Director Justine Triet provoked a lively controversy after her speech against the government during the presentation of the Palme d’Or at the 76th Cannes Film Festival. Pierre Lescure, the journalist, came to his defense on the show C à vous this Monday, May 29.
The closing ceremony of the 76th Cannes Film Festival took place this Saturday, May 27, 2023. A ceremony that will have been talked about! Between Jane Fonda’s dumpling and the frenzied speech of the one who won the Palme d’Or, the director Justine Triet, there was no shortage of events! The one who presented her film Anatomy of a fall at this edition of the Cannes Film Festival, criticized the government at length during his award speech.
It unquestionably evokes the pension reform and all this “historical dispute” provoked while denouncing the government’s behavior in the face of this movement, “denied and repressed in a shocking way”. She made a point of giving her point of view and affirming her positions: “The commodification of culture that the neoliberal government defends is in the process of breaking the French cultural exception. This same cultural exception without which I would not be here today, in front of you”. A position which will have earned him strong acclaim from part of the public, but also the criticism of certain French politicians.
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The journalist Pierre Lescure defends the director on the set of C à vous
While the latter found itself at the heart of a lively controversy in which certain French politicians did not go with dead hands like Rima Abdul-Malak our Minister of Culture. The latter tweeted about the case: This film could not have seen the light of day without our French film funding model, which allows for a diversity that is unique in the world. Let’s not forget it “.
Yet on the set of It’s up to youof this Monday, May 29, the journalist and former president of the Cannes Film Festival, Pierre Lescure, let himself go to give his opinion on this whole story:“Justine Triet’s Palme d’or for anyone who has seen the film or will see it from August 23 is indisputable. (…) It’s a shame that this morning we talk less about it than the written message of the winner “. He adds that the desire for the director to give a political point of view to her speech is “its strictest right as for any artist, as for any citizen“.
He also wants to put the church back in the middle of the village by giving his point of view on the controversy: “Justine Triet did not spit in the soup, she recalled that she could not have been there without this system of financing French cinema. Result, since Saturday we must constantly explain to dissatisfied people in good faith and especially in bad faith that the financing of French cinema is virtuous and dynamic, unique in its kind around the CNC and not a privilege for spoiled children..