A woman was removed from the Cannes Film Festival red carpet during the world premiere of George Miller’s “Three Thousand Years of Longing.” Video footage from the carpet saw a woman trying to crash the event while screaming at the top of her lungs. The woman was quickly removed from the carpet by a handful of security guards.
The woman appeared not to be wearing a shirt and had the word “scum” written on her lower back. Blood red paint also appeared on her lower back and legs. Watch video of the incident above.
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The incident occurred on the red carpet at Cannes’ Palais theater for “Three Thousand Years of Longing,” Miller’s first directorial effort since dazzling the film industry with “Mad Max: Fury Road.” The film stars Tilda Swinton as a scholar who encounters a magical Djinn (Idris Elba) while in a hotel room in Istanbul and learns of his fantastical past while contemplating the three wishes she can make in his presence. Miller, Swinton and Elba appeared on the Cannes red carpet after the woman was already removed.
Getting into Cannes’ Palais theater requires multiple security checks. Guards are positioned outside of the carpet at stations that require attendees to walk through a metal detector. Once an attendee gets through that check point, they meet more guards at the start of the carpet that direct them when they are allowed to enter the theater. The red carpet itself is lined with security.
— Ramin Setoodeh (@RaminSetoodeh) May 20, 2022
On the Cannes red carpet for George Miller’s new movie, the woman in front of me stripped off all her clothes (covered in body paint) and fell to her knees screaming in front of photographers. Cannes authorities rushed over, covered her in a coat, & blocked my camera from filming pic.twitter.com/JFdWlwVMEw
— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) May 20, 2022
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