An actress denounces the attack in Gaza on the red carpet
On Wednesday, actress Manal Issa waved a poster supporting the Palestinians on the Cannes red carpet.
Especially scrutinized for its parade of designer outfits, the red carpet Cannes also allows to pass political messages. Wednesday night, during the rise of the film “Solo: A Star Wars Story”, the French-Lebanese actress Manal Issa, 26, unveiled a sign on which was written: “Stop the attack in Gaza.”
A claim that refers to the bloody repression of the Israeli army in Gaza. On Monday, tens of thousands of Palestinians in Gaza protested on the border with Israel against the inauguration, on the same day, in Jerusalem, of the US embassy in Israel. 60 Palestinians were killed by Israeli gunfire, the deadliest day of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since the summer of 2014. On Tuesday, Gaza’s Ministry of Health announced that an 8-month-old baby had died after inhaling tear gas.
Actress Manal Issa at the climbs of the movie “Solo: A Star Wars Story”. ￼AFP
Any political or religious event is generally banned on the red carpet. A year ago, the Israeli Minister of Culture, Miri Regev, also featured in a manifesto-like dress, which represented in its lower part a vast panorama of Jerusalem and its old city, with golden dome characteristic of the Dome of the rock.
Manal Issa did not comment on his gesture
The actress Manal Issa did not wish to comment on her gesture. “She does not want to speak because she wants to draw attention to Gaza and not on itself,” the entourage of the actress, the day after his action on the red carpet.
Manal Issa began his career in front of the camera with director Danielle Arbid, for “Scared of nothing”. She also played in Bertrand Bonello’s “Nocturama” on a gang of young people who decided to bomb Paris.
The actress is in Cannes for “My Favorite Fabric,” by Syrian director Gaya Jiji, in the Un Certain Regard section. The film takes place in spring 2011, in Damascus, the beginnings of the Syrian conflict that has now lasted seven years. Despite this backdrop, the film is more like a learning novel and looks at the fate of Nahla, the character played by Manal Issa, promised to Samir, a Syrian living in the United States. A union that should offer a better life for the whole family.