69th Festival de Cannes – Women in Motion Awards

69th Festival de Cannes – Women in Motion Awards

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69th Festival de Cannes – Women in Motion Awards

As part of the ‘Women in Motion’ program, designed to highlight and celebrate the contribution of women to cinema, and on the occasion of the Presidential Dinner which took place on Sunday 15 May, Kering and the Festival de Cannes celebrated the exceptional careers and the commitment to both the film industry and the women’s cause of the Academy Award-winner American actress Geena Davis, and the Academy Award and BAFTA Award-winner American actress Susan Sarandon. The ‘Women in Motion’ Award ceremony brought togetherThelma & Louise’s iconic lead actresses on the year of the 25th anniversary of the cult film.

Among guests the Presidential Dinner gathered actresses Kirsten Dunst, Salma Hayek Pinault, Juliette Binoche, Isabelle Huppert, Vanessa Paradis, Valeria Golino, Chris Lee, Ana Girardot, Aurore Clément, Freida Pinto, Rossy De Palma, Maya Amsellem, Loubna Abidar, Elsa Zylberstein, Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi and Julie Gayet as well as actors Gael García Bernal, Mads Mikkelsen, Vincent Pérez, Yousef Sweid and Lior Ashkenazi.

The Presidential Dinner of the Cannes Film Festival welcomed 200 guests on Place de la Castre, on the hills of Le Suquet in Cannes, on Sunday night May 15. Pierre Lescure, President of the Festival de Cannes, Thierry Frémaux, General Delegate of the Festival de Cannes, and François-Henri Pinault, Chairman and CEO of Kering, presented the ‘Women in Motion’ award to both honourees of the evening: Academy Award-winner, American actress and advocate Geena Davis, and Academy Award and BAFTA Award-winner, American actress, and activist, Susan Sarandon.

As part of the Women in Motion Awards agenda, acting as role models for their outstanding contribution to the film industry and women’s cause, Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon had chosen to give the ‘Women in Motion’ young talent Award to Tunisian director Leyla Bouzid, Syrian director Gaya Jiji and Iranian writer and director Ida Panahandeh.

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CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: (L-R) Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis attend the Kering And Cannes Film Festival Official Dinner at Place de la Castre on May 15, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for Kering)

Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for Kering)


CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Susan Sarandon attends the Kering And Cannes Film Festival Official Dinner at Place de la Castre on May 15, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for Kering)

Susan Sarandon (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for Kering)


CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Geena Davis attends the Kering And Cannes Film Festival Official Dinner at Place de la Castre on May 15, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for Kering)

Geena Davis (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for Kering)


CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Kirsten Dunst attends the Kering And Cannes Film Festival Official Dinner at Place de la Castre on May 15, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for Kering)

Kirsten Dunst (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for Kering)


"CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Salma Hayek Pinault attends the Kering And Cannes Film Festival Official Dinner at Place de la Castre on May 15, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for Kering)"

Salma Hayek Pinault  (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for Kering)”


"CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Chris Lee attends the Kering And Cannes Film Festival Official Dinner at Place de la Castre on May 15, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for Kering)"

Chris Lee attends (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for Kering)”


CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Valeria?Golino attends the Kering And Cannes Film Festival Official Dinner at Place de la Castre on May 15, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for Kering)

Valeria Golino (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for Kering)


CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Juliette Binoche attends the Kering And Cannes Film Festival Official Dinner at Place de la Castre on May 15, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Clemens Bilan/Getty Images for Kering)

Juliette Binoche (Photo by Clemens Bilan/Getty Images for Kering)


CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Freida Pinto attends the Kering And Cannes Film Festival Official Dinner at Place de la Castre on May 15, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for Kering)

Freida Pinto (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for Kering)


CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Rossy de Palma attends the Kering And Cannes Film Festival Official Dinner at Place de la Castre on May 15, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for Kering)

Rossy de Palma (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for Kering)


CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Mads Mikkelsen attends the Kering And Cannes Film Festival Official Dinner at Place de la Castre on May 15, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for Kering)

