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This is how Brie Larson has responded to the controversy over Johnny Depp in Cannes: will you see his film?

This is how Brie Larson has responded to the controversy over Johnny Depp in Cannes: will you see his film?

Start another edition of cannes film festivalthe film competition with the highest glamor of the world. He does it inaugurated by Jeanne-du-Barryopening film that he directs Maiwenn and stars Johnny Depp, and that it has become the spearhead of an insistent controversy surrounding the festival that it directs Thierry Fremaux. This historical drama about the figure of the French king Louis XV It is the first film that Depp heads after the defamation trial against his ex-wife, Amber Heard.

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Not to mention that the aforementioned Maïwenn has been denounced for assaulting a journalist. On these precedents, a press conference was held where the jury of this edition intervened: the one who will be in charge of deciding which film wins the palm d’or. Its president is Ruben Östlundwho won his second Grand Prix last year for The triangle of sadness (previously triumphed with the square), but in their ranks we find other well-known names.

As filmmakers we have Maryam Touzani, Atiq Ramini and Rungan Nyonibeing highly publicized the presence of Damian Szifron and, to a greater extent, Julia Ducournau: this is because the filmmaker also received the Palme d’Or in a previous edition, for titane. As interpreters we have Paul Dano, Denis Menochet and the Oscar winner Brie LarsonThat this may 19 debuts Fast & Furious 10. On behalf of all the members, Östlund has proclaimed that they will see the films in the Official Section “without any prejudice”.

But the different controversies have ended up hitting the press conference as well, with Larson as a reluctant recipient. A journalist has asked the actress Captain Marvel How did you feel about the presence of Jeanne-du-Barry and Depp in Cannes. He specifically asked for his opinion regarding “a staunch supporter of the Time’s Up movement”; the one that next to MeToo wants to combat machismo and sexual crimes in the Hollywood industry.

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as he reviews Deadline Oscar winner for The room has replied: “Are you asking me that? hmm i don’t understand the correlation between this question and me. With what then they have asked him if he intends to see Jeanne-du-Barryand then Larson wanted to tackle the issue: “I’ll see her when I play. I don’t know how I feel about it, frankly.” Jeanne-du-Barry He’s not competing for the Palme d’Or, so Larson can skip it if he prefers.

The awkward episode with Larson takes place shortly after Frémaux has reacted to a harsh open letter published by Adele Haenel. The actress of Portrait of a woman on fire has withdrawn from cinema due to its rejection by the current state of the industry, and in a recent statement has accused the festival of protecting rapists and sexual offenders. What has resulted in Frémaux having to reposition himself in the Depp matter.

The director has said he is only interested in Depp as an actor, and has downplayed Haenel’s attacks. In a previous interview he admitted that he had preferred not to schedule the new films of Woody Allen and Roman Polanski (Cup of Chance and The Palace) for fear that the controversy involved would mark the development of the festival.

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