Salma Hayek Pinault

It was a committed woman who spoke in front of a packed house on Sunday, May 13 at the Women in Motion Talk. The day before, Salma Hayek had climbed the stairs of the Palais des Festivals along side 81 other women from the world of cinema including Patty Jenkins, the director of Wonder Woman, honored with the Women in Motion Award on Sunday night. Salma Hayek was surrounded by the directors, producers and actresses of the 5050x2020 collective and Time's Up, represented by Cate Blanchett, President of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival Jury, who sent, with the emblematic Agnès Varda, a strong message to the world in favor of equality and diversity. A historic rise and a spectacular image that will remain in the history of the Cannes Film Festival. Salma Hayek, who has been fighting both individually and collectively as a producer and actress for some years now has found herself in this unique moment. "Climbing the stairs was very important for me because I'm part of this community of women and it's time for a change," she said. "There were a number of us, yet at the same time so few, we were not packed… There is still room for more women!" Salma Hayek is confident in the reality of the change that is happening: "Now people are finally asking the right questions, and questioning things that had become the norm, because there was a kind of inertia in tolerance. Now people have a fresh view on all that.” And Salma Hayek wants men to feel part of this international movement: "This momentum gives them the opportunity to think about what it means to be a man!” She also spoke about the Kering Foundation, of which she is a member of the Board, which this year celebrates ten years of fighting violence against women, saying it is determined to continue this crucial struggle.

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