Isabelle Huppert, the international film icon received the third Women in Motion Award presented by Kering and the Festival de Cannes, and has chosen Maysaloun Hamoud, to receive the Young Talents Award. During official Women in Motion dinner on May 21, 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, will present the awards.
“Isabelle Huppert is globally acclaimed as an actress for her eclectic choices and creative audacity. She is an actress with raw talent who succeeded in gaining recognition in an environment in which female representation is still a major challenge. By presenting her with this award, we wish to salute her considerable contribution to the world of cinema as well as her ability, through her roles and her career, to inspire new generations of women such as the director Maysaloun Hamoud, whose film is an ode to tolerance and diversity.” -François-Henri Pinault
Kering and the Festival de Cannes will present, for the third Women in Motion program, the Women in Motion Award to French actress Isabelle Huppert, one of the most inspirational figures in the world of cinema. She has pushed back boundaries with the strong and far-from-stereotypical roles that she has played since the early days of her career.
She has chosen to honor Maysaloun Hamoud by awarding her the Young Talents prize. In Between, was the first feature film made by him in 2016, this film chronicles the daily lives of three young Palestinian women living in Tel Aviv, torn between family traditions and their desire for independence. The Award is companied by funding of €50,000, will enable Maysaloun Hamoud to continue her filmmaking projects.
“Things evolve slowly, and never enough. Since women continue to be confronted each day with countless obstacles, I am delighted and moved to be able to shine a spotlight on the talent of one of today’s most promising female directors, Maysaloun Hamoud, through the 2017 Women in Motion Young Talents Award. The free-spirited and joyful women that she portrays, torn between their desire for emancipation and the traditions that sometimes stifle them, are true heroines of our time.” –Isabelle Huppert