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Of the main award, Blanchett wryly noted that "this isn't the Nobel Peace Prize, this is the Palme d'Or".
Fremaux was also pressed on the topic of the so-called "selfie ban"; the festival ruled this year that it would not permit anyone to take pictures of themselves on the red carpet.
The most political Cannes film festival in years opens Tuesday with female stars vowing to protest on the red carpet, two top directors barred from attending and bans hanging over other movies.
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South Africa and Kenya both have films in competition for the Uncertain Regard portion of the fest, which is considered a showcase for emerging talent.
Asked if improving gender equality at the festival also means pulling back on the lavish red carpets that are part fashion show, Blanchett said no.
This year's jury is headed by Cate Blanchett, an outspoken member of the Time's Up movement. They are here because of the quality of work. But they're not there due to their gender.
Thierry's efforts to make the film festival more gender inclusive include improving the male-to-female ratios on selection committees, installing more women into the role of jury president, and selecting more films directed by women for competition.
Australian actress Blanchett said it will take time to ensure gender parity in the film industry.
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This year's festival has also been overshadowed by another controversy. "And we will be assessing them as filmmakers, as we should be", she said. "Being attractive doesn't preclude being intelligent", she said. "This is, by its very nature, a glamorous, fantastic, spectacular festival", Blanchett said.
Her jury of nine includes Ava DuVernay, Kristen Stewart, Lea Seydoux and Burundian singer Khadja Nin.
DuVernay, the filmmaker of "Selma" and the Netflix documentary "13th", said that the power of movies is the ability to "speak to each other through cinema". French law prevents a film that plays in theaters to appear on streaming services for three years. One of the hottest properties on the Cannes market is a female-led spy film 355, to star Chastain, Marion Cotillard, Penelope Cruz, Fan Bingbing and Lupita Nyong'o. 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. I'm not looking at the filmmakers as an Iranian filmmaker, or a Chilean, or a Korean, or a female, or a transgender [filmmaker]-'We don't have any transgender directors this year. Sergei Loznitsa, another big name in the global film scene leads the Un Certain Regard section where Nandita Das' MANTO will also be screened.
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