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New films by Quentin Tarantino and Abdellatif Kechiche join the 2019 Cannes lineup



  • Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Kechiche's Mektoub My Love: Intermezzo will compete for the Palme d'or

  • Both men are already Palme d'or winners with Tarantino winning for Pulp Fiction and Kechiche winning for Blue is the Warmest Color

  • Kechiche was accused of sexual assault in 2018 while accusations of Tarantino knowing about, and still working with sexual predator Harvey Weinstein, were later confirmed by Tarantino himself

  • Cannes has been under heavy criticism in recent years for continually supporting male directors over female ones

  • Last year festival director Thierry Frémaux signed a pledge towards working towards gender parity in films

  • At the 2019 edition of the festival 21 films will now compete for the Palme d'or, only 4 of the films are directed by women

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Tags: #cannes2019, #officialselection, film - festival, french celebrities, quentin tarantino
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