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Celebs Praise Jessica Chastain's Critique of Cannes Movies' Representation of Women

Jessica Chastain is being praised by a lot of celebs for her critique of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival movies’ representation of women.

The Oscar-nominated actress was one of the jurors at the festival this month and she watched 20 films in 10 days, but was “disturbed” by the female characters on screen.

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“It was quite disturbing to me, to be honest. There are some exceptions. For the most part, I was surprised with the representation of female characters on screen in these films,” Jessica said during a post-closing ceremony press conference.

Stars like Kerry Washington, Lena Dunham, America Ferrera, and more are speaking out on Twitter to applaud Jessica for her words. Read some of the tweets below!

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Jessica Chastain Is Disturbed By Representation of Women in Film at Cannes Film Festival (Video)

Jessica Chastain was one of the jury members at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and she observed something by watching 20 movies at the festival – the representation of women on film in 2017 is surprising and disturbing.

“This is the first time I watched 20 films in 10 days, and I love movies, and the one thing I really took away from this experience is how the world views women,” the Oscar-nominated actress said during a press conference after the closing ceremony. “It was quite disturbing to me, to be honest. There are some exceptions. For the most part, I was surprised with the representation of female characters on screen in these films.”

“I do hope that when we include more female storytellers, we will have more women that I recognize in my day-to-day life. Ones who are pro-active, have their own agencies, just don’t react to the men around them. They have their own point-of-view,” she added.

Jessica and the rest of the jury awarded the Best Director award to Sofia Coppola for her movie The Beguiled, which features a strong cast of women.

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Jessica Chastain & Uma Thurman Close Out Cannes 2017

Jessica Chastain looks gorgeous as she attending closing ceremonies for the 2017 Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on Sunday (May 28) in Cannes, France.

The Oscar-nominated actress was joined by fellow jury member Will Smith.

Also in attendance were Uma Thurman, Adrien Brody, and couple Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara.

Joaquin took home Best Actor for his work in You Were Never Really Here.

Meanwhile, Diane Kruger accepted the award for Best Actress, and got a cute congrats from her ex-boyfriend Joshua Jackson!

FYI: Jessica is wearing a custom Zuhair Murad gown, Piaget jewelry, and Christian Louboutin shoes.

35+ pictures inside of Jessica Chastain, Uma Thurman, and more at the closing ceremony in Cannes…More Here! »

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Jessica Chastain Enjoys Her Final Few Days in Cannes

Jessica Chastain looks stunning as she leaves her hotel for a day out on the town on Saturday afternoon (May 27) in Cannes, France.

The 40-year-old actress wore sunglasses along with a nude colored dress and heels for her outing.

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For the past week, Jessica has been in France for the 2017 Cannes Film Festival – where she and Will Smith have been jurors for the festival and have attended every single film screening.

The day before, jessica and Will both spilled on a movie that they both didn’t like and left the screening early!

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Jessica Chastain is a Golden Goddess at Cannes 2017

Jessica Chastain stuns as she arrives at the screening of In The Fade (Aus Dem Nichts) during the 2017 Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on Friday night (May 26) in Cannes, France.

The 40-year-old actress looked pretty in a bedazzled-gold, backless dress for the screening.

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Earlier that day, Jessica and fellow film juror Will Smith shared that they both had to leave a screening of a film because it “pretty, pretty bad.”

FYI: Jessica is wearing a custom Chanel gown and Jimmy Choo shoes.

10+ pictures of Jessica Chastain at the screening…

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Jessica Chastain & Will Smith Didn't Like a Certain Cannes Film

Jessica Chastain and Will Smith attend the Mayor’s Aioli during the 2017 Cannes Film Festival on Friday afternoon (May 26) in Cannes, France.

The two actors are both serving on the jury of the festival and they were joined by other jurors like Fan Bingbing.

Jessica and Will have to see all of the films in competition at the festival and it’s a given that they will love some and not enjoy others.

Well, there was definitely one movie that both Jessica and Will agree was not good. While leaving the amfAR Gala on Thursday night, they were caught on video having a conversation about a film they didn’t like.

“I’m trying not to be so obvious, but it was pretty obvious when I left the screening,” Jessica said. Will replied, “I know. That was pretty, pretty bad.”

No word on which movie they didn’t like, but we have a feeling they are polite enough to not publicly say that!

FYI: Jessica is wearing a Cinq à Sept cardigan.

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Jessica Chastain Couples Up with Boyfriend Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo at amfAR Cannes Gala!

Jessica Chastain stuns in a backless gown while stepping out on the red carpet at the 2017 amfAR Gala held during the 2017 Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on Thursday (May 25) in Cap d’Antibes, France.

The Oscar-nominated actress was joined at the event by her longtime boyfriend Gian Luca Passi de Preposulo as well as fellow Cannes juror Will Smith.

Jessica posted photos of herself at the event on Instagram along with a quote from A.E. Housman. Go to her page to check that out!

FYI: Jessica is wearing a Prada dress and Piaget jewelry.

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