Cannes director defends festival after Adèle Haenel slams French film industry's #MeToo response
After one of France’s top actors, Adèle Haenel, announced she was quitting a French film industry that she denounced for “complacency toward sexual aggressors,” Cannes Film Festival chief Thierry Fremaux rejected her criticisms Monday.
French actor strips for culture during Cesar Awards ceremony
rench actress Corinne Masiero (L) delivers a speech wearing a "Peau d'Ane" costume next to French actress and Master of Ceremony Marina Fois during the 46th Cesar Award ceremony on Friday, March 12, 2021 in Paris. Corinne Masiero came onstage Friday night to present the best costume award wearing a donkey suit and tampons as earrings. The ceremony's the emcee, actor and comedian Marina Fois, noted the minister's planned book containing recipes, ”little comforting things to get through this crisis." The minister's entourage said the book, “La Vie en Rose,” will not be coming out, according to French media reports. Fourteen-year-old Fathia Youssouff, chosen most promising actress for “Mignonnes” ("Cuties"), told aspiring youth to follow their dreams.
Roman Polanski honors Poles who saved him from the Holocaust
Stefania and Jan Buchala were posthumously declared as “Righteous Among the Nations,” an honor bestowed by Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust memorial, in a ceremony attended by their grandson. Polanski recalled Stefania Buchala as an “extremely noble and religious person” who had the courage to risk not only her own life in sheltering him, but also the lives of her children. In occupied Poland, Nazi Germans punished anyone helping Jews with instant execution of the person involved and their entire family. Polanski and Buchala posed for photos together, but any emotional gestures were made impossible by the anti-COVID-19 social distancing and masks. They are among some 7,000 Poles now recognized by Yad Vashem for saving Jews from certain death at the hands of Nazi German forces.