#High #Heels My Foot!

De. B. Dubois'

This is coming in a bit late, for I cannot help but notice that every year Cannes Film Festival is keeping up its notorious image of being male chauvinist. My favourite moment last year was when Coline Serreau, a 66-years-old French actress and director, added (direct translation) – “the selections at Cannes is made by a band-of-old-machos, who only congratulates within their friends… I don’t want to be a part of this. Not now, not ever. I take part in real cinema, that has got nothing to do with this ‘assholism’ of Cannes.”

This year, Valeria Richter, a film producer said that she was stopped from entering the venue as the festival officials pointed and waved their fingers at her flat shoes. Richter had her big toe and part of her left foot amputated and thus cannot keep her balance in heels. She said: “They pointed their finger at my…

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