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Now Cannes has acknowledged women exist, what will it do for them?

This year's festival introduced an assault hotline (and some male baristas). But has Cannes really got to grips with the implications of #metoo?

By Caspar Salmon  

As Cannes Film Festival draws to a close, it feels only right to ask exactly how successful this year’s edition has been at getting on board the very novel and revolutionary cause of supporting women. Much-bruited initiatives at the festival in 2018 included the introduction of a sexual assault hotline and an event, led by the openly female jury president Cate Blanchett, where 82 women appeared on the steps of the Palais des Festivals to protest the fact that only…

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