Spike Lee Transfixed by Soccer, Salma Hayek Honored at Cannes Dinner

Cannes Film Festival delegates attending a dinner hosted by luxurious items agency Kering saved their eye on the ball throughout one of many annual bash’s most memorable editions to this point.

The late-evening Ladies in Movement occasion on Sunday (July 11) on the impeccably adorned Le Place de la Castre coincided with the UEFA Euro Championship last between Italy and England, posing the last word “Sophie’s Alternative”-style state of affairs for die-hard sports activities followers like director Spike Lee, the competition’s jury president, who was in attendance.

Friends started huddling round those that have been stealthily watching the match on their smartphones, and ultimately an enormous display screen was arrange for delegates. Who else however Lee positioned themselves up entrance, in a single chair with a glass of wine in hand, to observe Italy beat England in a penalty shootout. With a serene look on his face, the “Da 5 Bloods” director gazed up on the display screen in what has turn out to be a viral picture (pictured above).

The night time held loads of different surprises as nicely. Salma Hayek, a recent Variety cover star who usually presents the award herself in the course of the ceremony (the actor is married to Kering CEO François-Henri Pinault and, as such, is a daily on the dinner), was given the 2020 Ladies in Movement Award by competition president Pierre Lescure and inventive director Thierry Fremaux, who mentioned they personally chosen Hayek for the prize.

Introducing the winner, whose id was saved secret to disclose stay in the course of the ceremony, Fremaux mentioned: “Her engagement has been enduring and powerful, in the direction of combating violence towards ladies…and serving to them stand towards all types of violence, whether or not it’s sexual, bodily, psychological or discriminatory.

“I’d not have the ability to let you know whether or not she was born an artist or activist first,” added Fremaux. “She is an artist and an activist.”

A shocked Hayek accepted the award, noting that she didn’t have a speech and likewise suffered from stage fright. “Are you upset?” inquired Fremaux.

“A bit bit,” replied Hayek. “I’m very honoured.”

Noting that she got here from a technology the place you had to decide on between rejecting your seems to get forward, and being engaging and never going anyplace, Hayek mentioned: “You needed to look actually stunning or attempt to look actually dangerous. Disguise the boobs. And comply with a distinct form of dream. However this isn’t only for ladies: how many people have tried to make it on one thing that we thought it was [impossible]?

“However I feel we’re coming into a world — and I do know it’s messy proper now — the place we are able to begin pushing the bounds of what artwork is. Artwork is pushing our connections to new locations the place we wouldn’t have seen ourselves,” added Hayek.

Earlier recipients of the Ladies in Movement Award together with French actor Isabelle Huppert, People Jane Fonda, Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon. Elsewhere, the Ladies in Movement Younger Expertise Award was given to “Maternal” director Maura Delpero.



DevanCole is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. DevanCole joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: devancole@interreviewed.com.

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