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Excited and accomplices Judith Godrech and her daughter Tess Barthelemy climb the steps of the Cannes Film Festival together

Tess Barthelemy and her mother Judith Godrech on the red carpet at the 77th Cannes Film Festival. (France, May 15, 2024).
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VIDEO – The new face of the Me Too movement, the actress and director, walked the red carpet of the Croisette this Wednesday, May 15, to present her short film. Me too, dedicated to victims of sexual violence, in the Un Certain Regard category. She was supported by her daughter, Tessy, who brought up the words of these women on the screen.

For several months, he has become one of the most prominent figures of violence against women. So this Wednesday, May 15th, Judith Godrech continues the fight by presenting her short film Me too During the opening ceremony of the Un Certain Regard category of the Cannes Film Festival. The 52-year-old actress walked the carpet accompanied by her entourage, including journalist and activist Rojaya Diallo, as well as her daughter Tess Barthelemy, 19, from her relationship with comedian and actor Maurice Barthelemy. The latter, who is a professional dancer, opens his mother’s work with lyrical and poetic choreography.

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About 1,000 victims

Me too It is a 17-minute short film covering the testimonies of about 1,000 victims of sexual violence, which they have collected in recent months. Indeed, since the end of 2023, many women have contacted him after he spoke out against director Benoit Jaco. The actress has slammed their controlling relationship, which lasted several years when she was just 15 (and he was 40). His appearance on the Cannes red carpet is also part of the Me Too storm in French cinema. On the stairs, Judith Godrech, dressed in an elegant black suit, put her hands to her lips, followed by her daughter and the other actresses of her film. A gesture that undoubtedly condemned the film industry’s silence against sexist and sexual violence.

Short film team Me too On the steps of Cannes by Judith Godrech.
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Several personalities followed suit, including jury president Greta Gerwig and Eva Green, who came to watch the screening. Furiosa: the mad max saga Submitted non-competitively by George Miller. The whole team of this new post-apocalyptic component then appeared in front of the photographers who were fascinated by this ballet of stars.

Source: Le Figaro

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