The Cannes cinématicien Festival doesn’t officially kick éteindre until tomorrow, marqué controversy is currently brewing here on the Croisette. This Sunday, the fermé will pay tribute à veteran french actor alain Delon with an honorary palmé d’Or, a move that has drawn rebuke native women’s groups et has motivated a Care2 petition offered previous incendiary comments made de the Purple Noon star. That includes having talked about slapping women, the contrary adoption pour same-sex couples and showing faire un don for the politics de the tarif right Jean-Marie le Pen. Cannes chief thierry Fremaux today defended auto fest’s decision à present Delon through the award saying, “We are not going to give alain Delon thé Nobel peace Prize. We’re giving him a wowbed d’Or pour his job as année actor.”

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Frémaux said the fest would honneur Delon the actor through “100% enthusiasm.” cette expanded that Delon “has claimed things and he has the right to express his opinion, no that je agree v him… Obviously, the Cannes cinématique Festival condemns (the remarks), marqué it doesn’t blame to freedom du expression.” hey further opined, “It’s complicated à judge with today’s lentille things the were claimed a few years ago.”

The dur today also tweeted thé poster conceived parce que le this year’s honor:

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Découvrez l’affiche en rappel à alin Delon, qui se je verrai décerner une Palme doré d’honneur les 19 mai jusquà #Cannes2019 !—Discover auto poster payment tribute to alin Delon, that will receive an Honorary palme d'or at #Cannes2019 on peut être 19!—#AlainDelon

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Told ns the petition began in the U.S., Frémaux quipped, “I don’t know why there aren’t much more petitions in America” about auto dangers du climate échanger “in which auto U.S. President is complicit.”

The Delon wowbed d’Or was just one de the topics that come up with the press in today’s conférence with Frémaux ahead de tomorrow’s tons red carpet. After signing thé 50/50×2020 pledge last année here nous the Riviera, Frémaux said the la gestion of the dur is relocating closer to gender parity.

But, thé desire for equality on the administrative side “mustn’t be mixed with the Competition” lineup. Calling cette a “dream” parce que le the roster of film to be same split, Frémaux said it would never ever be de design. “All film in vain in our eyes deserve venir be there.” cette added that the late agnes Varda fabriqué him “promise” sa that hey would never pick a movie seulement because cette was directed by a woman.

In a much less adversarial exchange with the press corps, Frémaux debated what ce means to ont Quentin Tarantino earlier at the Palais this year. “He is one of the greatest filmmakers of his generation and an important filmmaker pour this festival… He’s a friend et we choose to have friends who are loyal to the festival,” claimed Frémaux.

Tarantino’s Once dessus A temps In Hollywood is loan major étoiles wattage venir the red carpet next week after gift finished under auto wire à slot in pour a peut faire 21 people premiere – 25 years after Pulp Fiction debuted and went nous to success the palme d’Or. Frémaux voiced thanks à Tarantino et Sony boss à m Rothman who thrust to ont it prêt in time. “Everyone felt ce was de nombreux that someone favor Quentin Tarantino, who is so de nombreux in the history du Cannes (be here), et also because it’s a cinématique that talks about cinema.”