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Scorsese - whose film Taxi Driver had previously won the festival's top award, the Palme d'Or - was brought out to officially open the festival with Blanchett. But they're not there due to their gender. For her the festival itself is about joie de vivre, glamour and also discord.

Those will include all five female members of the jury: Ava DuVernay, Kristen Stewart, Lea Seydoux and Burundian songwriter Khadja Nin.

The Hollywood actress, who is president of the jury at the festival, burst into laughter during a lively discussion with fellow feature film jury members.

"I think he really primarily preyed, like most predators, on the vulnerable", Blanchett told the magazine.

Although, there are claims that Blanchett's appointment is as result of the rape allegation and critics are calling it a PR fix, Fremaux said, "She was first and foremost elected president because she is a great actress". "Being attractive doesn't preclude being intelligent", she said. "Harmony can't always be creative", she said. The bone of contention was the Cannes rule that a Competition film has to mandatorily receive French theatrical distribution, which the streaming video giant has been holding out against.

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DuVernay, the filmmaker of "Selma" and the Netflix documentary "13th", said the power of movies is the ability to "speak to each other through cinema". "It has been irritating to me to think that I'm in Cannes because I'm a woman filmmaker and that now, with everything that's happening, the world has made a decision to put females in the spotlight".

The case heard Monday is a special emergency proceeding about the film's scheduled showing at Cannes. Several Netflix titles, including Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" and the recently completed Orson Welles film "The Other Side of the Wind", had been expected to premiere this year.

While we can not wait to see what the Fanne Khan actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has in store for us as Cannes 2018 red carpet rolls out on May 8, here is a throwback video of when Ash did something truly fantastic and heart melting for her Indian fans in southern France.

"The Man Who Killed Don Quixote" shown, the first Kenyan movie to be selected for the world's top festival has already been banned in its homeland for daring to depict a lesbian romance. Von Trier, who was declared "persona non grata" at the festival in 2011 after making sympathetic comments about Nazis, was last fall accused by Bjork of sexual harassing her on the set of Dancer in the Dark, a charge von Trier denied. Two filmmakers in competition - Iran's Jafar Panahi and Russia's Kirill Serebrennikov_ are living under house arrest in their home countries.

Amidst the less starry line-up at the festival, the new "Star Wars" spin-off, "Solo" is the only Hollywood blockbuster.


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