Published: Sat, April 28, 2018
Entertaiment | By Mabel Barber

Cannes Film Festival to Create Hotline for Sexual Harassment Victims

Cannes Film Festival to Create Hotline for Sexual Harassment Victims

An anti-sexual harassment hotline will be set up for the Cannes film festival in May after disgraced Hollywood tycoon Harvey Weinstein was accused of committing sex attacks during past festivals.

The Cannes Film Festival is not just a film event, but a fashion extravaganza that witnesses the who's who of films walking the prestigious red carpet.

"One of the rapes that Harvey Weinstein is accused of happened at Cannes, and so the festival can not not act", she said, referring to the accusations leveled by actress Asia Argento. "One of the rapes that Harvey Weinstein is accused of happened at Cannes, and so the festival can not fail to act", she said.

The Extraordinary Journey of The Fakir, starring Dhanush, will be screened at the 18th Cannes International Film Festival.

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The festival is known to be lining up a string of events and panels around the theme of diversity and sexual harassment and Nyssen and her Swedish counterpart are reportedly due to launch an global fund to help female directors.

"Grey Goose has created a unique platform of celebration to toast the game changing films at Cannes this year and I'm thrilled to partner with this global icon of luxury in the country of its origin", she added. Throughout its history, only one women-Jane Campion for her 1993 film The Piano-has ever won the award. This year only three women make it into the 21-strong Competition.

Thierry Fremaux, Cannes Film Festival's artistic director, previously echoed Schiappa's remarks. "There will never be a selection made by positive discrimination".

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