Kering and the Festival de Cannes had the pleasure to welcome Gong Li, Eva Longoria, Nadine Labaki, Elle Fanning, Alejandro González Iñárritu and Andie MacDowell at the fifth edition of the official Women In Motion Awards’ dinner
The official dinner of Women In Motion, Kering’s program aiming to shine a spotlight on women’s contribution to cinema, welcomed 200 guests on Place de la Castre, on the hills of Cannes on Sunday, May 19th 2019.
On this occasion, François-Henri Pinault, Chairman and CEO of Kering, Pierre Lescure, President of the Festival de Cannes, and Thierry Frémaux, General Delegate of the Festival de Cannes, presented the Women In Motion Award to Chinese iconic actress Gong Li, in the presence of Franck Riester, French Minister of Culture, and of the members of the Jury of the Festival. The Young Talents Award was presented to German director Eva Trobisch.
Actresses and actors Salma Hayek-Pinault, Anouk Aimée, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Eva Longoria, Mathieu Kassovitz, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Gad Elmaleh, Béatrice Dalle, Amira Casar, Rossy de Palma, Julie Gayet, Élodie Bouchez, Virginie Ledoyen, Déborah François, Clotilde Courau, Elsa Zylberstein, Leyna Bloom, Alain and Anouchka Delon, as well as Charlotte Casiraghi attended.
Kering and the Festival de Cannes also had the pleasure to welcome directors Nadine Labaki, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Maren Ade, Bertrand Tavernier, Maimouna N’ Diaye, Yorgos Lanthimos, Claude Lelouch, Kelly Reichardt, Pawel Pawlikowski, Robin Campillo and Gaspar Noé. Artist, writer and director Enki Bilal, composers and musicians Jean-Michel Jarre and Thomas Bangalter, Saint Laurent’s artistic director Anthony Vaccarello, CEOs of Gucci and Saint Laurent Marco Bizzarri and Francesca Bellettini, models Toni Garrn, Mica Argañaraz, and Anja Rubik, as well as influencer Camila Coelho attended as well.
About Women In Motion, a Kering initiative
Women In Motion aims to shine a light on women’s contribution to the cinema industry, both in front of and behind the camera.
Launched in May 2015 by Kering, a partner of the Festival de Cannes, Women In Motion is an integral part of the festival’s official program and has extended its reach around the world through a series of events. In Cannes, Women In Motion rewards inspirational figures and talented young women with its Awards, and also offers cinema’s leading female lights a chance to express their views on the representation of women – whether onscreen or within the industry in general – through its series of Talks.
After more than 40 Talks and over 70 speakers, Women In Motion has become a platform of choice for helping to change mindsets, for celebrating the contributions of women who have made their mark on the movie industry, and for reflecting on the role and recognition given to women in cinema, culture and the arts.
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