Kering president Francois-Henri Pinault had been holding a secret from his spouse Salma Hayek. All of it got here out in dramatic style Sunday night time – when she was awarded the Girls in Movement prize on the Cannes Movie Pageant.
Pinault’s firm honors a feminine filmmaker yearly, and in a shock transfer, movie competition inventive director Thierry Fremaux introduced the identify of the unsuspecting Hayek.
“To start with. I don’t have a speech and second of all. I’m quick and this factor is intimidating,” she mentioned from behind the imposing podium. The actress spearheaded the award and academic program again in 2014 to deliver extra ladies’s voices into the movie competition, lengthy earlier than the 5050 by 2020 and #MeToo actions.
She counseled the winners of the younger Girls in Movement award – Italian director Maura Delpero for her movie “Maternal,” and Australian director Shannon Murphy for “Child Tooth” – and praised their skill to stability magnificence and brains.
“I’m very outdated. I’m 54. I come from a era the place you had to decide on. For those who determined to embrace your magnificence you had been by no means going to be taken critically. You both needed