There Will Be A #MeToo March On The Cannes Red Carpet This Year

Including president of the Cannes jury, Cate Blanchett...

Cate Blanchett

by Georgia Aspinall |

Following the Golden Globes and Bafta protests last year, celebrities attending Cannes Film Festival are expected to follow suit in another show against widespread sexual harassment and gender inequality towards women.

Whereas the Golden Globes focused on highlighting how women across all industries are subject to unequal treatment and sexual misconduct, the Cannes march is specifically dedicated to women in film.

Taking place this Saturday, details of the march are yet to be known, will it be a dress code or will they do something different? One thing we do know is that as president of the Cannes jury, Cate Blanchett is expected to be at the march. According to WWD, she will be joined by around 100 other actors and film directors.

Since arriving at Cannes on Monday, the actor has been open about her disdain for the misrepresentation of gender within the industry, highlighting the lack of female directors nominated for the Palme d’Or award (only three of 21 films nominated were directed by women).

‘Would I like to see more women in competition? Absolutely,' she told the BBC, 'do I expect and hope that it's going to happen in the future? I hope so.'

Showing a clear effort to support the MeToo and Time’s Up movements, Cannes director Thierry Fremaux told press, 'it will be a march dedicated to the women of cinema. Not only Cannes but the whole world changed last September.'

The festival has also partnered up with the French Ministry of Gender Equality, setting up hotlines for victims of sexual, physical and emotional assault.

However, we will have to wait until Saturday to see the full protest, including who is involved.

Click through to see all of Cannes most iconic looks...

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Cannes Most Iconic Dresses - Grazia

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Lottie Moss co-ordinated with sister Kate back in 2016, in a red long-sleeved gown by Dior. The model finished the look with Chopard jewels.

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Back in 2013, Cara Delevingne opted for a black lace gown by Burberry. The model finished the look with supersized earrings and a bold lip.

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Princess Diana attended the Cannes Film Festival back in 1987. The late princess opted for a powder blue chiffon gown by Catherine Walker.

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In 2015, Natalie Portman donned a cold-shoulder haute couture dress by Dior.

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Back in 2001, Kate Moss donned a fur coat over a pleated shirt dress.

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For the premiere of Ocean's 13, Angelina Jolie opted for a sunshine yellow gown back in 2007.

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Sienna Miller opted for a geometric gown by Valentino for the premiere of Sea of Trees.

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For the 69th Cannes Film Festival, Rose Huntington-Whiteley chose a red ruffled gown by Alexandre Vauthier.

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Back in 2011, Diane Kruger opted for a silk, backless gown by Calvin Klein. The actress finished the look with a berry lip.

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Model of the moment Bella Hadid made Cannes history in a memorable dress by Alexandre Vauthier back in 2016.

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Cate Blanchett attended the premiere of Sicario back in 2015 in a black Armani Privé gown.

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