What’s Missing From Cannes This Year?

The #MeToo movement has changed the scene at the world's most prestigious film festival.

Harvey Weinstein and his now ex-wife Georgina Chapman at the Cannes Films Festival in 2016. (ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)
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There are a few notable people missing from the Cannes Film Festival this year, including Harvey Weinstein, Graydon Carter and Charles Finch. Page Six also write that there are also fewer prostitutes.

“I went to the du Cap for a drink . . . No one was there, not even the hookers,” said a Hollywood insider to Page Six. “There are not a lot of Americans. There are not a lot of stars.”

The source was referring to the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, where many stars and executives would stay during the festival. But with fewer U.S. films in the festival this year, less Americans attended than usual.

Page Six writes that when the Weinstein scandal broke last fall, a bartender at the Hotel du Cap-Eden Roc’s Bar Bellini told The Hollywood Reporter that Weinstein was “always in here with one or two young girls, very loud, but we are always polite because he is a guest.” In the same story, a chauffeur alleged that Weinstein once took a “hooker” up to a room at the hotel while his pregnant wife was in another room.

Meanwhile, Carter and Finch are not missing out because of scandal. Instead, Vanity Fair is not hosting a party this year and the annual Finch & Partners dinner fore A-list filmmakers is taking a year off.

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