CANNES WATCH: ‘Sicario’ Takes Muscular Look at Drug War

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CANNES WATCH: ‘Sicario’ takes muscular look at drug war.

From left, actors Josh Brolin, Emily Blunt and Benicio del Toro pose for photographers during a photo call for the film Sicario, at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)The Associated PressFrom left, Benicio del Toro, Emily Blunt, director Denis Villeneuve and Josh Brolin pose for photographers during a photo call for the film Sicario, at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 19, 2015. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)The Associated PressFrom left, Benicio del Toro, Emily Blunt, director Denis Villeneuve, and actor Josh Brolin pose for photographers during a photo call for the film Sicario, at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)The Associated PressJosh Brolin and Kathryn Boyd pose for photographers upon arrival for the screening of the film Sicario at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France, Tuesday, May 19, 2015. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)The Associated Press CANNES, France (AP) — Denis Villeneuve unveiled his drug war thriller “Sicario” at the Cannes Film Festival, premiering a muscular saga that plunges deep into Mexico only to reveal more about the other side of the border. The event is one of several that have happened on the French Riviera during the 68th annual festival that continue an important dialogue on what can be done to reverse the drought of female writers, directors and producers in Hollywood and film industries abroad.

The gilded guest list of top actresses used the glamorous event on the grounds of a private mansion to speak out about equality — and perhaps show off their designer clothes. “You’ll have a hit movie that women are at the forefront of and people are like ‘Oh, it’s all changing.’ And then I feel like it resorts back to what it was before … But I do feel that things are changing,” said Blunt, who stars in “Sicario,” one of the 19 films competing this year for Cannes’ top prize. “We make up 51 percent of planet Earth and we’re just very disproportionately represented, in terms of directors and writers — the people in charge of the storytelling. They mingled with fellow invitees like Jake Gyllenhaal, Doutzen Kroes, Kat Graham, Lily Donaldson, Joan Smalls, Natalia Vodianova (the face of the CK’s Euphoria fragrance) and Harvey Weinstein. In what was meant to be a good year for women at cinema’s top showcase, British trade magazine Screen Daily said that “a handful of women in their 50s were turned away” by Cannes ushers from a Sunday night gala screening. Hot girl group Haim also performed live on the lawn of the villa. “It’s very strong for us as a brand to be associated with such a good organization as IFP to help support women.

Some of those rejected at the showing of “Carol”, starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, had “medical conditions”, according to Screen, which called it “a bad PR move for the push for gender equality”. “The rumour that the festival requires high heels for the women on the steps is baseless,” he wrote, referring to the entrance of the main Cannes venue. I don’t watch enough films and I think I’ll be watching a lot more, because I’m absolutely loving it, seeing that much cinema,” said Miller, who shimmered in a pearl silky gown with sporty straps.

Like their 2013 kidnapping drama “Prisoners,” it’s heavy with allusion to the morality of employing violent military tactics for the sake of American safety. It’s a cause very important to us,” Calvin Klein Collection women’s creative director Francisco Costa told THR, which got us thinking of polling others on the red carpet for solutions to the problem. Emily Blunt, star of the drug-war thriller Sicario, called the purported flat-shoe ban “very disappointing” and said she preferred comfortable footwear. Also at the event was Miller’s fellow Cannes jury member, actor Jake Gyllenhaal, French actress Isabelle Huppert, as well as models Natalia Vodianova and Doutzen Kroes.

DAMMAM: The First Industrial Zone in Dammam has seen several incidents involving gas leaks and chemical fires recently, resulting in casualties among factory workers. They have a fantastic tap on material and they write better roles for women, and therefore people see better roles for women and they see women in better roles for themselves. The maker of a hit documentary on the late British singer Amy Winehouse, Asif Kapadia, tweeted that his wife had run afoul of an alleged shoe diktat but that she was “eventually let in” to a premiere. A factory worker died and two were injured after chemicals leaked from a 5,000-liter tank at a waste recycling factory during maintenance operations recently.

Having frequently been accused of sexism in the past, Cannes responded this year by inviting two women filmmakers (out of 19) to the competition, opening the festival with Emmanuelle Bercot’s French drama Standing Tall and giving a honorary Palme d’Or to auteur Agnes Varda. These accidents have resulted in many families calling on the government to force these factories to move their operations away from residential areas.

This is a rich problem, and other countries have it worse where women can’t even wear what they want or where they are treated as if they don’t exist.” Isabelle Huppert: “I don’t have a solution. You just have to make sure more and more great films happen and through that, encourage the expression of women.” Joana Vicente, executive director of IFP: “Events like this help and so do giving grants, doing fellowships and encouraging every aspect of the industry. While no injuries occurred during that incident, another one led to the death of a resident and injuries to two others due to exposure and contact with hazardous materials, said spokesman for Civil Defense in the Eastern Province Col. There are other criteria to consider, of course, but the more attention you call to the issue, the more people are going to change and give opportunities to women. “

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