes Film Festival's Low Selection of Female Directors

Cate Blanchett Defends Cannes Film Festival's Low Selection of Female Directors

Cate Blanchett Defends Cannes Film Festival's Low Selection of Female Directors

Everybody Knows, which opened the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival last night, is an ensemble whodunit which begins in a celebratory mood, during the final preparations for a wedding in a picturesque village near Madrid. On this day, on the steps of the Palace of festivals and Congress has traditionally held the opening ceremony.

"I think there's still time", he said of getting Panahi to the Saturday premiere of his film "3 Faces".

Huma Qureshi, who joined the league this year, has also left us stunned with her first appearance at the film festival.

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In the entire schedule of films, the only blockbuster hit that will be projected in the festival during the fortnight is "Solo: A Star Wars Story". "Not specifically. There are several women in competition".

Cate Blanchett also addressed the audience when she was introduced before Scorsese and said that she was honoured to be chair the prestigious jury that awards the highest film honour at Cannes known as the Palme d'Or. "Absolutely." Blanchett stated that was her hope for the future of women in cinema. The fact that we know each other and trust each other helps'.

"When I was in my twenties, I thought the more I tortured myself the more I would stay in character and the better the result would be".

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Festival director Thierry Fremaux and his team choose the official programme from about 1600 films.

Cate Blanchett surprised by the choice of attire.

"Without having had a single conversation about a film yet, (I know) we will disappoint and confound".

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Yet with no fewer than a dozen films with LGBT themes, and others tackling child abuse, male prostitution and an eye-watering DIY sex change, it has all the makings of a vintage year for scandal and controversy in Cannes.

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