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Michelle Yeoh to be honoured at Cannes Film Festival

Michelle Yeoh to be honoured at Cannes Film Festival
Michelle Yeoh / © Cover Media

Michelle Yeoh is to receive Kering's Women in Motion award at the Cannes Film Festival.

The Everything Everywhere All at Once star, who won an Oscar, Golden Globe and SAG award for Best Actress for her performance in that film earlier this year, is adding to her trophy haul after being chosen for the French film event's honour.

In a statement, the star said: "I'm very moved to receive this award. I'm convinced that times are changing; public awareness has certainly grown in recent years. It's vital that women - in front of the camera and behind it - keep playing roles and telling stories that reflect the diversity and complexity of the world."

Yeoh, 60, will receive the prize at Cannes' official Women In Motion dinner to honour women in cinema during the festival, which runs from 16 to 17 May.

Thierry Frémaux, Director of the Festival de Cannes, added: "We are thrilled to be honoring Michelle Yeoh, an actress who is passionately dedicated to her films and has made her mark on the industry in so many different ways, and who we had the great pleasure of welcoming to the jury of the Festival de Cannes in 2002. Throughout her career, she has relentlessly explored new possibilities - to the point where this has become her trademark for a large international audience. The awards she is receiving are simply the inevitable outcome of this exceptional journey."

Since its launch during the Festival in 2015, the prize has been given to Jane Fonda, Geena Davis, Susan Sarandon, Isabelle Huppert, Patty Jenkins, Gong Li, Salma Hayek, and Viola Davis.

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