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"It is a history of resistance, ' Hernandez Cordon highlighted, because "what is happening in Mexico is a resistance act of the whole civilian society.' The filmmaker also condemned "US has our country full of guns and bullets for things that are not really consumed in Mexico", and he added he hopes that with this kind of stories new generations become aware because they are 'the only one who can say 'enough". We hope that it will reinforce the realisation that the world is not the same anymore.

"We must question our history and our habits", the Cannes festival director added, calling on other worldwide film festivals to follow suit.

As 5050×2020 made note prior to the red carpet protest on May 13, only 82 films directed by women have competed for the Palme d'Or in Cannes' 71-year history. "In the same period, 1,688 male directors have climbed these very same stairs".

Organized by gender equality movement 50/50 by 2020, Ava DuVernay, Jane Fonda, and "Wonder Woman" director Patty Jenkins were among the group that walked in silence along the red carpet before stopping halfway up the steps of the entrance to the Palais des Festivals.

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Mrs May also said it is in both countries' interests to maintain the deal, before adding that Tehran must continue to meet its obligations under the pact.

Cannes has come under repeated criticism in recent years over its poor record of selecting female filmmakers. Husson is one of three female filmmakers out of the 21 movies in competition for the Palme d'Or this year. Of India, Hon'ble Ambassador of India to France, Ashok Kumar Parmar, Prasoon Joshi, Writer, Poet and Chairman, Central Board of Film Certification India, Vani Tripathi Tikoo Member, Central Board of Film Certification, Producer and Director, Jerome Paillard, Executive Director, Marche Du Film Festival, Cannes Film Market, Actress, Shaji Karun, filmmaker, Jahnu Barua. "You come across a set of absolutely ripe and ready opportunities to grow worldwide partnerships between the Indian film industry and the cultural and thought streams prevailing outside India", said Mr. Vinay Mohan Kwatra, Indian Ambassador to France inaugurating the pavilion.

"Even if there is a higher proportion of women showing films at Cannes, we're aware that it's not enough", said Mr Fremaux. Nyssen said the festival "holds the keys" to moving women forward, not just in film but in a variety of industries.

The Cannes Film Festival is in full swing, with swarms of A-List celebrities taking to the red carpet on the French Riviera, to celebrate the 71st annual event.

This is the first Cannes festival since allegations of sexual abuse were first made against producer Harvey Weinstein a year ago.

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