Chinese-Malaysian actor Michelle Yeoh poses for selfies as she arrives for the screening of 'Ismael's Ghosts' during the opening ceremony of the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, May 17, 2017.
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Thierry Fremaux tried once before to ban the "ridiculous and grotesque" practice at the world's most prestigious film festival in 2015, before backing down.Hollywood stars also been known to take selfies on the Cannes red carpet and it was unclear whether the ban will also apply to the cast and crew of the films being shown.Fremaux also raised the hackles of some film critics with major changes to the timings of press screenings, which were traditionally held before the gala red carpet premieres in the evenings.Critics will now have to wait for the next morning to see half of the films in the main competition, while others will be shown at the same time.Variety's Guy Lodge warned that some critics would inevitably be shut out of the evening screening.
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