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82 women walk the red carpet in Cannes film fest protest

CANNES, France --- Eighty-two women climbed the steps of the Palais des Festivals at the Cannes Film Festival in an unprecedented red carpet protest to press for improved gender equality in the film industry. The number of stars, filmmakers and film industry professionals ascending the steps represented the number of female filmmakers who have been selected to compete at Cannes during the festival's seven-decade history. In contrast to their 82, 1,866 films directed by men have been picked for the prestigious festival lineup. Organizers said the event was orchestrated by the Time's Up movement and the French movement known as 5020x2020 to show "how hard it is still to climb ...Keep on reading: 82 women walk the red carpet in Cannes film fest protest.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerMay 13th, 2018

Women take over the red carpet at Cannes

CANNES — Jane Fonda, Salma Hayek and Marion Cotillard were among 82 women who made a symbolic walk up the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday, in a demonstration of solidarity for women struggling for a voice in the movie industry. At the first Cannes festival since the sexual abuse scandals that […] The post Women take over the red carpet at Cannes appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018

Time s up : Female stars fight back at Cannes protest

CANNES, France – Cate Blanchett, Kristen Stewart and Jane Fonda will join dozens of other female film industry professionals for a "milestone" protest on Cannes' red carpet Saturday denouncing the sex discrimination plaguing the movies. With Hollywood still reeling from the Harvey Weinstein scandal, and Cannes under fire for its dearth ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 12th, 2018

Sarajevo film fest honors Turkish Palme d’Or winner

Turkish director and Cannes Palme d'Or winner Nuri Bilge Ceylan on Friday received an outstanding contribution award at the opening of the Sarajevo film festival. "This is great honour for me, really, and I accept it with my heart," the director said after receiving the "Heart of Sarajevo" award. Ceylan scooped the top prize at the Cannes film festival in 2014 for his epic drama "Winter Sleep". His latest feature, "The Wild Pear Tree", was also selected to compete for the Palme d'Or at Cannes. The Sarajevo film festival, now in its 24th year, will also celebrate Ceylan's talent as a stills photographer with a exhibition of his work in the Bosnian capital. The...Keep on reading: Sarajevo film fest honors Turkish Palme d’Or winner.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

South Korean women protest against ‘spy cam porn’

SEOUL, South Korea --- Thousands of South Korean women gathered in Seoul on Saturday to demand stronger government action to fight the spread of intimate photos and video taken by hidden cameras, which they say has women living in constant anxiety and distress. Police said about 18,000 took part in the women-only protest, with demonstrators calling for stronger investigations and punishments against male offenders who photograph or film women without their knowledge and post the material online. Most of the protesters covered their faces with baseball caps, sunglasses and surgical masks as instructed by organizers, who intended to speak out against an environment in which women...Keep on reading: South Korean women protest against ‘spy cam porn’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 8th, 2018

23rd edition of French fest unreels tomorrow

The Francophile in me is more than excited for the 23rd edition of the French Film Festival (FFF) in the Philippines. This year's festival features 21 contemporary and recent French films, plus a retrospective of the master of French film noir, Jean-Pierre Melville. The FFF continues its tradition of paying tribute to Philippine cinema on Independence Day (June 12). It will feature Raymond Red's "Anino" and "Himpapawid." Red bagged the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for the short film "Anino." Zig Dulay's "Bagahe" will also be shown. It won the grand prize (Cyclo d'Or) of the Vesoul Asian Film Festival. The FFF will run from June 6 to 12 at Greenbelt 3, June 8-12 at Bon...Keep on reading: 23rd edition of French fest unreels tomorrow.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 4th, 2018

Cate Blanchett on ‘Ocean’s 8’: I have hit the jackpot

  LOS ANGELES---Cate Blanchett, striking in a bright yellow pantsuit, gold heels and the reddest lipstick, walked into a hotel meeting room in Manhattan looking like she owned the world. "No, I think Viacom and Google own the world," she quipped. The Aussie, who recently headed the Cannes Film Festival jury, is one of the few actresses in contemporary cinema who evokes true glamour and the magnetism of the stars of Hollywood's golden age. Asked how she does it---consistently among the stunners on the red carpet---Cate cracks, "Oh it's easy. I wake up and look like that. No hair and makeup people. I do it all myself (laughs). What is great is that I have had a long cr...Keep on reading: Cate Blanchett on ‘Ocean’s 8’: I have hit the jackpot.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2018

Middle-aged women are real action heroes says Cannes director

CANNES — Forget The Rock and Bruce Willis. Middle-aged women are the real action heroes, according to the maker of a fast-paced feminist film pleasing crowds at the Cannes film festival. Benedikt Erlingsson said there is nothing far-fetched about his action hero Halla, a broody choir director staring 50 in the face who becomes an […] The post Middle-aged women are real action heroes says Cannes director appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMay 17th, 2018

2 directors, barred at home, still speak loudly at Cannes

CANNES, France (AP) --- Twice the Cannes Film Festival has risen to give standing ovations to empty seats. Chairs were left poignantly vacant for two absent filmmakers whose films are in competition for the Palme d'Or at Cannes. Both Iran's Jafar Panahi and Russia's Kirill Serebrennikov were unable to attend their red carpet premieres because both are barred from traveling out of their home countries. Their absence has put the Cannes spotlight on two cases of artist censorship, their defenders say. Both were loudly applauded in absentia at their premieres. At the festival news conferences for each of their films, an empty seat was placed in the center of the panel, with a pl...Keep on reading: 2 directors, barred at home, still speak loudly at Cannes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 14th, 2018

