French #MeToo icon Judith Godrèche to screen short film in Cannes

A short film centring survivors of sexual abuse directed by Judith Godreche, a key figure in France's #MeToo movement, is to screen at this year's Cannes Film Festival, organisers said Tuesday.

The film titled "Moi Aussi" ("Me Too" in French) is to be shown on May 15, the festival wrote on X, formerly Twitter.

Godreche spoke up earlier in the year, accusing directors Benoit Jacquot and Jacques Doillon of sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager, allegations both have denied.

She has since made powerful speeches at the French equivalent of the Oscars and in parliament, urging an end to sexual abuse in what she described as an "incestuous" French film industry.

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The 52-year-old actor and director's 17-minute film to be shown in Cannes "highlights the stories of victims of sexual violence", the festival said.

"These individual experiences add to her own, underscoring their sadly universal nature."

"Then the question was, what I was going to do with them? What do you do when you're overwhelmed by what you hear, by the sheer volume of testimonies?"


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