Kering Awards in Cannes to Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon for His Outstanding Contribution to The Cause of Women

by | June 24, 2017

On the occasion of the second edition of the program “Women in Motion”, Kering and the Festival de Cannes yesterday, May 15 they won these prizes to celebrate and encourage women full of talent working in the industry of the seventh art. This year, for their exemplary contribution not only to the film industry but also to the cause of women celebrate this award was to be ex-aequo actresses Geena Davis y Susan Sarandon.

The program is supported by two pillars. On the one hand, the “Talks”: a series of symposia with several guests during the entire duration of the Festival de Cannes in order to create a space for reflection and Exchange around the theme of women in the film industry. On the other hand, the awards “Women in Motion”, two rewards to be delivered each year to an iconic personality and one or several young people full of talent during the Gala dinner of the Presidency.

For ten years, Geena Davis directed research projects on the gender inequalities before and behind the cameras. Susan Sarandon is committed to the promotion and defense of the rights of man through an active militarism and support to various organizations around the world.

Geena and Susan’s contribution to the cause of women became memorable since their participation in the film “Thelma & Louise” that became a cult film worldwide on its own merits, and that it also served to launch a very young Brad Pitt who could see naked.

Both met yesterday on the occasion of the dinner of the Presidency in Cannes, 25 years later interpret the road movie directed by Ridley Scott, It was screened at the Cannes Festival in 1991. A film whose screenplay by Callie Khouri won that year for the best Original Screenplay Oscar and also the Oscar film Best Director and best leading actress.

Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon received the award of Pierre Lescure (President of the Festival de Cannes), Thierry Frémaux (delegate General of the Festival), and François-Henri Pinault, Chairman of the Group Kering. Both actresses were offered the opportunity to choose other talent-filled young girls so they received the second prize in this contest between a list of talents selected for their work throughout the year 2015, and whose names were revealed during the dinner. Namely: Leyla Bouzid, and Gaya Jiji & Ida Panahandeh.

Dinner was served by the French chef Anne-Sophie Pic, the only woman with 3-star Michelin in France, famous in the whole world by their associations of flavors and the strength of their dishes.

Last year the creditor of this well-deserved award were the actress Jane Fonda and independent producer Megan Ellison.