Through its Women in Motion initiative, Kering aims to shine a light on women’s contribution to cinema and their status within the industry. This 4th edition of the Women in Motion Award Dinner was celebrated on Sunday May 13th on the magical Place de la Castre, on the hills of Cannes.
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 of Cannes, awarded the Women in Motion Prize to the outstanding American filmmaker Patty Jenkins. Actress and producer Salma Hayek Pinault chose to honor the Catalan Director Carla Simón with the Young Talents Award and financial support for her future film projects.
Among the 200 guests attending this year’s dinner, were actresses Isabelle Huppert, Diane Kruger, Léa Seydoux, Golshifteh Farahani, Laetitia Casta, Claudia Cardinale, Chiara Mastroianni, Chris Lee, Anaïs Demoustier, Cécile Cassel, Chloë Sevigny, Virginie Ledoyen, Clémence Poésy along with actors Vincent Perez, Pierre Deladonchamps, Matt Dillon, Z. Tao and Laurent Lafitte.
Kering and the Festival de Cannes also welcomed filmmakers Agnès Varda, Ava DuVernay, Lisa Azuelos, Rebecca Zlotowski, Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Valérie Donzelli, Vivian Qu, Costa-Gavras, Robert Guédiguian, Andrey Zvyagintsev, Christopher Nolan and Ronald Chammah. Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello, CEOs of Yves Saint Laurent and Gucci Francesca Bellettini and Marco Bizzarri, as well as models Aymeline Valade, Anja Rubik and Charlotte Casiraghi, were also attending.
About Women in Motion, a Kering initiative
Women in Motion's ambition is to highlight the contribution of women to the film industry, both in front of and behind the camera. Launched in May 2015 by Kering in partnership with the Festival de Cannes, Women in Motion is an integral part of the Festival's official program, and is active around the world through a variety of events. This initiative is based on two fundamental actions: its Talks, which are open to journalists and film professionals, enable leading personalities including Jodie Foster, Diane Kruger, Robin Wright, Salma Hayek Pinault, Juliette Binoche, Chloe Sevigny, Agnès Varda and Frances McDormand, to compare their experiences and views on the issue of women's contribution to cinema, and also to share their recommendations for the advancement of women’s representation in the industry. The Women in Motion Awards, two awards given each year, one to an inspirational figure who embodies the values of the program, and another to a promising name in cinema who also receives financial support for future film projects.
A global Luxury group, Kering manages the development of a series of renowned Maisons in Fashion, Leather Goods, Jewelry and Watchmaking: Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Brioni, Christopher Kane, Tomas Maier, Boucheron, Pomellato, Dodo, Qeelin, Ulysse Nardin, Girard-Perregaux, as well as Kering Eyewear. By placing creativity at the heart of its strategy, Kering enables its Maisons to set new limits in terms of their creative expression while crafting tomorrow's Luxury in a sustainable and responsible way. We capture these beliefs in our signature: “Empowering Imagination.” In 2017, Kering had nearly 29,000 employees and pro forma revenue of €10.823 billion.
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