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Palme d’Or winner slams French authorities in Cannes speech

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As she accepted the Palme d’Or in Cannes on Saturday, French director Justine Triet slammed the federal government of President Emmanuel Macron over its “surprising” suppression of pension protests.

“The nation suffered from historic protests over the reform of the pension system. These protests had been denied… repressed in a surprising approach,” she mentioned in her speech, as she gained the highest prize on the Cannes Movie Competition for courtroom drama “Anatomy of a Fall”. 

Macron has sparked the most important demonstrations in a era over reforms to the pension system, which had been rammed via parliament with out a vote utilizing a particular constitutional measure.

The reforms embrace elevating the retirement age from 62 to 64.

Addressing the viewers of Hollywood and worldwide movie stars, administrators, and different business professionals, Triet additionally criticised the federal government’s cultural insurance policies.

“The commercialisation of tradition that this neoliberal authorities helps is within the means of breaking France’s cultural exception, with out which I would not be right here at present,” she mentioned.

Tradition Minister Rima Abdul Malak hit again that she was “gobsmacked” by Triet’s “unfair” feedback at one in every of France’s most outstanding occasions.

“This movie wouldn’t have seen the sunshine of day with out our French mannequin of financing cinema, which permits a variety that’s distinctive on the earth. Let’s not overlook it,” she wrote on Twitter.

 

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