"Actresses: don't answer that because you have no idea how to answer that question!"
The Russian maker of such classics as "The Return" and "Leviathan" is regarded as one of the greatest directors in the world at the moment, with his last film "Loveless" the critics' favourite for the Palme d'Or previous year.
"It's not a political film festival", she replied, insisting that all films will be judged exclusively on their artistic merits.
The jury will be chaired by Australian Oscar victor Cate Blanchett and include Kristen Stewart, star of the Twilight films. "Not through generalizations and not through confrontations". "It's addressing the gender gap and the racial diversity and the equality and the way we make our work".
Jessica Chastain, an actress and regular attendee of the French Riviera festival, past year reflected on her time spent on the Cannes jury shortly after they selected Ruben Ostlund's The Square as the Palme d'Or victor.
Cannes has previously come under fire for not awarding the Palme to more women.
Von Trier was the director of Bjork's only film to date - 2000 Palme d'Or recipient Dancer in the Dark. She admitted that she would want to see more women directors but the change can't happen overnight.
"Do I think it will happen more in the future?" Blanchett said with a raised eyebrow to fellow jury members Lea Seydoux and Kristen Stewart (an actress who has recently moved into directing).
And the task of picking a Palme victor won't be easy, she added: "It's very hard to sit in judgment of another artist".
Guests taking selfies on the red carpet risk being shut out of screenings in an attempt to stamp out the practice.
"Being attractive doesn't preclude being intelligent", Blanchett responded.
The panel is completed by Chinese actor Chang Chen and a trio of male directors - France's Robert Guediguian, Canada's Denis Villeneuve and Russia's Andrey Zvyagintsev.
"A few years ago there were only two!"
Women outnumber men by five to four on this year's jury, which also includes Selma director Ava DuVernay and Burundian songwriter Khadja Nin. Italian filmmaker Alice Rohrwacher won the second-place Grand Prix in 2014 for her family drama The Wonders. French law requires a three-year window following a film's theatrical release before it can land on a streaming platform a prohibition that led to Cannes this year refusing to put Netflix entries into its prestigious competition lineup. "It has been irritating to me to think that I'm in Cannes because I'm a woman filmmaker and that now, with everything that's happening, the world has made a decision to put females in the spotlight". Only the directors and titles of the films are indicated as if to send a loud message that the quality of films alone matter. "It's so important that we're inclusive of the different ways we participate in film, whether that's in a theater or not", said DuVernay, who directed her documentary The 13th for Netflix. I mean I got a bad feeling from him.
French filmmaker Eva Husson brought her first film Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) to TIFF's competitive Platform program in2015, where it shocked andimpressed viewers with its frank depiction of teenage life.
The film sci-fi fans are really looking forward to, though, is Solo: A Star Wars Story, which will have its first screening at Cannes. It comes from Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, who won foreign language Oscars for a separation and the salesman.
This year's festival will open with Everybody Knows, a psychological thriller starring husband and wife actors Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz.
Gender balance could not have found a better visual representation than the sight of the Palme D'Or jury members at the opening press conference.
Trump didn't answer directly, but turned to face the reporters as he walked away and said, "We'll all soon be finding out". In addition to planning the summit, Pompeo has been pressing the regime to release three detained United States citizens.
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That's because of a telemarketing lawsuit brought against the satellite TV provider. "'Yeah, right' is my first thought". Lawyers say they are encountering similar scenarios when they call clients to tell them they may be awarded money.
The bank is targeting to bring down net NPA to 1.5 per cent and take the provision coverage ratio to 70 per cent by March 2020. The board of directors of ICICI Bank did not discuss the controversy arising from ICICI Bank's loan to the Videocon group.
Marlo remembers there is something magical about it - she dreams of mermaids, and if she's underwater, she's no longer drowning. A mother of two toddlers with another about to be born, Marlo (Theron) is stressed out to the point of totally loosing it.
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McCain wrote in his forthcoming memoir that this was his last term in office, but he never said he was retiring. Incidentally, Palin was among those who endorsed Trump during his 2016 election campaign.
During 2017's Champions League Final , the technology failed mightily when it misidentified thousands of potential criminals. Even though the there have been false positives at events since June despite claims of improving accuracy.
General Manager Koby Altman and other members of the front office met with Hood to discuss the situation early Tuesday morning. Hood started Game 1 against IN , but after the Pacers beat the Cavs by 18, Lue changed his lineup.
The wounded agent is part of Chicago's Gun Strike Force formed a year ago to cut the number of illegal guns in the city. Rodrigo Godinez was also arrested following the manhunt and is being held on drug charges unrelated to the shooting.
On the contrary, environmentalists approve of the new standards. "That net-zero home is not a net-carbon-zero home". Herro, the vice president of environmental affairs for Meritage Homes , told the Orange County Register .
Shire books a majority of its sales in the USA , where the long term industry outlook is brighter and pricing is more permissive. Their drug pipelines are running dry, and their portfolios of patent-protected medicines shrinking.
Blankenship rejects the comparisons to Moore, which were amplified when the president urged voters Monday to "Remember Alabama". McConnell is married to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, who is from Taiwan and whose family owns a shipping company.
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A Japanese diplomat was similarly appalled, saying there was no culture on Earth that would put shoes on a table. According to the Post report, the initial statement of the ministry said: "We respect and appreciate the chef.
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A UC spokesperson said they are offering a 3 percent pay raise over four years and that anything more than that is unreasonable. Witnesses said the man initially got out of his SUV with some type of stick and threatened the picketers.
Several passengers sent NBC affiliate WBAL 11 News pictures of the collision before and after getting off the plane. Officials are said to be investigating why a ground vehicle struck the Southwest aircraft on Monday morning.
Everything I'm hearing from Powell sounds fantastic and I'm sure this soundtrack will be as memorable as any other Star Wars film. Michael Giacchino composed the soundtrack for 2016's standalone film, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story to great success.
Some say the UAE is seeking to illegally exploit the natural resources of the island and turn the place into a tourism hub. The images of UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan, also known as MBZ, now adorn official buildings.