Powerful women in majesty at the 77th Cannes Film Festival | TV5MONDE

Powerful women in majesty at the 77th Cannes Film Festival | TV5MONDE
Powerful women in majesty at the 77th Cannes Film Festival | TV5MONDE

Judith Godrèche, voice of the #MeToo movement, and her short film on sexual violence, Anya Taylor-Joy, in the title role of “Furiosa”, a variation of “Mad Max”: long invisible, powerful women are at risk. honor at the 77th Cannes Film Festival.

“Me Too”, directed by Judith Godrèche, 52, is presented Wednesday evening at the opening of the Un Certain Regard selection, at the Palais des Festivals, and at the Cinéma de la Plage, for tourists and Cannes residents.

It is already a highlight of the Festival, seven years after the fall of former American producer Harvey Weinstein, and five months after the speech, in France, of the actress who accused two figures of the cinema of rape. The author, Benoît Jacquot and Jacques Doillon.

The actress shot this 17-minute short film to “give a face” to a thousand victims. “It’s a project that is quite incredible,” his daughter, actress Tess Barthélémy, confirms to AFP. “I am surrounded by 1,000 participants who sent emails to my mother about the attacks she had experienced, and not only in the world of cinema.”

“How can we transform shame? Not into pride, no one is proud of having been sexually abused. But sharing something that we could all say to ourselves, ‘we did this together and we can be proud of it'”, recently analyzed Judith Godrèche.

The #MeToo movement continues to fuel discussions in Cannes, the day after an all-female opening ceremony marked by the Palme d’Or honoring Meryl Streep.

Four female directors

At 74, the Hollywood legend, who thought his career was over in his forties and had 21 Oscar nominations, is expected for a master class. The opportunity may also be to talk about the changes in the cinema industry in recent years.

“I see that there is respect on set, sometimes there is no longer this familiarity, even for intimate scenes,” said Léa Seydoux, starring in the opening film “The Second Act” by Quentin Dupieux. “I feel this global change, that respect is more present,” added the woman who was a denouncer of Harvey Weinstein in 2017.

On the red carpet, the powerful woman of the day is called Anya Taylor-Joy, 28 years old, she plays a warrior who makes men bite the dust on the big screen in “Furiosa”, presented in world premiere, out of competition.

It is a new episode of the “Mad Max” saga, more precisely a prequel to “Fury Road” (2015), the youth of the character who was played by Charlize Theron.

“Fifteen years ago, I could not have imagined that there would be so many women in cinema,” rejoiced Tuesday, Greta Gerwig, the first director to exceed a billion dollars in revenue with “Barbie” . However, there are only four female directors in the 22 films in competition this year.

Among them, Frenchwoman Agathe Riedinger opened the competition with her first film “Rough Diamond”, dealing with reality TV and the aspirations of a young girl.

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