Culture&Arts

Cate Blanchett on Why #MeToo Will Take Time to Transform Hollywood

Cate Blanchett on Why #MeToo Will Take Time to Transform Hollywood

"A few years ago there were only two!"

Scorsese, who won the festival's top prize, the Palme d'Or, for "Taxi Driver", was in Cannes for an anniversary screening of his 1973 breakthrough "Mean Streets".

He and other executives behind the annual movie gathering, held on the French Riviera, are planning to make this year's event a female-friendly one, setting up a telephone hotline for victims of sexual harassment and abuse to report their experiences - and on Monday, May 07, Fremaux and his team instituted even more sweeping changes in a bid to help support gender equality.

She said: "Is (#MeToo) going to have a direct impact on the film in competition this year, six nine months on?" Before accepting the position of jury president, Blanchett said that she had laid out her own stipulations to Frémaux.

It has also further increased pressure on Cannes to address the glaring gender imbalance in its main competition and overhaul a dress code considered sexist by critics, with women stopped on the red carpet in previous years for not wearing high heels.

"They are not there because of their gender [rather] they are there because of the quality of their work", Blanchett said. Kristen Stewart - now an established Cannes favourite - spoke cryptically of her plan to assess the films.

The protesters will include: 100 top actresses and female film directors.

She told the Associated Press: "Would I like to see more women in competition?"

"It isn't just the Cannes Film Festival that's going to change", he said Tuesday.

As a jury, though, Blanchett said, "We are dealing with what we have this year, and our role in the next nearly two weeks is to deal with what is in front of us".

And among the four men is a Chinese actor (Chang Chen), a Canadian director (Denis Villeneuve), and Russian writer, director Andrey Zvyaginstsev whose Loveless remains one of the best films of 2017. Cannes blocked Netflix from attending, by mandating that all films in competition must have theatrical distribution in France.

Festival director Thierry Fremaux, who called the Weinstein revelations an "earthquake" for Cannes, has promised this year heralds "a great renewal". I am humbled by the privilege and responsibility of presiding over this year's jury.

"Being attractive doesn't preclude being intelligent", she stated firmly. "This is, by its very nature, a glamorous, fantastic, spectacular festival", Blanchett said.

On the Netflix debate, DuVernay only referenced the situation vaguely. "You don't come to Cannes to see yourself, you come to Cannes to see films".

But Danish provocateur filmmaker Lars von Trier will return to Cannes seven years after being declared "persona non grata" for joking about being a Nazi and having sympathy for Hitler.

Pointedly, however, he has not risked giving von Trier a press conference this time for his new serial killer flick, "The House That Jack Built" with Uma Thurman and Matt Dillon.

The new "Star Wars" spin-off, "Solo", is the only Hollywood blockbuster in a slightly less starry line-up than usual.


  • Police Name Victims In Brookeville Triple Shooting

    Police Name Victims In Brookeville Triple Shooting

    Thomas Manger, after set up in the home of neighbors shooting Snyder barricaded himself in his house and resisted police. Christopher Wilson Snyder, 41, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to NBC affiliate WRC .
    Timeline on 2 days of showers and storms for MI

    Timeline on 2 days of showers and storms for MI

    Otherwise, just some passing clouds here and there through the night will go along with overnight lows in the 50s. Timing for rain has sped up a bit, with showers and storms possible mid to late morning for our Saturday.
    NASA launches historic Mars mission from Vandenberg Air Force Base

    NASA launches historic Mars mission from Vandenberg Air Force Base

    The first NASA mission that will look into the Martian interior is now on its way to the red planet. In December 2015, NASA announced it was postponing the launch to 2018.
  • Road signs pointing to 'US Embassy' go up in Jerusalem

    Road signs pointing to 'US Embassy' go up in Jerusalem

    Around 800 visitors, mostly from the United States and Israel, are expected to attend the cutting of the red-tape next week. President Donald Trump will apparently not travel to Israel for the controversial opening of the U.S.
    Ashmore Group (ASHM) Given New GBX 409 Price Target at Shore Capital

    Ashmore Group (ASHM) Given New GBX 409 Price Target at Shore Capital

    Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Liability Com stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) or 94,870 shares. The firm operates in four divisions: Property, Residential, Construction, and Services.Last it reported negative earnings.
    Unemployment Drops To 3.9 Percent, Lowest In 17 Years

    Unemployment Drops To 3.9 Percent, Lowest In 17 Years

    Barrera adds that there has not been a lot of movement when it comes to job turnover either which could negatively impact wages. Overall, the job gains occurred in professional and business services, manufacturing, health care, and mining categories.
  • AMU Controversy Part of Conspiracy: RLD Leader

    AMU Controversy Part of Conspiracy: RLD Leader

    The Jinnah row started after BJP's Aligarh MP Satish Gautam wrote to AMU raising objections to the portrait. There seems to be no end to controversies concerning Muhammad Ali Jinnah .
    Weekend box office: Avengers: Infinity War keeps going strong

    Weekend box office: Avengers: Infinity War keeps going strong

    The previous record of fastest time for a movie to make a $1 billion was 12 days for " Star Wars: The Force Awakens ". Infinity War has received generally positive reviews from critics, and moviegoers gave it an A CinemaScore.
    The 2018 Kentucky Derby features favorite who must buck history to win

    The 2018 Kentucky Derby features favorite who must buck history to win

    That means if you happen to hit the Kentucky Derby trifecta, and you want to re-watch the moment you beat the odds, you can. Along with Magnum Moon , Vino Rosso and Noble Indy were double-digit longshots for the trainer, who is tied with mentor D.
  • Pompeo Already on His Way to North Korea

    Pompeo Already on His Way to North Korea

    The three Korean-Americans - Kim Dong Chul, Kim Hak Song and Tony Kim - are all accused by the North of anti-state activities. In retaliation, the North had sent over balloons carrying anti-South leaflets, along with starting their own broadcasts.
    Turnout low in Lebanon's first parliamentary election in 9 years

    Turnout low in Lebanon's first parliamentary election in 9 years

    The elections, the first since 2009, were postponed twice for security reasons and political disputes over an electoral law. Faisal Karami, the son of the late pro-Syrian Prime Minister Omar Karami, won a seat for the first time.

    Vodafone Group Plc (LON:VOD) Weekly Ratings as of May 6, 2018

    Bnp Paribas Arbitrage owns 0% invested in Compass Group PLC (LON:CPG) for 106,387 shs. 226,732 were reported by Macquarie Limited. California Pub Employees Retirement System stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in Arrow Global Group PLC (LON:ARW).