Lars von Trier, who made sympathetic remarks about Hitler in 2011, returned to the Cannes after seven years.
Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz arrive for the "Everybody Knows" press conference on Wednesday. Blanchett, the head of this year's female-majority jury, stressed the fact that the director's gender would not be a consideration and will have no consequences on the result of the jury members, including her and her fellow jurors who have assessed their films. Yet the Cannes Film Festival invited him to the non-competition selection past year. "But then again, I have to be a little careful of what I say since I am representing Pakistan on an worldwide stage".
"Actually, yes", she said when asked about receiving equal pay, breaking out a smile, according to Variety. "It's not something we plan on doing every two years", she said.
DuVernay, the filmmaker of "Selma" and the Netflix documentary "13th", said that the power of movies is the ability to "speak to each other through cinema".
During the inaugural address, Prasoon Joshi, writer, poet and chairman, Central Board of Film Certification India, said, "I am happy that the national awards this year and the ministry have taken special efforts in depicting the regional cinema at such a platform".
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"Maybe they figured they would put the Iranian government under pressure, but the first people to undergo the pressure will be the Iranian people", Farhadi said, referring to the likely economic effect of new US sanctions. "I have heard that actors indulge in facials and treatments before their appearances but I have been working and here I am with you people".
"Everyone keeps telling me, "this must be so exciting" and I keep telling them that I feel like I am a player for a Pakistani team but I am playing alone".
The same Asghar Farhadi also came to step of question, showing his admiration for professionalism that couple is able to print to ir work in common. "I think it has a lot to do with power, it is not only limited to the film business", reports IANS. I hope the decision will be made for him to come.
"It was a very unusual day with very mixed feelings", Farhadi told Reuters in an interview. "It's something I have difficulty living with".
"It's wonderful that he has continued his work in such adversity", Farhadi told reporters.