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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 Stuns in Floral Gown at 'Cold War' Screening at Cannes Film Festival 2018

Cate Blanchett turns heads on the red carpet as she arrives at the screening of Cold War (Zimna Wojna) on Thursday night (May 10) at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France.

The 48-year-old Oscar-winning looked super glam in a colorful gown covered in florals as she attended the event held during the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

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Joining Cate on at the screening was Chloe Sevigny – who went pretty in a silk black dress.

FYI: Cate is wearing a custom Mary Katrantzou dress, Aquazarra heels, and Chopard jewelry. Chloe‘s dress is by Chanel.

15+ pictures inside of the ladies arriving at the event…More Here! »

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Kristen Stewart, Cate Blanchett & More Step Out for Chanel & Vanity Fair's Cannes Festvial Party!

Kristen Stewart and Cate Blanchett strike a pose while making their way into Chanel & Vanity Fair’s France Party held as part of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival at Albane by Costes, JW Marriott Rooftop on Wednesday (May 9) in Cannes, France.

The 28-year-old actress and Cate, 48, who are both serving on the jury of the annual festival this year, were joined at the event by Penelope Cruz and her husband Javier Bardem, Chloe Sevigny, Adrien Brody, Gaspard Ulliel, Charlotte Rampling, Anna Mouglalis and Sasha Luss.

Cate recently defended the lack of female directors at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, arguing that change will come, but “not overnight” – read her full statement here!

FYI: Kristen, Penelope, Gaspard, Chloe, Anna and Sasha are all wearing Chanel. Cate is wearing a Loewe ensemble. Penelope is wearing a Roger Vivier clutch and shoes.

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Cate Blanchett Defends Cannes Film Festival's Low Selection of Female Directors

Cate Blanchett is defending the lack of female directors at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, arguing that change will come, but “not overnight.”

“There are several women in competition, and they’re not there because of their gender, they’re there because of the quality of their work, and we’ll be assessing them as film-makers, as we should be,” the 48-year-old actress expressed at the opening-day jury press conference for the festival (via The Guardian).

“A few years ago there were only two [female directors in competition],” Cate added. “The selection committee now has more women on board than in previous years, which will obviously change the lens through which the films are chosen. But these things are not going to happen overnight.”

“Would I like to see more women in competition? Absolutely. Do I expect and hope that that’s going to happen in the future? I hope so,” Cate continued. “But we’re dealing with what we have this year, and our role in the next almost two weeks is to deal with what is in front of us.”

Pictured: Cate joining her fellow jury members Lea Seydoux, Denis Villeneuve, Khadja Nin, Lea Seydoux, Chiara Mastroianni and Fan Bingbing at the Gala Dinner for the Opening Ceremony at l’Agora during the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

FYI: Cate is wearing an Armani dress, Chopard jewels and Charlotte Olympia shoes.

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