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Kristen Stewart walks barefoot at Cannes to protest flat-shoe ban

Kristen Stewart walks barefoot at Cannes to protest flat-shoe ban

"'Cómprame un revólver" is one of the 20 selected films for the Directors" Fortnight, non competitive section of Cannes Film Festival which is celebrating this year its 50th edition.

Although there may have been more to it than that, as in 2017 the actress complained that women were forced to wear high heels on the red carpet.

"Twilight" actress Kristen Stewart, who is serving on the predominately-female Cannes Film Festival jury, took off her heels on the red carpet recently.

Stewart was attending the premiere of Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman, which stars Corey Hawkins and Topher Grace.

But at the end of it all, what are we going to do about the heels-only/no-flats policy, Cannes?




In 2016, Kristen pulled a similar stunt when she wore black trainers around Cannes and then swapped into a pair of silver heels just for the photo call.

The prestigious Cannes festival has come under criticism for failing to showcase more films by women directors. People get very upset at you if you don't wear heels or whatever'. You can not come in.' Then [I'm going to say], 'Neither is my friend.

She continued: "I feel like you can't ask that anymore, but it's still a given". As jury president Cate Blanchett noted, 1,688 male directors have ascended those same stairs to premiere their films during the life of the festival, but just 82 women have gotten that same honor.

Stewart passed the first bank of photographers without protest, posing for the press in her thigh-skimming metallic mini-dress. And we stand here today in solidarity with women of all industries'.

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