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Entertainment Is Cannes ready to adapt to the age of #MeToo?

18:41  06 may  2018
18:41  06 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

Woody Allen Says He Should Be 'Poster Boy for the #MeToo Movement'

  Woody Allen Says He Should Be 'Poster Boy for the #MeToo Movement' Woody Allen says he should be the "poster boy" for the #MeToo movement given that he hasn't been accused of sexual misconduct by any of the actresses with whom he's worked over the years. "I'm a big advocate of the #MeToo movement," Allen said in an interview with Argentinian news program Periodismo Para Todos released Monday. "I feel when they find people who harass innocent women and men, it's a good thing that they're exposing them. But you know, I should be the poster boy for the #MeToo movement. Because I have worked in movies for 50 years. I've worked with hundreds of actresses and not a single one — big ones, famous ones, ones starting out — have ever ever suggested any kind of impropriety at all. I've always had a wonderful record with them." In the interview, the Oscar-winning filmmaker said that it "bothers" him that he gets "linked" to disgraced Hollywood figures like Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by dozens and dozens of women. Also read: Woody Allen's Son Moses Farrow Defends Dad: 'Condemned for a Crime He Did Not Commit' "I think in any situation where anyone is accused of something unjustly, this is a sad thing. I think everybody would agree with that… Everyone wants justice to be done.

The 71st Cannes Film Festival begins Tuesday and finds itself, unlike it has in decades, in tumult.

Selfies have been banned. Netflix has been turned away. And one of the festival's most favoured princes, Harvey Weinstein, has been disgraced. As one the oldest and most prestigious film festivals in the world, Cannes remains the most supreme and heightened realm of movies. But the French Riviera festival has been increasingly challenged by both the era of #MeToo and the age of Netflix.

Harvey Weinstein wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a crowd © Provided by thecanadianpress.com

This year's festival includes three female filmmakers and 18 male directors in competition for the Palme d'Or. Only one female filmmaker has ever won the Palme: Jane Campion, in 1993.

The head of this year's jury, Cate Blanchett, is an outspoken member of the Time's Up movement.

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