Talking at Cannes Movie Pageant, Penelope Cruz says post-Time’s Up, Hollywood “has to stay talking” for ladies in different industries. (Would possibly 10)

CANNES, France – Depart it to 50 Cent to inform it adore it is.

Hours after the rapper walked the crimson carpet for Solo: A Superstar Wars Tale, he took the degree at Resort du Cap-Eden-Roc at a glitzy celebration honoring Gotti superstar John Travolta.

“I don’t see as many celebrities as I generally see once I pop out right here, as a result of they’re now not (dealing) with Netflix,” he advised the gang, the use of extra selection language. “However I’m nonetheless right here!”

Certainly, a loss of A-list superstar energy has plagued the Croisette this yr. The pageant noticed a reduced turnout after Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s leader content material officer, pulled the streaming carrier’s 5 movies simply weeks prior to the pageant started.

Watch: John Travolta dances ‘Only a Lil Bit’ with 50 Cent in Cannes

The meat started when Cannes Movie Pageant director Thierry Frémaux introduced that Netflix’s movies — all subsidized through prestigious filmmakers — can be banned from screening in festival right here, bringing up an old-fashioned French legislation that movies can not move for 3 years after their theatrical liberate. Slamming the verdict, Sarandos pulled all of his movies from the time table.


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Such jockeying left movies like Solo, Spike Lee’s political dramedy BlacKkKlansman, Lars von Trier’s fetishized homicide flick The Space That Jack Constructed and David Robert Mitchell’s trippy Beneath the Silver Lake because the pageant’s marquee Hollywood-infused occasions.

Sizzling world titles incorporated French director Christophe Honoré’s homosexual drama Sorry Angel and Argentinian director Gaspar Noé’s horror dance celebration, Climax

The quieter pageant went ignored through exactly no person. Right here’s a have a look at this yr’s winners and losers.

Tomasz Kot and Joanna Kulig superstar as tragically mismatched fanatics in “Chilly Struggle.” (Picture: LUKASZ BAK)

WINNER: Chilly Struggle 

The Polish love tale from director/creator Pawel Pawlikowski  (set for liberate through Amazon in December) crowned nearly each critic’s checklist all over an off-the-cuff ballot through this creator. 

WINNERS: Feminine filmmakers

Six months into the Me Too and Time’s Up actions, ladies in Cannes refused to take a backseat. Up and down the Croisette, they marched for parity, made calls for for exchange and walked away with a signed pledge from Frémaux to be extra clear about how movies are accredited to the male-dominated pageant.

Attitudes at the flooring are indubitably converting: When French director Eva Husson hoisted her younger son on her hip as she walked to her seat on the premiere of her Kurdish conflict movie Women of the Solar, the target market cheered. 

WINNER: Cate Blanchett

This yr’s jury president was once omnipresent, from her shifting management all over the ladies’s march along Agnes Varda to Frémaux’s pledge, which took place on her birthday. And on a purely sartorial degree, Blanchett’s glamorous turns at the crimson carpet have been beautiful magical, too.


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WINNER: Spike Lee

The Brooklyn filmmaker had one of the most absolute best debuts at this yr’s pageant with BlacKkKlansman, his 1970s-era dramedy in line with the real tale of a black Colorado cop infiltrating the Ku Klux Klan. BlacKkKlansman hits theaters Aug. 10.

WINNER: Younger love

Bella Hadid and The Weeknd, now on once more, have been on the subject of in every single place, from Naomi Campbell’s annual Style for Aid display to von Trier’s gala premiere for The Space That Jack Constructed. A haute rekindling if there ever was once one.

The approaching stars of secret agent mystery “355” have been successful in Cannes. From left: Fan Bingbing, Marion Cotillard, Jessica Chastain, Penelope Cruz and Lupita Nyong’o. (Picture: IAN LANGSDON/EPA-EFE)

WINNER: Jessica Chastain

Chastain got here to Cannes on task. The actress/manufacturer made an enormous splash with a starry gross sales presentation for the all-female secret agent mystery 355, along co-stars-to-be Penélope Cruz, Lupita Nyong’o, Fan Bingbing and Marion Cotillard. Venture completed: Subsidized through Common for a U.S. liberate, the movie temporarily bought out the world over with a string of million-dollar offers. “Consumers have been starving” for this movie, Cut-off date reported.

LOSER: Lars von Trier

The debatable Danish filmmaker’s newest paintings was once so steeped in sadism and violence towards ladies and kids, it brought on greater than 100 folks to stroll out, with many tweeting their disgust.

LOSER: Beneath the Silver Lake

Despite the fact that many a critic was hoping to love the Andrew Garfield-led trippy noir movie, maximum left the theater wholly underwhelmed.


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LOSERS: The events

This yr gave solution to a sequence of supposedly glamorous bashes that have been, in individual, extra of a D-list spoil. From the madness surrounding Chopard’s “Secret” bash (which took hours to get into for many invited visitors) to clean calendar areas left through Self-importance Honest and Netflix, the late-night circuit was once duller than the Croisette calls for. Thank Disney for Solo:The movie’s huge bash, held beachfront underneath fireworks with Stormtroopers guarding the gates, supplied a much-needed shot of electrical energy because the pageant neared its shut.

LOSER: Civility

It can be Time’s Up in Hollywood, however pageant attendees in Cannes want a time-out. This reporter was once shoved and driven at many screenings and occasions, together with Christopher Nolan’s masterclass. Get a grip, cinephiles.


The forged and filmmakers of the younger Han Solo derivative “Solo: A Superstar Wars Tale” stroll the crimson carpet. Video supplied through AFP.


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