Earlier, it won a 15,000 Dollars prize in the Asian Project Market in the framework of the Busan Film Festival in October 2017. They are not there due to their gender.
It's the latest in almost two decades of headaches for Gilliam's film, which has been plagued by production problems, funding issues and legal woes.
This year's selections, including three female directors among the 21 Palme contenders, have done little to quell pleas by Chastain and others for more female storytellers at the world's most prestigious film festival.
Before the festival began, controversy dominated the Cannes landscape.
"I think he really primarily preyed, like most predators, on the vulnerable", Blanchett told the magazine.
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But Blanchett said the increased awareness of women's issues would have "no direct impact" on who wins. Ms. Blanchett was quick to point out that being attractive and intelligent is not mutually exclusive. The bone of contention was the Cannes rule that a Competition film has to mandatorily receive French theatrical distribution, which the streaming video giant has been holding out against.
On the Netflix debate, DuVernay only referenced the situation vaguely.
Netflix in turn withdrew its films altogether including Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" and the Orson Welles film "The Other Side of the Wind" in a public spat that Reed Hastings, Netflix's chief executive, recently expressed regret over.
Director and screenwriter Martin Scorsese and Cannes Film Festival general delegate Thierry Fremaux talk on the red carpet, 71st Cannes Film Festival at the opening ceremony and screening of the film "Everybody Knows" (Todos lo saben) in competition, Cannes, France, May 8, 2018.
But Danish provocateur filmmaker Lars von Trier will return to Cannes seven years after being declared "persona non grata" for joking about being a Nazi and having sympathy for Hitler.
Another Iranian with a movie in competition, Jafar Panahi, will be unable to attend the festival as he is officially banned from film-making by his government.
Cate is set to hit the big screen alongside Jack Black in the upcoming horror film The House With a Clock In Its Walls. And he has brought Star Warsback to Cannes for the megawatt premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story.