The strict dress code which means movie stars are always immaculately turned out was stepped up for the screening of Carol, a pro-LGBT romance starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, and resulted in many being turned away for donning unacceptable footwear.
Senna director Asif Kapadia, whose Amy Winehouse documentary Amy was screened during the festival, tweeted that his wife had received similar treatment, but was eventually let in.
A number of women were turned way from the premier for wearing “rhinestone flats” according to Screen Daily - even though some of them were reported to have medical conditions.
Cannes declined to comment on the matter to Screen, but did say it is mandatory for women to wear high heels at red carpet screenings.
Many male stars appearing at the event have stated that they are going to wear heels on the red carpet to shine a light on the ruling.
French-Canadian director Denis Villeneuve apparently says that he and actors Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro will walk the red carpet in heels to protest the flat shoe ban.”
Josh Hutcherson takes girlfriend Claudia Traisac for a spin on his motorcycle to Mendocino Farms in Los Angeles. The pair did not shy away from displaying their new romance, even sharing a kiss after having lunch on Saturday, June 22.
Josh and Claudia met earlier this year while working on next year’s Paradise Lost. The romance-thriller follows a young surfer (Hutcherson) who meets the woman of his dreams (Traisac) while vacationing in Columbia. Things take a turn for the worst when he meets her druglord uncle, Pablo Escobar (Benecio Del Toro).