New members of France’s Césars assembly vow to fight on for gender equality

New members of France’s Césars assembly vow to fight on for gender equality
Reform drive has hits early snag in drive for gender equality.

Two-thirds of the 184 new members of the French César Academy’s first democratically elected general assembly have signed an open letter expressing their shock at the automatic return of 18 historic members, who include controversial director Roman Polanski.

Actors Corinne Masiero, Antoine Reinartz; filmmakers Bertrand Bonello and Catherine Corsini; producers Saïd Ben Saïd, Carole Scotta and sales and distribution professionals Daniela Elster, Alexandre Mallet-Guy, Mathieu Robinet, Ariane Toscan du Plantier and Agathe Valentin were among the 120 professionals who signed the statement released on Thursday evening.

“We were stunned to discover
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