Cannes Awards Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon

The ‘Women in Motion’ Award ceremony will bring together Thelma & Louise’s iconic lead actresses celebrating the 25th anniversary of the cult film.

The Luxonomist. 10/05/2016

On the occasion of the second edition of the ‘Women in Motion’ programme, Kering and the Festival de Cannes will take the opportunity of the ‘Presidential Dinner’, organized by Kering and the Festival de Cannes on Sunday 15 May 2016, to present the ‘Women in Motion’ Awards, designed to celebrate and encourage talented women in cinema.

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Thelma & Louise.

In 2016, to celebrate their exemplary contribution to the film industry and to the women’s cause, the ‘Women in Motion’ award, as a dual prize, will be given to Academy Award winner, American actor and advocate Geena Davis, and the Academy Award and BAFTA Award winner, American actor, and activist, Susan Sarandon. 

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Thelma & Louise.

Geena Davis, founder and chair of the non-profit Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media has pioneered and led world renowned and large-scale research on the imbalance of female characters on-screen and behind-the-camera nearly ten years. Susan Sarandon is committed to the promotion and defence of human rights, through intense activism and support to various non-profits and human rights organizations worldwide.

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Thelma & Louise.

Davis and Sarandon’s contribution to the women’s cause is additionally remembered through the worldwide success of the iconic American classic Thelma & Louise. Both actors will be reunited at Cannes’ Presidential Dinner, 25 years after their distinguished performance as lead actors in Ridley Scott’s road movie, screened at the 1991 Festival de Cannes. Written by Callie Khouri, the film has won Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen, nominated for six Academy Awards in total, among which Best Director and Best Actress in a Leading Role.

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