Protesters halt Keira premiere
KEIRA KNIGHTLEY and EVA MENDES were left shocked after the Italian premiere of their new movie Last Night was invaded by angry protestors.
Hundreds of workers stormed the red carpet at the Rome Film Festival to makes noise over drastic government cuts to the film and TV industry.
Both Keira and Eva were forced to use a side entrance and were ushered into the screening - which started two hours late - surrounded by bodyguards.
The film`s director Massy Tadjedin backed the protestors, insisting: "We are pleased to renounce the red carpet and support you."
Rain Man actress VALERIA GOLINO, one of the Italian stars who joined the cause, claims workers had no choice but to protest.
She said: "The government disrespects our industry, which means culture, entertainment.
"They disrespect the people who work in the industry - it would be enough to protest about that.
"They call us names, that would be enough to protest. But that`s not (the) only (thing) - they`ve cut our funds for (the) film industry.
"They`ve cut tax shelter, tax credit, which was our only hope for independent movies to be made. It`s a farce."
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