Isabelle Huppert received the Women in Motion Award and honored the director, Maysaloun Hamoud with the Young Talents Award at the official dinner hosted by 200 guests at Place de la Castre, which included Uma Thurman, Jessica Chastain and Catherine Deneuve.
Women in Motion welcomed more than 300 guests to discussions on the role of women in cinema with Robin Wright, Isabelle Huppert, Yang Yang, Salma Hayek Pinault, Costa-Gavras, Kaouther Ben Hania and Diane Kruger , who was presented with the Best Actress Prize at the 70th Festival de Cannes for her interpretation in In the fade by Fatih Akin.
Once again this year, Women in Motion opened the doors of the Kering suite on the 7th floor of the Majestic Barrière Hotel to more than 300 guests from the world of film and media to discuss the contribution and representation of women in the film industry during its Talks program, an event that have become a must at the Cannes Film Festival.
This season opened with a first Talk in the presence of the actress Robin Wright, known in particular as Claire Underwood in House of Cards, for which she finds herself for the first time behind the camera. While the disparities between women and men remain in cinema, Robin Wright has, among other things, come to defend the representation of women filmmakers by requesting industry professionals to continue giving them the floor, especially to the younger ones: “On must encourage the younger generation to express themselves. Feminism means equality: equal pay for equal work. Now things have to move on the side of the decision-makers and film financiers who are mostly men. It is time for things to change and for the new generation to take on this subject.”
In parallel to the presentation of the two films in which she is currently appearing and which competed in the Official Selection, the international icon Isabelle Huppert expressed her position on the place of women in cinema. She is an inspiration to women the world over and has observed the major role women play before and behind the camera, for example in the United States where some of them “run studios and are courageous and very enterprising women.” So there is no path cut out for them, but “by being forced to take the byways can bring women greater freedom.” Continue reading “FOR THE THIRD CONSECUTIVE YEAR, WOMEN IN MOTION HAS HONORED WOMEN AT THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL”