UniFrance supports the red carpet walk made by 82 women on Saturday, May 12, at the Cannes Film Festival with this short montage of images from 70 recent French films directed by women. Music: “La Grenade” by Clara Luciani.
The two stars from Pierre Salvadori’s “En liberté! ” – Adèle Haenel and Pio Marmaï
The actress seemed to be protesting against the red carpet dress code at the film festival.
Now it seems Kristen Stewart, a member of this year’s jury at the film festival, has flouted the ban on flat shoes – by instead going barefoot on the red carpet.
The Twilight actress wore black Louboutin heels as she arrived at the BlacKkKlansman premiere.
But before entering the screening of the Spike Lee film, she slipped off her shoes to walk up the stairs.
She was apparently not sanctioned for taking off her heels.
‘You cannot ask me to wear heels’
Last year, Stewart – who’s been known to wear trainers with dresses on the red carpet – spoke about the event’s fashion rules.
“There’s definitely a distinct dress code, right?” she told the Hollywood Reporter. “People get very upset if you don’t wear heels or whatever.
“I feel like you can’t ask people that any more – it’s a given. If you’re not asking guys to wear heels and a dress, you cannot ask me either.”
Women gathered on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival to bring attention to gender inequality in the film industry. NPR’s Lakshmi Singh speaks with one of the demonstrators Melissa Silverstein.