As part of the 68th International Cannes Film Festival, Kering and the Festival de Cannes have launched the first edition of the Women in Motion programme. The Women in Motion Talks will offer the opportunity to reflect on and discuss women in cinema, with influential figures from the industry sharing their views on the topic.
The inaugural Women in Motion Talk will take place on 14 May and will welcome Italian-American actress and director Isabella Rossellini, alongside French producer Claudie Ossard.
Rossellini has left her mark on the history of film, acting in iconic works of Italian, French and English-language cinema, such as David Lynch’s Blue Velvet and Robert Zemeckis’ Death Becomes Her. The actress also appeared in numerous television series before moving behind the camera to become a director. She will be in Cannes as president of the Un Certain Regard Jury for the Festival’s 68th edition.
Ossard has produced numerous films over the past 30 years, including Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Amélie.
For the inaugural Talk, Rossellini and Ossard will discuss the subject of female representation in the film industry and sexism in cinema, both on screen and behind the scenes.
The 2015 Women in Motion Talks will close with a conversation with Agnès Varda, French photographer, director and visual artist, whose work has played a central part in the development of contemporary film.
Other guests at the Talks will include French actress Isabelle Huppert,French screenwriter and producer Sylvie Pialat, Mexican-American actress, director and producer Salma Hayek-Pinault, and general delegate of the Festival de Cannes Thierry Frémaux.
The 2015 edition of the Women in Motion Talks has been organised in partnership with The Hollywood Reporter, Le Figaro and Madame Figaro. A video feed and daily editorials on the talks are available at Kering.com and on Festival de Cannes TV.