Cate Blanchett graced the 71st Cannes Film Festival on Thursday wore a bespoke Stella McCartney suit in blush pink in the afternoon in Cannes, France.
The President of the Jury for the 71st Cannes Film Festival Cate Blanchett was absolutely pretty in pink, but on Saturday, she led a women’s march. Cate stood alongside Ava DuVernay, Kristen Stewart, Salma Hayek, Patty Jenkins and many more women.
The Ocean’s 8 star stood side by side with her fellow actresses on the stairs of the Palais des Festivals to protest gender inequity at the famed Cannes Film Festival.
CelebNFashion247.com received word of Cate Blanchet giving powerful remarks on the stairs to a sea of onlookers, via The Hollywood Reporter.
Blanchett joined 81 women on the red carpet at the 71st Annual Cannes Film Festival to represent each of the 82 films directed by women. They represent the women who have been in the official selection in the whole of the 71-year-competition; meanwhile, 1,645 films have been directed by men.
The Oscar-winning actress in a statement read along with Faces Places director Agnès Varda.
On these steps today stand 82 women representing the number of female directors who have climbed these stairs since the first edition of the Cannes Film Festival in 1946. In the same period 1688 male directors have climbed these very same stairs. In the 71 years of this world-renowned festival there have been 12 female heads of its juries. The prestigious Palme d’Or has been bestowed upon 71 male directors – too numerous to mention by name—but only two women—Jane Campion [director of The Piano], who is with us in spirit, and Agnès Varda who stands with us today.