MeToo will not sway Cannes film contest, says jury head Blanchett

Cate Blanchett a two-time Oscar winner from Australia will be the 12th woman to head the Cannes jury. Credit AFP

The iconic actress hit the red carpet the 2018 Cannes Annual Film Festival in the South of France looking characteristically regal in a dress that - plot twist - she wore to the Golden Globe Awards in 2014. "The fact that we know each other and trust each other helps", Cruz said.

The director's newest film, Three Faces, has been included in the festival competition, with Cannes head Thierry Frémaux asking the French government for assistance in convincing Iran to allow Panahi to attend. A poster child for healthy living and clean eating, the Padmaavat actress took to Instagram to share a peek at her Cannes "diet" and while we're low-key shook, the revelation has debunked a major diet myth. When asked if the husband-wife Spanish stars both received the equal paychecks for their latest movie, "Everybody Knows", which opened the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday, Cruz broke out a sly smile.

While labelling the events traumatic, she also said that the results have been positive.

Cruz insisted she now prepares for roles differently than she would when she was younger. Because of our unity and solidarity, we feel the ability to manifest change. I did not even for a moment think that a film about gangsters from India and that too set in that period and the heartland, a place like Wasseypur, would find a resonance with the French or global audience.

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"I have a life and then I have my job and that allows me to jump many times in one day from reality to fiction - I love that beautiful dance back and forth from both dimensions", Cruz said. I have a life and I have a job. "I have great respect for his work and continue to hope he will be able to come".

The actor who will be seen next in 7 Din Mohabbat In told Geo News, "I am excited but also very nervous".

During the inaugural address, Prasoon Joshi, writer, poet and chairman, Central Board of Film Certification India, said, "I am happy that the national awards this year and the ministry have taken special efforts in depicting the regional cinema at such a platform".

Moore, who won an Oscar for her role in the film "Still Alice", said the women who came forward were "a few very, very courageous individuals" and they set a precedent which was followed by other women in other industries.

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