Barred Iranian director gets standing Cannes ovation

The new film by Iran's Jafar Panahi, who is banned from leaving Iran, has premiered to a standing ovation at the Cannes film festival, with a seat left symbolically empty for the dissident director. Panahi's children and the cast of "Three Faces", which is vying for the Palme d'Or top prize, were welcomed with thunderous applause as they arrived for the gala screening late Saturday. The meditative story about the intertwined fate of three Iranian women is one of 21 movies in competition at the world's biggest film festival. It is the second Iranian work in competition alongside Asghar Farhadi's "Everybody Knows" starring Spanish star couple Penelope Cruz and Javier...Keep on reading: Barred Iranian director gets standing Cannes ovation.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 13th, 2018

Bollywood star Siddiqui takes ‘free speech’ hero to Cannes

When Indian actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui walks the red carpet at Cannes, he may take a moment to ponder just how far he has come and where he is headed. In just over a decade, Siddiqui has gone from a struggling bit-part actor worried about finding food to an acclaimed international star coveted by directors for his versatility across all genres. "When your film gets selected in a good category, you feel confident that you are on the right track and your choice of films is good," Siddiqui told AFP. His latest film sees him play the lead role in "Manto", a biopic about the troubled life of Indian-Pakistani writer Saadat Hasan Manto. The movie, directed by Nandita Das, has been s...Keep on reading: Bollywood star Siddiqui takes ‘free speech’ hero to Cannes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 7th, 2018

Kristen Stewart and Ava DuVernay Were Added to the Cannes Film Festival Jury

Cannes Film Festivaljust announced their full competition jury and we're celebrating the female-majority! For the first time since 2014, they are adding more women to the mix like actress Kristen Stewart and A Wrinkle in Time director Ava DuVernay. This comes after the previous announcement that Cate Blanchett will be the jury president! The three women will also be joined by Burundian singer Khadja Nin and actress La Seydoux. The rest of the jury will be French director Robert Gudiguian, Wong Kar-Wai, Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villenueve, Andrey Zvyagintsev, and Chinese actor Chang Chen. "For the last four years, I've become much more concerned about the presence of wom...Keep on reading: Kristen Stewart and Ava DuVernay Were Added to the Cannes Film Festival Jury.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018

Female stars dominate Cannes festival 2018 jury

PARIS, France – Hollywood actresses Cate Blanchett , Kristen Stewart and Lea Seydoux will head a starry female-dominated jury at the Cannes film festival next month, the organizers said Wednesday, April 18 American writer-director Ava DuVernay of Selma fame and Burundian singer and composer Khadja Nin complete the 5 women ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 18th, 2018

Star Wars spin-off to be presented at the Cannes film festival

PARIS — The latest spin-off in the Star Wars saga, dedicated to Han Solo, will be screened at Cannes next month, the film festival announced Friday. Solo: A Star Wars Story will grace the festival’s red carpet ahead of its release in France and the US. “Presented out of competition, the latest film of the […] The post Star Wars spin-off to be presented at the Cannes film festival appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 9th, 2018

Star Wars spin-off to be presented at Cannes

PARIS, France –The latest spin-off in the Star Wars saga, dedicated to Han Solo, will be screened at Cannes next month, the film festival announced Friday, April 6. Solo: A Star Wars Story will grace the festival's red carpet ahead of its release in France and the US. ( ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 7th, 2018

Six PH films in Cambodian fest

Six Filipino films will be screened at the 8th Cambodia International Film Festival in Phnom Penh, ongoing until March 11. Victor Kaiba Villanueva's "Patay na si Hesus" is part of the International section. Meanwhile, Petersen Vargas' "2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten" and Gerardo Calagui's "Those Long Haired Nights" are featured in the Colorful World program. The fest's website describes "Patay na si Hesus" as "a seemingly solemn journey which quickly turns into a hysterical ... series of misadventures." The site sums up "2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten" as a "colorful, coming-of-age drama film." According to the site, "Those Long Haired Nights" relates the stories of three transgender women who "c...Keep on reading: Six PH films in Cambodian fest.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 5th, 2018

120 Beats per Minute wins best film at French Oscars

PARIS, France – 120 Beats per Minute (120 battements par minute) won best film on Friday night at the "French Oscars" –the Cesars – where many attendees wore white ribbons in protest at violence against women. The Robin Campillo film, which tells the story of French AIDS activists in the 1990s, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2018

Stars wear 'MeToo white ribbons at French Oscars

PARIS, France – Stars wore white ribbons in protest at violence against women at the "French Oscars"  – the Cesars – on Friday night, March 2 where 120 Beats per Minute, a powerful drama about AIDS activists in the 1990s, won best film . The Cesars sparked feminist fury last year by inviting controversial ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2018

Life s a Beach: Cannes Ships in Sand for Film Festival

CANNES, FRANCE - Every year the French Riviera town of Cannes rolls out the red carpet to A-list celebrities at the world's most glamorous film festival. Now it wants to roll out a bigger beach too......»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2018

Golden Globes: Men in black mocked for flimsy 'MeToo support

LOS ANGELES, USA  – Normally ahead of the Golden Globes, the women of Hollywood would be clamoring to find the perfect headline-grabbing dress for the red carpet.  Instead, many are planning to sport basic black to Sunday's gala  –  a sartorial protest over sexual harassment. Jessica Chastain, Meryl Streep and Emma Stone ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 4th, 2018

Stars in Piaget high jewelry on 70th Cannes Film Festival’s red carpet

Stars in Piaget high jewelry on 70th Cannes Film Festival’s red carpet.....»»

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