Brazil director in Cannes hits out at 'coup'

The Brazilian director of the movie “Aquarius”, in competition at Cannes, hit out at his country’s new leaders Wednesday for “extinguishing” the culture ministry and for their stance on women. Kleber Mendonca Filho said the political turmoil which had led to ousting of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff had caused a “dramatic divide” in the country. Brazilian interim president Michel Temer angered many by appointing an all-white, all-male government last week.

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