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Kristen Stewart Joins Cannes Jury for a Women's March

Kristen Stewart links arms with fellow festival jury member Lea Seydoux during a women’s march at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival on Saturday (May 12) at Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France.

The 28-year-old actress was joined by 81 other women while marching at the premiere of the film Girls of the Sun, the only female-directed movie in competition this year.

82 women marched together to represent the 82 female directors who have had films presented at the festival in its history.

Jury president Cate Blanchett delivered some powerful remarks at the event.

FYI: Kristen is wearing Chanel with Brian Atwood shoes and Roberi & Fraud sunglasses. Lea is wearing Louis Vuitton.

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Cate Blanchett Leads a Women's March at Cannes Film Festival!

Cate Blanchett links arms with directors Ava DuVernay and Agnes Varda while walking the red carpet during a women’s march at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival on Saturday (May 12) in Cannes, France.

The Oscar-winning actress, who is this year’s jury president, led the march at the premiere of Girls of the Sun, the only female-directed film in competition at the festival.

Other stars joining the march included fellow jury members Kristen Stewart and Lea Seydoux, as well as Marion Cotillard, Salma Hayek, Sofia Boutella, and director Patty Jenkins.

“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, who is with us in spirit, and Agnès Varda who stands with us today,” Cate said. She was joined by Agnes to continue the statement.

“These facts are stark and undeniable. Women are not a minority in the world, yet the current state of our industry says otherwise. As women, we all face our own unique challenges, but we stand together on these stairs today as a symbol of our determination and commitment to progress. We are writers, producers, directors, actresses, cinematographers, talent agents, editors, distributors, sales agents and all involved in the cinematic arts. We stand in solidarity with women of all industries,” Cate and Agnes added (via THR).

“We will expect our institutions to actively provide parity and transparency in their executive bodies and safe environments in which to work. We will expect our governments to make sure that the laws of equal pay for equal work are upheld. We will demand that our workplaces are diverse and equitable so that they can best reflect the world in which we actually live. A world that allows all of us behind and in front of the camera to thrive shoulder to shoulder with our male colleagues. We acknowledge all of the women and men who are standing for change. The stairs of our industry must be accessible to all. Let’s climb,” they concluded.

FYI: Cate is wearing a Giorgio Armani Privé gown and Chopard jewelry. Ava is wearing an Alberta Ferretti gown and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.

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Cate Blanchett Talks #MeToo Impact on Cannes Film Festival 2018

Kristen Stewart and Cate Blanchett wear black gowns to the 2018 Cannes Film Festival Opening Ceremony held at the Palais des Festivals on Tuesday (May 8) in Cannes, France.

The actresses were joined by fellow jury members Ava Duvernay, Lea Seydoux, Khadja Nin, Chang Chen, Robert Guédiguian and Andrey Zvyagintsev.

Cate is serving as this year’s jury president and she opened up about how the #MeToo movement would affect the festival this year.

“Is [#MeToo] going to have a direct impact on films in competition this year?” she said at the jury photo call that day, via Vanity Fair. “Or six, nine months on? Not specifically . . . the women here are not here because of their gender. They are here because of the quality of work. And we will be assessing them as filmmakers, as we should be.”

FYI: Cate is wearing a Giorgio Armani Privé gown, Charlotte Olympia shoes, and Chopard jewels. Kristen is wearing a Chanel dress and jewelry with Giuseppe Zanotti shoes.

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Cate Blanchett, Kristen Stewart, Ava Duvernay & Lea Seydoux Attend Cannes Jury Photo Call

Kristen Stewart, Ava Duvernay, Cate Blanchett, and Lea Seydoux snap a picture together at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival jury photo call on Tuesday (May 8) in Cannes, France.

The actresses and director were also joined by fellow jurors Chinese actor Chang Chen, French director Robert Guédiguian, Burundian singer Khadja Nin and Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev.

The night before, Kristen and Cate stepped out to attend a jury dinner.

The Cannes Film Festival officially kicks off TODAY (May 8). Stay tuned to Just Jared for all the latest updates!

FYI: Cate is wearing Aquazurra shoes and Andy Wolf Eyewear glasses. Kristen is wearing Chanel. Ava is wearing custom Prada, Malone Souliers shoes and Coomi earrings. Lea is wearing Louis Vuitton.

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Sarah Paulson, Claire Danes & Tracee Ellis Ross Get Chic at 'Prada' Fashion Show!

Sarah Paulson, Tracee Ellis Ross and Claire Danes looked so chic at the Prada Resort 2019 fashion show!

The trio posed together while attending the event on Friday night (May 4) in New York City.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Claire Danes

They were also joined at the fashion show by Uma Thurman, Ava DuVernay, Chloë Sevigny and Gabrielle Union.

Other attendees included Alexa Chung, Anna Wintour and Jonah Hill.

FYI: Sarah, Tracee, Uma, Claire, Alexa, Ava, Chloë, Gabrielle and Jonah are wearing Prada. Gabrielle is wearing Sophia Webster shoes.

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