Women without high heels banned at Cannes film festival


This video, recorded in France, says about itself:

20 May 2015

The Cannes Film Festival was abuzz with controversy on Tuesday (May 19) over its dress codes after a claim women were turned away from a red carpet screening for wearing flat shoes instead of heels.

Some are criticising the festival after Screen Daily reported that ‘a handful of women in their 50s’ were refused entry to Sunday’s premiere of Todd Hayes’ lesbian romance ‘Carol’ for wearing flats. …

Asif Kapadia, the director of the Amy Winehouse documentary “Amy,” added on Twitter that his wife was also initially refused entry to his film’s Cannes premiere Saturday because she wasn’t wearing heels, but she was eventually allowed in.

Actress Emily Blunt responded to the report, calling it ‘very disappointing, obviously’.

“I think everyone should wear flats to be honest, at the best of times, we shouldn’t wear high heels anyway, that’s just my point of view I just prefer wearing combat sneakers,” she said.

She turned to Denis Villeneuve, the director of the movie “Sicario”, and asked: “I think you got asked early on if you would re-write my part for a guy.”

Villeneuve responded that it was Taylor Sheridan, the screenwriter, who had been told to change the lead character in his thriller about the war on drugs. “It was the screenplay that people were afraid of in part because the lead was a female character, and I know that the screenwriter was asked several times to rewrite the part.”

Villeneuve joked that he and his male stars, Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin, would wear heels to the evening premiere of “Sicario” in protest.

Another video, recorded in France, which use to be on YouTube, used to say about itself:

EMILY BLUNT Shocked at Cannes High Heel Rule

19 May 2015

The director of the Cannes Film Festival may have put his foot in his mouth! During the film event of the year, women were reportedly being turned away for not wearing high heels and one A-list celebrity isn’t happy. Emily Blunt was shocked to hear the report saying it is very disappointing. The actress added women shouldn’t be wearing high heels anyway in her point of view. Check out the video to see what else Emily Blunt had to say about the rule.

After banning women from wearing miniskirts, and banning women from wearing maxiskirts, and banning women from wearing any type of skirts, and banning women from wearing trousers … now banning women from wearing shoes without high heels.

From daily The Independent in Britain:

Cannes Film Festival rejects women from red-carpet screening of pro-LGBT romance ‘Carol‘ for not wearing high heels

Women, some with medical conditions, ‘turned away for wearing flats

Adam Whitnall

Tuesday 19 May 2015

The Cannes Film Festival is facing an angry backlash after it was accused of turning away women from a red-carpet screening for not wearing high heels.

A number of women in their 50s, some reportedly with medical conditions, were denied access to the showing of Todd Haynes’ entry Carol on Sunday night, according to Screen magazine.

It claimed the women were wearing rhinestone flats at the time – and said that the subject matter of the film itself – a lesbian romance starring Cate Blanchett about fighting against societal norms – added to the outrage of those turned away.

The festival declined to comment on the matter but, Screen reported, did confirm that it was obligatory for all women to wear high heels to red-carpet showings.

The Cannes festival bosses apparently had never heard about women’s health issues with high heels. Nor did they seem to understand that high heels do a lot more damage to their red carpets than other types of shoes 🙂

On Twitter, the report sparked outrage among users who called Cannes “an outdated embarrassing piece of s*** festival”.

The festival organisers were yet to respond to a request for comment from The Independent.

Vicci Ho, a Cannes regular and former festival programmer, wrote on Twitter that she was “almost turned away” for wearing leather flats, despite doing so because she was suffering ankle problems. She later wrote on the site that the enforcement of the dress code had been “ridiculous this year”: here.

Julia Roberts Doesn’t Even Need Shoes To Be The Most Glamorous Person At Cannes. 🎶 Pretty woman, walking down the street (barefoot) 🎶: here.

SOFIA COPPOLA BECOMES SECOND WOMAN TO WIN CANNES DIRECTING PRIZE But Jessica Chastain, one of the jury judges, called out the festival for its overall depiction of women characters. [HuffPost]

Britain: A petition started by a woman who was sent home from work for not wearing high heels has been signed by almost 110,000 people in less than 48 hours: here.

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20 thoughts on “Women without high heels banned at Cannes film festival

  1. Not everyone can wear high heels. And as a nurse, I think that women need to rethink this wardrobe choice. High heels throw your body out of alignment. It sets the stage for problems down the road. Thanks for posting this!

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