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.
Female stars including Cate Blanchett, Salma Hayek and Marion Cotillard staged a demonstration to highlight how few movies by female directors compete at the festival.
Two directors in the running for the film festival’s top prize, Kirill S. Serebrennikov of Russia and Jafar Panahi of Iran, are barred from travel by their governments.
The streaming giant will boycott the festival this year in protest against a rule requiring them to show their movies in French movie theaters.
After an uproar by French cinema owners unhappy that Netflix will not show its films in theaters, the festival moves to change its rules.