Emily Beecham receives the award for female interpretation for
Actress Emily Beecham received the prestigious award on Saturday, at the closing ceremony of the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival, from Reda Kateb. In this feature film by Jessica Hausner, she shares the poster with Ben Whishaw (James Bond) and Kerry Fox (Intimacy).
For her role in Jessica Hausner’s Little Joe, actress Emily Beecham received the Female Actor Award for the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival from Reda Kateb at the closing ceremony.
The pitch? Scientist Alice handles genetic modification like no other. At the outset, the plant she created should simply have therapeutic consequences for the sick. But she discovers that a simple contact with the flower is enough to transport an individual ... in the body of another. The film will soon be released in France.
Chaired by director Alejandro González Iñárritu, the jury for this 72nd edition was made up of actress Elle Fanning, directors Maimouna N'Diaye, Kelly Reichardt, Alice Rohrwacher, designer Enki Bilal and directors Robin Campillo, Yorgos Lanthimos and Pawel Pawlikowski.
The British Vanessa Redgrave (1966 and 1969), the French Isabelle Huppert (1978 and 2001) and Isabelle Adjani (in 1981 for two different films), Helen Mirren (1984 and 1995) and Barbara Hershey (1987 and 1988) all won at twice the distinction. Kazakhe Samal Yeslyamova received the prize for female interpretation last year, during the 71st edition of the Festival, for her role as Ayka in the film of the same name by Sergey Dvortsevo; the story of an undocumented migrant trapped in backbreaking work in Russia, harassed by thugs.
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