The official dinner of Women In Motion, a Kering program that shines a light on the contribution made by women to the film industry, was held on Sunday July 11, 2021 at the Place de la Castre, overlooking Cannes. The menu was created by Michelin-starred chef Adeline Grattard and served on Ginori 1735 porcelain. After such an unprecedented year, the guests were delighted to be together, and to be celebrating women in cinema. Some 2,500 colored paper lanterns and 900 candles added to the festive atmosphere, along with clips from the Euro 2020 final, won by the Squadra Azzurra.
In the presence of the festival jury, François-Henri Pinault, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kering, Pierre Lescure, President of the Festival de Cannes and Thierry Frémaux, Director of the Festival de Cannes, gave the 2021 Young Talent Award to Australian director Shannon Murphy, following her acclaimed first film, Milla. In keeping with the tradition of the award, she had been chosen by her predecessor, Maura Delpero, whose presence enabled Kering and the Festival organizers to officially present her with the Young Talent Award for 2020.
They then presented the 2021 Women In Motion Award, kept secret until the last moment, to the campaigning actress, producer and director, Salma Hayek.
Among the actresses and actors attending were Maggie Gyllenhaal, Tahar Rahim, Jodie Turner-Smith, Benoît Magimel, Noomi Rapace, Nicolas Maury, Mélanie Thierry, Song Kang-ho, Li Meng, Déborah François, Melissa George, Clotilde Courau, Anaïs Demoustier, Elsa Zylberstein and Anne Parillaud, along with the cast of Supremes, Théo Christine, Sandor Funtek and César Chouraqui.
Kering and the Festival de Cannes also had the pleasure of welcoming female and male film directors Spike Lee, Catherine Corsini, Shlomi Elkabetz, Eva Husson, Andrea Arnold, Kleber Mendoça Filho, Yamina Benguigui, Jessica Hausner, Audrey Estrougo, Danielle Arbid, Mounia Meddour, Daniel Burman, Julia Ducournau and Michael Angelo Covino. Women and men from other areas of the film industry were also present, including Tonya Lewis Lee, Anne-Dominique Toussaint, Elisha and Nathanaël Karmitz, Melita Toscan Du Plantier, Sidonie Dumas, Véronique Cayla and Nicolas Seydoux.
Artists JR and Prune Nourry, along with multidisciplinary artist Lou Doillon, France’s former Minister of Culture, Fleur Pellerin, journalists Mademoiselle Agnès and Augustin Trapenard, and model Nour Arida also attended the event.
Pictures in HD can be downloaded here and B-roll of the event is available on demand.
About Women In Motion
Kering’s commitment to women is at the heart of the Group’s priorities, and through Women In Motion extends to the field of art and culture, where gender inequalities are still flagrant even though creation is one of the most powerful vectors for change.
In 2015, Kering launched Women In Motion at the Festival de Cannes with the aim of shining a light on women in cinema, both in front of and behind the camera. Since then, the program has been expanded to include the fields of photography, art and literature. Through its awards, the program recognizes both inspirational figures and talented young women, while its Talks provide an opportunity for leading personalities to share their views on the representation of women in their profession.
For the past seven years, Women In Motion has been a platform of choice for helping to change mindsets and reflect on women’s place and recognition across artistic fields.
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