Mads Mikkelsen (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for Kering)


CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Julie Gayet attends the Kering And Cannes Film Festival Official Dinner at Place de la Castre on May 15, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Clemens Bilan/Getty Images for Kering)

Julie Gayet (Photo by Clemens Bilan/Getty Images for Kering)


CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Elsa Zylberstein attends the Kering And Cannes Film Festival Official Dinner at Place de la Castre on May 15, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Clemens Bilan/Getty Images for Kering)

Elsa Zylberstein (Photo by Clemens Bilan/Getty Images for Kering)


CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Susan Sarandon attends the Kering And Cannes Film Festival Official Dinner at Place de la Castre on May 15, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Clemens Bilan/Getty Images for Kering)

Susan Sarandon (Photo by Clemens Bilan/Getty Images for Kering)


CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: (L-R) Pierre Lescure, Francois-Henri Pinault, Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis and Thierry Fremaux during the 'Women in Motion' award presentation at the Kering And Cannes Film Festival Official Dinner at Place de la Castre on May 15, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images)

Pierre Lescure, Francois-Henri Pinault, Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis and Thierry Fremaux  (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images)


CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Tonie Marshall and Jean Paul Gaultier attend the Kering And Cannes Film Festival Official Dinner at Place de la Castre on May 15, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Clemens Bilan/Getty Images for Kering)

Tonie Marshall and Jean Paul Gaultier  (Photo by Clemens Bilan/Getty Images for Kering)


French Version

Dans le cadre du programme Women in Motion destiné à mettre en valeur et célébrer la contribution des femmes au 7ème art, et à l’occasion du Dîner de la Présidence du Festival de Cannes dimanche 15 mai 2016, Kering et le Festival de Cannes ont célébré l’engagement et les carrières exceptionnelles de Geena Davis, actrice américaine oscarisée, et de Susan Sarandon, actrice américaine oscarisée et lauréate d’un BAFTA. La cérémonie de remise des Prix Women in Motion a ainsi réuni les deux actrices emblématiques du filmThelma et Louise, qui fête cette année son 25e anniversaire.

Geena Davis et Susan Sarandon ont remis le Prix jeunes talents Women in Motion aux réalisatrices Leyla Bouzid, Gaya Jiji et Ida Panahandeh.

Parmi les invités figuraient notamment Kirsten Dunst, Salma Hayek Pinault, Juliette Binoche, Isabelle Huppert, Vanessa Paradis, Chris Lee, Ana Girardot, Freida Pinto, Rossy De Palma, Loubna Abidar, Elsa Zylberstein, Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi et Julie Gayet, ainsi que les acteurs Gael García Bernal Bernal, Mads Mikkelsen et Vincent Perez.

Le Dîner de la Présidence du Festival de Cannes a accueilli 200 invités dimanche soir 15 mai, place de la Castre, sur les hauteurs du Suquet à Cannes. Pierre Lescure, Président du Festival de Cannes, Thierry Frémaux, Délégué général du Festival de Cannes et François-Henri Pinault, Président-Directeur général de Kering, ont remis le prix Women in Motion à la fois à Geena Davis, actrice américaine oscarisée et engagée, et à Susan Sarandon, actrice américaine oscarisée, lauréate d’un BAFTA, et militante.

Dans le cadre du programme Women in Motion, et en tant que modèles pour leur contribution remarquable au cinéma et à la cause des femmes, Geena Davis et Susan Sarandon avaient choisi d’attribuer le prix jeune talent Women en Motion à la réalisatrice tunisienne Leyla Bouzid, à la réalisatrice syrienne Gaya Jiji et à la réalisatrice et scénariste iranienne Ida Panahandeh.

Etaient également présents la productrice Chiara Tilesi, la réalisatrice, scénariste et actrice Tonie Marshall, la productrice et scénariste Lisa Azuelos, la réalisatrice et plasticienne Agnès Varda, le photographe, réalisateur, journaliste et scénariste Raymond Depardon, le président de l’Académie des César Alain Terzian, et le couturier Jean-Paul Gaultier.