Leyna Bloom

The fifth edition of the Women In Motion Talks ended with a discussion with actress Leyna Bloom who talked about racism, sexism and transphobia. She underlined the role of directors in the evolving representation of women in cinema and thanked Danielle Lessovitz (the director of Port Authority, the film that brought her to the Festival de Cannes). “We talk about film, but also about courage – of a female director!” After discussing the years of struggle that she had faced before gaining recognition as an actress, she was confident about the future, saying: “I mean, growing up, that idea of seeing a trans-woman on any magazine cover, let alone Time, was non-existent. Just like this moment. Now, women like me, we have a seat at the table.”

 

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