Cannes Film Festival 2022: Screaming woman crashes red carpet for new George Miller film

A woman has been removed from the Cannes Film Festival red carpet at the world premiere of George Miller‘s Three thousand years of longing

The premiere marks the Australian director’s return seven years later Mad Max: Fury Road but was briefly overshadowed by the gatecrasher.

The unidentified woman ripped off her clothes during the film’s red carpet procession to reveal the message “Stop raping us” written on her torso alongside the blue and yellow colors of the Ukrainian flag. Red was also painted on her legs and groin.

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A protester wearing body paint with the text "Stop raping us" in the color of the Ukrainian is taken from the red carpet at the premiere of the film 'Three Thousand Years of Longing' at the 75th International Film Festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 20, 2022.
A protester wearing body paint that reads “Stop Raping Us” in Ukrainian color is removed from the red carpet at the premiere of the movie “Three Thousand Years of Longing” at the 75th International Film Festival, Cannes, South -France, Friday, May 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)

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

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

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Representatives of the festival did not immediately comment.

The incident took place on the red carpet outside the Palais theater in Cannes for Three thousand years of longingMiller’s first directorial effort since dazzling the film industry with Mad Max: Fury Road, back in 2015.

A protester wearing 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 Longing' at the 75th International Film Festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 20, 2022.
A protester wearing body paint on her front that reads “Stop Raping Us” in the color of the Ukrainian flag appears at the premiere of the film ‘Three Thousand Years of Longing’ at the 75th International Film Festival, Cannes, southern France, Friday, May 20, 2022. (Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

In the film, Tilda Swinton plays a scholar who meets a magical Djinn (Idris Elba) in a hotel room in Istanbul and learns about his fantastic past while pondering 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 removed.

To enter the Palais Theater of Cannes, multiple security checks are required.

At stations where visitors are required to walk through a metal detector, guards stand outside the carpet.

Once a visitor gets through that checkpoint, they meet more guards at the beginning of the carpet who signal them when to enter the theater. The red carpet itself is lined with security.

– Reported with 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 upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Three Thousand Years of Longing' at the 75th International Film Festival, Cannes, South of France, Friday 20 May 2022.
(L-R) Margaret Sixel, director George Miller, Doug Mitchell, Tilda Swinton, Idris Elba, Augusta Gore and Zerrin Tekindor pose for photographers upon arrival at the film’s ‘Three Thousand Years of Longing’ premiere at the 75th International Film Festival, Cannes, South of France, Friday, May 20, 2022. (Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

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