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Cannes Film Festival 2018: Most Memorable Moments

As the 71st Cannes Film Festival wraps up, a look at the biggest moments from the world's most glamorous festival

MARCH FOR WOMEN ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images MARCH FOR WOMEN Exactly 82 women (including Cate Blanchett, Kristen Stewart, and Salma Hayek) marched on the red carpet at the screening of "Girls Of The Sun" to protest against gender disparity at the festival. In the 71 years that Cannes Film Festival has been running, only 82 of the movies in competition have been directed by women, compared with 1,645 by men. AND THE WINNER OF THE GRAND PRIX IS. . . Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images AND THE WINNER OF THE GRAND PRIX IS. . . Spike Lee won Grand Prix award for "BlacKkKlansman," the true story of a black detective who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan. Speaking to reporters during the festival, Lee said, "I hope this film shakes people from their slumber." MOMENT OF RECKONING Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images MOMENT OF RECKONING Actress Asia Argento delivered a powerful speech at the closing ceremony, calling out her alleged rapist, Harvey Weinstein. “In 1997, I was raped by Harvey Weinstein here at Cannes. I was 21 years old. This festival was his hunting ground. I want to make a prediction: Harvey Weinstein will never be welcomed here ever again.” She went on to say, “And even tonight, sitting among you, there are those who still have to be held accountable for their conduct against women. You know who you are. But most importantly, we know who you are, and we’re not going to allow you to get away with it any longer.” (Weinstein has denied all allegations of non-consensual sexual activity.) ALL EYES ON CHEWY Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images ALL EYES ON CHEWY It wouldn't be a "Star Wars" premiere without him. Chewbacca made quite an entrance at the "Solo: A Star Wars Story" big opening. THE CARPET OF ALL CARPETS Tristan Fewings/Getty Images THE CARPET OF ALL CARPETS The black ties, the colorful gowns, the red carpet, and the well-above-average gene pool: Cannes is a photographer's dream. Here, Cate Blanchett appears at the screening of "Cold War (Zimna Wojna)."
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ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images Pool/Getty Images BAREFOOT Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images BAREFOOT Kristen Stewart kicked off her heels to go barefoot before ascending the steps at the screening of "BlacKkKlansman." Whether this was in protest at the rumored high heel policy—that is, women must wear them—or that the Louboutins were just too high, is a matter of some debate, but three days later. . . FOOTWEAR BROUHAHA John Phillips/Getty Images FOOTWEAR BROUHAHA . . . out came the flats. CANNES-DO SPIRIT John Phillips/Getty Images CANNES-DO SPIRIT Naomi Campbell's annual Fashion for Relief gala took over the festival. Launched in 2005, the event raises money for charitable causes around the world. Here, Campbell walks the runway with, from left, Maria Borges, Bella Hadid, and Natalia Vodianova. NO SELFIES? Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images NO SELFIES? Festival official Thierry Fremaux announced a ban on selfies at this year's festival, calling them "ridiculous and grotesque." AND THE WINNER OF THE PALME D'OR IS. . . Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images AND THE WINNER OF THE PALME D'OR IS. . . Director Hirokazu Koreeda poses with his Palme d'Or award for "Shoplifters" (Manbiki Kazoku).



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