‘Coup took place in Brazil’: Film crew stages red carpet pro-Rousseff protest in Cannes

from RT

Director Kleber Mendonca Filho and cast members hold placards to protest against the impeachment of suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on the red carpet as they arrive for the screening of the film "Aquarius" in competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, May 17,2016. © Reuters

The cast and crew of the Brazilian film Aquarius have staged an improvised protest on the red carpet of the Cannes competition in the south of France to show support for unseated President Dilma Rousseff, denouncing her suspension as a ‘coup d’état.’

Kleber Mendonca Filho, the film’s writer and director, Sonia Braga the lead actress, and a number of other members of the cast and crew unveiled a selection of printed banners on the steps of Palais des Festivals ahead of their film’s Tuesday premiere.

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