Midway through the awards for 71st Cannes Film Festival, Asia Argento told the audience that the event was Harvey Weinstein’s “hunting ground.”
Yes, there was fashion. But what stood out at the 71st Cannes Film Festival were the various demonstrations: on behalf of women, Gaza, Brazilian Indians, racial equality and more.
“Happy as Lazzaro” and “Burning” are strong entries, so it’s too bad they won’t mean much to the American box office.
The upheaval of 50 years ago is hardly history at the movies — from zombies to concerns about male-dominated Hollywood, what happened continues to reverberate.
“My problem is really that I’m a crowd-pleaser,” or so says the director, who has a new movie — and a new scandal — at the Cannes Film Festival.
In an interview, the director of “BlacKkKlansman,” playing at the Cannes Film Festival, says he was galvanized by the violence at the 2017 Charlottesville rally.
The director said the president has exacerbated racial tensions at a news conference at the film festival.
The festival has set up a harassment hotline, issued warnings and held a red-carpet rally, but it is also being criticized for a dearth of female filmmakers.
While older die-hard fans swoon for the celebrities on the red carpet, a new generation has a different idea of what makes a star.