Kering and the Festival de Cannes welcomed Isabelle Huppert, Catherine Deneuve, Uma Thurman, and Jessica Chastain, at the official Women in Motion Awards’ dinner

The Women in Motion Awards' official dinner welcomed 200 guests on Place de la Castre, Le Suquet, on the hills of Cannes on Sunday, 21 May 2017. The Women in Motion programme aims to shine a spotlight on women’s contribution to cinema.

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, presented the Women in Motion Award to international film icon Isabelle Huppert. In turn, Isabelle Huppert has chosen to honor director Maysaloun Hamoud with the Young Talents Award.

Actresses Uma Thurman, Jessica Chastain, Salma Hayek Pinault, Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert, Claudia Cardinale, Liv Ullmann, Juliette Binoche, Marina Foïs, Sandrine Kiberlain, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Laetitia Casta, Valeria Golino, Elodie Bouchez, Béatrice Dalle, Dominique Blanc, Agnès Jaoui, Chris Lee, Clotilde Courau, were among the guests, as well as Charlotte Casiraghi. Actors Mads Mikkelsen, Reda Kateb, Yvan Attal, Christopher Thompson, Diego Luna and Yang Yang also attended.

Kering and the Festival de Cannes also welcomed director Agnès Varda, directors Claire Denis, Paolo Sorrentino, Tonie Marshall, Costa-Gavras, Nicole Garcia, Eric Lartigau, Valérie Donzelli, Jerry Schatzberg, Maren Ade, Shlomi Elkabetz, and musicians Michel Legrand, Thomas Bangalter and Michael Barker. Designers Anthony Vaccarello and Jean-Paul Gaultier, or models Anja Rubik and Kouka Webb were also among the guests.

About Women in Motion
Women in Motion sets out to showcase the contribution of women to the film industry, whether in front of the camera or behind it. Launched in 2015 by Kering, in partnership with the Festival de Cannes, Women in Motion is an integral part of the Festival’s official programme. The initiative is based on two pillars: Talks open to journalists and industry professionals which give major figures the opportunity to compare and contrast their experiences and viewpoints around the question of women’s contribution to cinema, and to pool their recommendations for greater representation within the industry. Two Women in Motion Awards are presented each year, one to an inspiring figure who embodies the programme’s values, and another to a young film industry professional, who receives funding support for cinematographic projects.

About Kering
A global Luxury group, Kering develops an ensemble of luxury houses in fashion, leather goods, jewellery and watches: Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Brioni, Christopher Kane, McQ, Stella McCartney, Tomas Maier, Boucheron, Dodo, Girard-Perregaux, Pomellato, Qeelin and Ulysse Nardin. Kering is also developing the Sport & Lifestyle brands Puma, Volcom and Cobra. By ‘empowering imagination’, Kering encourages its brands to reach their potential, in the most sustainable manner.
The Group generated revenue of €12.385 billion in 2016 and had more than 40,000 employees at year end.

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