Lebanese actor Manal Issa highlighted the plight of Palestinians killed in Gaza by Israeli occupation forces as she walked the red carpet in Cannes yesterday.
This year's Cannes Film Festival has already been one of the most political in several years, with female stars protesting against industry sexism, several directors barred from attending and bans hanging over some movies.
The prestigious Cannes Film Festival has become infamous over the years for its high-heels-only policy, with actresses of the likes of Julia Roberts and Kristen Stewart taking a stand against it. People get very upset at you if you, like, don't wear heels or something-whatever. I feel like you can't ask people that any more - it's a given.
"There's definitely a distinct dress code, right?"
Back in 2015, a group of women were not allowed to walk in flats to attend the screening of "Carol". "If you're not asking guys to wear heels and a dress, you can not ask me either".
Not just Kristen but others too have spoken out against the policy, including British actress Emily Blunt, who said: "Everyone should wear flats, to be honest".
We had high expectations when news broke the style icons; Zylofon actors were going to be a part of this year's event. we were highly elated with regards to the outstanding fashion appearances they make to the event in Ghana that gets us all talking always. "That's my point of view".
The actress' decision to kick off her shoes on the red carpet may have helped to bring attention to sexism in the film industry, whether she meant to or not.
BlacKkKlansman, which tells the story of an African-American infiltrating the KKK and stars John David Washington and Adam Driver, was given a standing ovation at the end of its premiere on Monday night.