Bill Murray, Chloë Sevigny and Adam Driver in a scene from "The Dead Don't Die," which opened the Cannes Film Festival Tuesday evening.
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The Cannes Film Festival opened Tuesday with the premiere of Jim Jarmusch's zombie movie "The Dead Don't Die," passionate words from jury president Alejandro Inarritu on U.S. President Donald Trump's plans for a Mexican border wall, and a director's chair left empty in tribute to the late Agnes Varda.Inarritu, the Mexican-born filmmaker of "Birdman" and "The Revenant," is the first Latin American to preside over the jury that decides Cannes' top honor, the Palme d'Or.Last year's Cannes saw 82 women -- representing the number of women directors to ever appear in competition in Cannes protest gender inequality on the festival's famed red carpeted steps.This year, there are four women in Cannes' 21-film main slate, tying the festival's previous high in 2011 . On the jury are Yorgos Lanthimos, director of "The Favourite," "Cold War" director Pawel Pawlikowski, French director Enki Bilal, Senegalese actor-director Maimouna N'Diaye, French filmmaker Robin Campillo and actor Elle Fanning.At 21, Fanning is the youngest juror ever in Cannes.
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