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Cannes open doors to social awareness'

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American actress Diane Kruger considers Cannes and other film festivals as an opportunity to create awareness about social causes.

In a conversation, she said, "The whole #MeToo movement has started that and we have to be vigilant with following up, and it definitely feels like the door is opening. I produce myself, or I've been trying to produce this new series about Hedy Lamarr. I've had this project for four years and it's been like trying to push a rock up a mountain. Nobody wanted to make it."

"Every studio said, 'We don't want to make a female biopic. Who wants to see that?' and it's finally gained momentum in the last six months, so I do feel like it's changing a little bit.

 Since Hidden Figures came out that's when things started to change. It's just there's more of an appetite and now there is proof that those types of films make money," she added.

Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian-born American film actress and inventor. The Troy actress returned to the fest after her best actress triumph last year to present the Chopard Trophee to Joe Alwyn and Elizabeth Debicki.

-Agencies

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