Chastain disturbed with women's representation in films at Cannes

  • Chastain disturbed with women's representation in films at Cannes

Chastain disturbed with women's representation in films at Cannes

He said, according to the BBC: "I think my first reaction was "oh my God, how fantastic".

He led the crowd in a cheer, too.

The 40-year-old actress - who has previously spoken out about the Hollywood wage gap in her own efforts to achieve equal pay with her male counterparts - spoke candidly about the problem she saw while watching films as a jury member at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

The Square stars Claes Bang with British actor Dominic West and Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss in supporting roles.

Technically, The Square was inspired by a 2014 installation project by Ostlund created to test participants' moral code, which is similar to the piece hosted at the gallery run by slick curator Christian (Claes Bang) that invites visitors to choose different paths based on whether or not they trust people.

Sofia Coppola has won the Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival for her film The Beguiled - a period thriller with a megastar cast including Nicole Kidman and Kirsten Dunst.

Ruben Ostlund's "The Square" won the Palme d'Or this year.

Actress Nicole Kidman was awarded a special prize for the 70th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival. She wasn't at the French Rivera ceremony, but sent a video message from Nashville, saying she was "absolutely devastated" to miss the show.

In his humorous speech, Smith said, "In my mind, [her speech] would have been something like, 'Merci beaucoup Madame and monsieurs!'"

Kruger was honored for her performance in Fatih Akin's "In the Fade". "It's insane", she told Vulture.

"I can not accept this award without thinking about anyone who has ever been affected by an act of terrorism and who is trying to pick up the pieces and go on living after having lost everything", the actress said. Looking down at his sneakers, which are usually a no-no on the red carpet, the vegetarian explained: "As you can see from my shoes, I don't wear leather".

Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar presided over the competition jury.

Zvyaginstev's Loveless is a story of divorcing couple who must team up to find their son who goes missing during one of their quarrels.

15-minute short film a Gentle Night, directed by Qiu Yang, took home the award for Best Short Film over the weekend. "A vibrant, passionate drama about direct action group Act-up and its fight to raise awareness and obtain treatment for HIV and AIDS in the early Nineties, the movie picked up four awards in Cannes including the top FIPRESCI Critics" prize.

"If we want to make cinema walk tall again we have to put more complex questions into cinema", he said.

Coppola is the progeny of two well-regarded filmmakers, but she has earned this honor through her own outstanding work.