Eighty-two film industry women pose on Cannes' red carpet, May 12, to highlight the limited number of female filmmakers who have been selected for the festival's competition lineup over its 71 years.
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Eighty-two women climbed the steps of the Palais des Festivals at the Cannes Film Festival in an unprecedented red carpet protest to press for improved gender equality in the film industry. The number of stars, filmmakers and film industry professionals ascending the steps represented the number of female filmmakers who have been selected to compete at Cannes during the festival's seven-decade history.It brought an array of film industry professionals to the Cannes red carpet, including actresses Salma Hayek and Jane Fonda, "Wonder Woman" filmmaker Patty Jenkins and French director Agnes Varda – a recipient of an honorary Palme d'Or at Cannes.Husson is one of three female filmmakers out of the 21 movies in competition for the Palme d'Or this year.
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