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CANNES (Reuters) – French director Catherine Corsini appeared on the Cannes Movie Competition’s pink carpet flanked by a cluster of forged members on Wednesday for the premiere of her drama “Homecoming,” which has been the topic of some controversy in current months.
Corsini, carrying a white go well with, danced and signed autographs earlier than the crew joined palms on their manner in the direction of the Grand Theatre Lumiere. The director walked between producer Elisabeth Perez and actor Aissatou Diallo Sagna, who received France’s Cesar award for finest supporting actress in Corsini’s 2021 movie “The Divide.”
“Homecoming” tells the story of Paris nanny Khedidja, performed by Diallo Sagna, who travels to Corsica for work along with her teenage daughters Jessica and Farah – portrayed by Suzy Bemba and Esther Gohourou. The household is returning to the island they left 15 years prior below tragic circumstances.
The film had confronted controversy after considerations have been raised about an intimate scene involving minors.
The French Nationwide Centre of Cinema (CNC) pulled 680,000 euros ($749,000) of subsidies, out of a 2.4 million euro finances, over the non-disclosure of a intercourse scene involving an actor below age 16, in response to the AFP information company.
The CNC, which is answerable for the manufacturing and promotion of cinema in France, was not instantly obtainable.
Corsini advised Selection journal on Tuesday that she finally lower the scene from the ultimate model “to calm everybody down and particularly so that folks would cease bothering the actors.”
Counting Corsini, a co-founder of feminist group Collectif 50/50, there are a document variety of feminine administrators – seven – competing for the Palme d’Or high prize this 12 months.
Wednesday’s pink carpet look was briefly interrupted by a protester on the barricades in a pink gown, who flashed her pregnant abdomen with the phrase “Surrogacy” and a barcode on it.
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(Reporting by Miranda Murray, Enhancing by Rosalba O’Brien)