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'Cannes fest to have ripple effect after Weinstein earthquake'

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says the will never be the same after Hollywood's sexual scandal following the exposure of

Fremaux on Thursday discussed his first without Weinstein, describing it as an "earthquake" moment for the industry, reports hollywoodreporter.com.

"The world will never be the same again, the will never be the same again," Fremaux said, adding that the movement sparked by the allegations against had also caused an internal evaluation by the festival itself.

"We will discuss our own practices with the festival team. We will discuss equality of salary, we want to question our own process about the parity of the juries," he added.

At a press conference following the announcement of the film festival's official selection, Fremaux answered questions about the lack of women in the line-up, offering his usual reply that the festival has to deal with the titles that are being submitted.

"But there are three female movie makers in competition," he said, pointing to Nadine Labaki, and Eva Husson, but adding that there "may be four" following late additions that are expected.

Fremaux also compared Husson's film "Girls of the Sun", about a battalion of female Kurdish troops and starring and Julie Delpy, to "Black Panther" in breaking new cultural ground.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 18:02 IST
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