Cannes 2019: Festival makes a strong case for diversity as black, queer artists gain prominence

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Leyna Bloom poses at the photo-call of Port Authority. Image via Twitter/@mefeater

Prathap Nair

May 25, 2019 12:00:57 IST

 

Even as Hollywood is slowly inching towards racial diversity with blockbusters like Black Panther, Crazy Rich Asians and, Blackklanssman featuring non-Caucasian lead characters, Cannes seems to pull out all the stops with several diverse inclusions this year. This year at the Croisette on the French Riviera, there were telltale signs that ‘diversity’ is the buzz word, especially at the lineup…

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