No selfies more on the red carpet and no previews for journalists: these are but a few of the remarkable changes that Thierry Frémaux, director of the Cannes film festival, apply for the next edition of the festival in may.
Frémaux explains today in the magazine Le Film Français that “selfies banned will be for the spectators on the red carpet”, in order to bring them back. In 2015, had the director there at the event all called for the “ridiculous and grotesque” use of selfies, but now there is a total ban.
Furthermore, the press, the films selected for the competition this year only at the global premiere, at the beginning of the evening, and not more in the morning. That measure must be “for the gala evening all the attractiveness and luster delivery”. Frémaux is of the opinion that the voltage in this way is maintained.
The festival must also be “exemplary” are opposed to women’s rights and equality of man and woman, says Frémaux. Therefore, and as a result of the case-Weinstein, the #MeToo movement, and the debate around the place of women in the film world – the director of the French minister for Gender equality, Marlène Schiappa, meet. He also points to the discussion forum “Women in motion”, which since four years, the role of women in the film industry. In addition, stresses Frémaux added that the festival “above average” scores in the area of women-directed films in the competition. Last year, 23 percent of the selected films by female directors.
The Cannes film festival this year from 8 to 19 may organised. The Australian actress and dual Oscarwinnares Cate Blanchett won the 71st edition of the film festival, the jury chairman.