Cannes Movie Competition: Gong Li Set for Kering’s Girls in Movement Prize – Hollywood Reporter


The Might 19 black-tie awards program all the time options an A-list roster of pageant company and boldfaced names, together with Salma Hayek, husband Francois-Henri Pinault, Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux.

For the previous 4 years, probably the most unique invites in the course of the Cannes Movie Competition is the Girls in Movement Awards dinner, a black-tie gala honoring the contributions of feminine filmmakers and A-list stars. This yr, the occasion — an official partnership of Kering and the pageant — will shine a light-weight on the contributions of iconic Chinese language star Gong Li and rising German director Eva Trobisch. 

François-Henri Pinault, chairman and CEO of Kering, Pierre Lescure, president of the Competition de Cannes, and Thierry Frémaux, pageant common delegate, could have the dignity of presenting the prizes in the course of the dinner on Sunday. 

For Li, an actress whose profession spans 4 many years, the dignity comes forward of her starring position in Disney’s live-action movie Mulan, directed by Niki Caro and set for launch in March 2020. She has already made her mark in Cannes, having starred in Zhang Yimou’s Grand Prix winner To Dwell and Chen Kaige’s Palme d’Or-winning Farewell My Concubine.

In a launch asserting the Girls in Movement information, she mentioned, “The love and respect of the viewers give us actresses wings, give us the relentless pressure to pursue our path. It’s a true honor for me to obtain the Girls In Movement Award. Making movies is prime in my life, and I’m most grateful to have the ability to proceed to share my work and my ardour.”

Receiving the Younger Abilities Award this Sunday can be Trobisch who made her directorial debut on the 2018 movie All Good. The award helps rising abilities and comes with a money prize. “Being a girl is typically unbelievable, and typically exhausting. Making this movie was unbelievable and typically exhausting. Receiving this award is just unbelievable,” Trobisch mentioned. 

Las yr’s Younger Abilities winner, Carla Simón, chosen Trobisch to take the stage right here, saying that All Good “will stick with me perpetually. It’s probably the most lifelike portrayals of sexual assault that I’ve ever seen. It’s deep, touching, respectful, it raises questions, it makes you replicate and it’s advised with nice intelligence. The actors’ performances are completely extraordinary, particularly the one by Aenne Schwarz, which is delicate and stuffed with nuances. Eva Trobisch has a particular sensitivity for human understanding, she’s a filmmaker that I actually wish to observe.”

The duo be a part of an inventory of earlier Girls in Movement honorees together with Jane Fonda, Geena Davis, Susan Sarandon, Isabelle Huppert, Leyla Bouzid, Gaya Jiji, Ida Panahandeh, Maysaloun Hamoud, Simón and Patty Jenkins.

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