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'Portrait of a Woman on Fire' star quits theaters over French #MeToo Inertia

French actress Adele Heinel, who starred in Portrait of a Lady on Fire , has announced her retirement from the film industry, citing the complacency and indifference of the French film industry to the film industry The #MeToo movement supports her decision.

In a letter published on Media News Site Télérama On Tuesday, Haenel wanted to call out “the general complacency of the French industry with regard to sexual predators” by publicly announcing her retirement from the film industry.

Although French film With several high-profile instances of sexual abuse and misconduct in the industry, many of which came to light in the wake of the #MeToo movement, Haenel said they chose to ignore and exclude women who came forward to sound the alarm. ] [Gerard] Depardieus, [Roman] Polanskis, [Dominique] Boutonnats,” she wrote in the Télérama, citing three of the most famous French cinema characters charged Abuse.” To their annoyance, the victim was making too much noise. They would rather we disappear and die in silence. ”

Haenel writes that powerful people in the industry have effectively “cancelled” the #MeToo movement in France. “You have money, power, and all the glory, [but] you Don’t make me a bystander. I erase you from my world. ”

In 2007, Haenel bursts out of 12 No. 12 César Awards – France’s Oscars – —Roman Polanski won Best Director for his new Spy . The actor yells “Shame on me! Follow her as she leaves Portrait of a Lady director Céline Sciamma.

The actor is in Sciamma’s 12 Feature film first brought to attention with César Award nominated performance Water Lilies has been a part of the #MeToo movement in France public image. In 1276711, she brought charges against the French director Christophe Ruggia, who accused the latter of her 45 sexually assaulted her when she was and starred in Ruggia’s film The Devils. Ruggia, who denies all wrongdoing, has been formally charged but has yet to stand trial.

Haenel hasn’t appeared on screen since Portrait of a Burning Woman , and her role earned her seventh Cesar Award nomination ( She is a two-time winner) and got her signed with CAA in the US.

Instead, she devoted her energies to political activism and was frequently seen at public protests and demonstrations , most recently in a nationwide mobilization against the French government’s planned pension reforms.



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