Talking at Cannes Movie Pageant, Penelope Cruz says post-Time’s Up, Hollywood “has to stay talking” for ladies in different industries. (Might 10)

CANNES, France – Go away it to 50 Cent to inform it find it irresistible is.

Hours after the rapper walked the crimson carpet for Solo: A Superstar Wars Tale, he took the degree at Lodge du Cap-Eden-Roc at a glitzy birthday party honoring Gotti megastar John Travolta.

“I don’t see as many celebrities as I normally see once I pop out right here, as a result of they’re now not (dealing) with Netflix,” he advised the group, the use of extra selection language. “However I’m nonetheless right here!”

Certainly, a loss of A-list megastar energy has plagued the Croisette this 12 months. The pageant noticed a decreased turnout after Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s leader content material officer, pulled the streaming carrier’s 5 motion pictures simply weeks sooner than the pageant started.

Watch: John Travolta dances ‘Only a Lil Bit’ with 50 Cent in Cannes

The meat started when Cannes Movie Pageant director Thierry Frémaux introduced that Netflix’s motion pictures — all subsidized by means of prestigious filmmakers — could be banned from screening in pageant right here, mentioning an out of date French legislation that motion pictures cannot flow for 3 years after their theatrical liberate. Slamming the verdict, Sarandos pulled all of his motion pictures from the time table.


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Such jockeying left motion pictures like Solo, Spike Lee’s political dramedy BlacKkKlansman, Lars von Trier’s fetishized homicide flick The Area That Jack Constructed and David Robert Mitchell’s trippy Below the Silver Lake because the pageant’s marquee Hollywood-infused occasions.

Scorching global titles integrated French director Christophe Honoré’s homosexual drama Sorry Angel and Argentinian director Gaspar Noé’s horror dance birthday party, Climax

The quieter pageant went ignored by means of exactly no person. Right here’s a have a look at this 12 months’s winners and losers.

Tomasz Kot and Joanna Kulig megastar as tragically mismatched fans in “Chilly Conflict.” (Photograph: LUKASZ BAK)

WINNER: Chilly Conflict 

The Polish love tale from director/creator Pawel Pawlikowski  (set for liberate by means of Amazon in December) crowned virtually each and every critic’s checklist all over an off-the-cuff ballot by means of this creator. 

WINNERS: Feminine filmmakers

Six months into the Me Too and Time’s Up actions, girls in Cannes refused to take a backseat. Up and down the Croisette, they marched for parity, made calls for for exchange and walked away with a signed pledge from Frémaux to be extra clear about how motion pictures are authorised to the male-dominated pageant.

Attitudes at the floor are surely converting: When French director Eva Husson hoisted her younger son on her hip as she walked to her seat on the premiere of her Kurdish struggle movie Women of the Solar, the target market cheered. 

WINNER: Cate Blanchett

This 12 months’s jury president used to be omnipresent, from her shifting management all over the girls’s march along Agnes Varda to Frémaux’s pledge, which took place on her birthday. And on a purely sartorial stage, Blanchett’s glamorous turns at the crimson carpet had been beautiful magical, too.


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WINNER: Spike Lee

The Brooklyn filmmaker had some of the perfect debuts at this 12 months’s pageant with BlacKkKlansman, his 1970s-era dramedy in accordance with the real tale of a black Colorado cop infiltrating the Ku Klux Klan. BlacKkKlansman hits theaters Aug. 10.

WINNER: Younger love

Bella Hadid and The Weeknd, now on once more, had been on the subject of in all places, from Naomi Campbell’s annual Model for Reduction display to von Trier’s gala premiere for The Area That Jack Constructed. A haute rekindling if there ever used to be one.

The approaching stars of undercover agent mystery “355” had been a success in Cannes. From left: Fan Bingbing, Marion Cotillard, Jessica Chastain, Penelope Cruz and Lupita Nyong’o. (Photograph: IAN LANGSDON/EPA-EFE)

WINNER: Jessica Chastain

Chastain got here to Cannes on project. The actress/manufacturer made an enormous splash with a starry gross sales presentation for the all-female undercover agent mystery 355, along co-stars-to-be Penélope Cruz, Lupita Nyong’o, Fan Bingbing and Marion Cotillard. Undertaking completed: Subsidized by means of Common for a U.S. liberate, the movie briefly offered out the world over with a string of million-dollar offers. “Consumers had been starving” for this movie, Cut-off date reported.

LOSER: Lars von Trier

The arguable Danish filmmaker’s newest paintings used to be so steeped in sadism and violence in opposition to girls and youngsters, it precipitated greater than 100 other people to stroll out, with many tweeting their disgust.

LOSER: Below the Silver Lake

Although many a critic was hoping to love the Andrew Garfield-led trippy noir movie, maximum left the theater wholly underwhelmed.


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LOSERS: The events

This 12 months gave option to a sequence of supposedly glamorous bashes that had been, in individual, extra of a D-list break. From the madness surrounding Chopard’s “Secret” bash (which took hours to get into for many invited visitors) to clean calendar areas left by means of Vainness Honest and Netflix, the late-night circuit used to be duller than the Croisette calls for. Thank Disney for Solo:The movie’s huge bash, held beachfront below fireworks with Stormtroopers guarding the gates, equipped a much-needed shot of electrical energy because the pageant neared its shut.

LOSER: Civility

It can be Time’s Up in Hollywood, however pageant attendees in Cannes want a time-out. This reporter used to be shoved and driven at many screenings and occasions, together with Christopher Nolan’s masterclass. Get a grip, cinephiles.


The solid and filmmakers of the younger Han Solo by-product “Solo: A Superstar Wars Tale” stroll the crimson carpet. Video equipped by means of AFP.


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