Cannes festival 2024

Cannes may be the world’s most prestigious film festival, but it rarely goes off without a hitch. This year’s festival is bracing for two potential disruptions. One is a threatened strike by the festival’s workers, who have complained that their short-term jobs do not allow them to qualify for unemployment benefits. The other is a still-breaking story as the French film industry reckons with its own #MeToo movement, with more accusations rumored to come during the festival. Expect a comment from the French actress and director Judith Godrèche, who will be at the festival with the short film “Moi Aussi” (“Me Too”) and recently made headlines after accusing the director Benoît Jacquot of sexually assaulting her when she was 14.