Cannes Film Festival 2022: A screaming woman crashes the red carpet for new George Miller film

A woman was removed from Cannes film festival red carpet at the world premiere of george millerit is Three thousand years of nostalgia.

The premiere marks the return of the Australian director to the screens seven years later madmax: Fury Road but was briefly overshadowed by the gatecrasher.

The unidentified woman tore her clothes during the film’s red carpet procession to reveal the message “Stop Raping Us” written on her chest alongside the blue and yellow colors of the Ukrainian flag. Red was also painted on his legs and groin.

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A protester wearing body paint that says ‘Stop Raping Us’ in the color of the Ukrainian is pulled from the red carpet during the premiere of the film ‘Three Thousand Years of Nostalgia’ at the 75th international film festival, Cannes, in the south of France, Friday, May 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

As she shouted “Don’t rape us!” security quickly surrounded her, covered the woman with a coat, and removed her from the red carpet.

The woman also had the word “scum” written on her lower back.

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Festival representatives did not immediately comment.

The incident happened on the red carpet in front of the Palais de Cannes theater for Three thousand years of nostalgiaMiller’s first directorial effort since dazzling the film industry with Mad Max: Fury Road back in 2015.

A protester who wore body paint on her front that said
A protester who wore body paint on her front that read ‘Stop Raping Us’ in the color of the Ukrainian flag appears at the premiere of the film ‘Three Thousand Years of Nostalgia’ at the 75th international film festival, Cannes, South La France, Friday May 20, 2022. (Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

The film stars Tilda Swinton as a scholar who encounters a magical Djinn (Idris Elba) in a hotel room in Istanbul and learns of his fantastical past while contemplating the three wishes she can make in his presence.

Miller, Swinton and Elba appeared on the Cannes red carpet after the woman had already been kidnapped.

Access to the Palais de Cannes theater requires multiple security checks.

Guards are positioned outside the mat at stations that require participants to pass through a metal detector.

Once a participant passes through this checkpoint, they encounter other guards at the start of the mat who direct them when they are allowed to enter the theater. The red carpet itself is lined with security.

– Reported to Variety and Associated Press

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Margaret Sixel, from left, director George Miller, Doug Mitchell, Tilda Swinton, Idris Elba, Augusta Gore and Zerrin Tekindor pose for photographers as they arrive at the film's premiere
(L-R) Margaret Sixel, director George Miller, Doug Mitchell, Tilda Swinton, Idris Elba, Augusta Gore and Zerrin Tekindor pose for photographers as they arrive at the premiere of the film ‘Three Thousand Years of Longing’ at the 75th international film festival , Cannes, south of France, Friday May 20, 2022. (Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

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