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'Let It Be Law' ('Que Sea Ley'): Film Review | Cannes 2019

'Let It Be Law' ('Que Sea Ley'): Film Review | Cannes 2019
Filmed on the eve of an important vote in the Argentine parliament on a law designed to legalize abortion, Let It Be Law (Que Sea Ley) shows the impressive “green wave” of pro-choice supporters fighting for women’s right to abortion. Almost all of them are young women wearing big smiles of confidence, some protesting in Handmaid’s Tale bonnets, others with colorfully painted faces. Director Juan Solanas, best known for his Jim Sturgess-Kirsten Dunst venture into sci-fi, Upside Down, emphasizes the crowds of demonstrators as a cheerful counterweight to the many tragic cases of women who died ...
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Dutch actress protests violence against women

Dutch actress Sand Van Roy made a statement at the 72nd Cannes Film Festival with body art, giving out a #MeToo message.

Van Roy sued French director Luc Besson for rape in 2018 but the case was ultimately dropped by prosecutors. The actress, who had a starring role in Besson's "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets", walked the red carpet at the gala here on Sunday, reports deadline.com.

She stepped in front of the cameras for an event honouring French actor Alain Delon and revealed a large temporary tattoo on her back that read: "Stop Violence Against Women", along with the #MeToo movement symbol.

The festival has faced criticism for its decision to give Delon an honorary Palme d'Or after he previously talked about slapping women, opposing adoption for same-sex couples and showing support for far right politician Jean-Marie Le Pen.

Cannes chief Thierry Fremaux recently defended the
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Actress Sand Van Roy Makes Statement About Violence Against Women on Cannes Red Carpet

Actress Sand Van Roy Makes Statement About Violence Against Women on Cannes Red Carpet
Dutch actress Sand Van Roy made a statement at the Cannes Film Festival with body art.

Van Roy sued French director Luc Besson for rape in 2018 but the case was ultimately dropped by prosecutors. The actress, who had a starring role in Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, walked the red carpet Sunday with a #MeToo message.

She stepped in front of the cameras for an event honoring French actor Alain Delon and revealed a large temporary tattoo on her back that read “Stop Violence Against Women,” along with the #MeToo movement symbol.

The festival has faced criticism for its decision to give Delon an honorary Palme d’Or after he previously talked about slapping women, opposing adoption for same-sex couples and showing support for far right politician Jean-Marie Le Pen.

Cannes chief Thierry Fremaux recently defended the fest’s decision to present Delon with the award saying,
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Cannes Report, Day 5: Protests Hit the Croisette, ‘Too Old to Die Young’ Debuts

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Cannes Report, Day 5: Protests Hit the Croisette, ‘Too Old to Die Young’ Debuts
Following Paramount’s acquisition of one of the hottest sales packages, “Down Under Cover,” the 2019 Cannes Film Festival slowed down a bit on its fifth day.

Some projects premiered, like Jesse Eisenberg’s “Vivarium” and Nicolas Winding Refn’s series “Too Old to Die Young” starring Miles Teller.

Protests also hit the Croisette, but so did something else: Helen Mirren’s new pink hair, which she debuted with a little dance on the red carpet.

Also Read: Cannes Report, Day 4: Amazon and Paramount Open Their Wallets, Mariah Carey Sings!

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See below for the highlights from day five:

Too Old to Die Young” Debuts to Mixed Reviews

Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Too Old to Die Young” is an Amazon 10-part TV series whose first two episodes screened out of competition.
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Cannes: Download THR's Day 6 Daily

The Hollywood Reporter has released its sixth and final Cannes Film Festival daily issue, which includes a look at activists protesting restrictive abortion laws at the palais, why buyers deem this year's market as one of the best and Paramount nabbing worldwide rights to an action comedy starring Chris Hemsworth and Tiffany Haddish

"This Is a Pushback"

Cannes' red carpet continued its political streak Saturday, with a pro-choice demonstration on the red carpet ahead of the premiere of Argentine director Juan Solanas' abortion documentary Let It Be Law (Que Sea Ley). The demonstration brought together 60 women ...
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Cannes: Protest Against Restrictive Abortion Laws Hits Croisette

Cannes: Protest Against Restrictive Abortion Laws Hits Croisette
Cannes' red carpet continued its political streak Saturday, with a pro-choice demonstration on the red carpet ahead of the premiere of Argentine director Juan Solanas' abortion documentary Let It Be Law (Que Sea Ley),

The demonstration brought together 60 women and activists from Argentina who unfurled a green sign and flags. Green is the signature color of the pro-choice movement in Argentina.

This year has seen directors unfurl banners on the red carpet, with Litigante helmer Franco Lolli protesting the assassination of Colombian filmmaker Mauricio Lezama and For Sama co-directors Edward Watts and Waad Al-Kateb condemning the Syrian regime's attacks on hospitals....
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