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CANNES (Reuters) – Swedish director Ruben Ostlund, who heads the jury awarding the Cannes Movie Pageant’s prime award this yr, expressed solidarity with placing Hollywood movie and TV writers on Tuesday, saying industrial motion was the one solution to change work situations.
“It is nice that individuals have a robust collegial feeling so you possibly can exit and have a strike. That is how one can change the situations of your occupation, so I am like ‘yeah, go!'” mentioned Ostlund, who received the Palme d’Or final yr for “Triangle of Disappointment,” a satire exploring financial inequality, in addition to in 2017 for artwork world satire, “The Sq..”
Actor Paul Dano, most lately of Steven Spielberg’s “The Fabelmans,” mentioned he was planning to get on the picket line as quickly as he returned from the pageant on the French Riviera.
“My spouse is at the moment picketing with our 6-month-old strapped to her chest, and I’ll go be there along with her on the picket line after I get residence from right here,” he mentioned, eliciting applause.
Hundreds of Hollywood movie and tv writers went on strike this month because the Writers Guild of America (WGA) known as its first work stoppage in 15 years after failing to succeed in an settlement for increased pay from studios resembling Walt Disney Co and Netflix Inc.
Prime executives near the discussions have advised Reuters that the strike may proceed into the summer time and presumably past.
This yr’s jury for the Palme d’Or prime prize consists of:
-Ruben Ostlund, Swedish director and jury president
-Julia Ducournau, French director of “Titane”
-Damian Szifron, Argentinian director of “Wild Tales”
-Atiq Rahimi, French-Afghan director, author identified for “Blood and Ashes”
-Paul Dano, actor, identified for “There Will Be Blood”
-Brie Larson, actor, identified for “Captain Marvel”
-Rungano Nyoni, Zambian author identified for “I Am Not A Witch”
-Denis Menochet, French actor identified for “Inglorious Basterds”
-Maryam Touzani, Moroccan director identified for “The Blue Caftan”
(Reporting by Mindy Burrows; Writing by Miranda Murray; Modifying by Bernadette Baum)