ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Calvin Klein hosted their fifth annual event celebrating women in film at a private villa on Monday (May 18) during the 68th Cannes Film Festival. The
Sienna Miller, Rachel Weisz, Emily Blunt honoured at Calvin Klein party in Cannes
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STORY: Calvin Klein hosted their fifth annual event celebrating women in film at a private villa on Monday (May 18) during the 68th Cannes Film Festival. The exclusive event draws influential members of the film, fashion and beauty worlds to recognise notable women who have made an impact on film. This year’s event celebrated acclaimed actresses Rachel Weisz, Isabelle Huppert, Melanie Laurent, Emily Blunt, and Sienna Miller, a member of this year’s festival jury. Miller commented on the struggles of juggling her career with motherhood. “It’s a really difficult balance, it is for everyone. I’m fortunate because my child can come with me, so she’s here now – I put her to bed, went for dinner, you know what I mean, and you juggle. But think to a certain degree something’s always compromised. It’s really hard being a working mother but at the same time I have to support my family, and that’s life. And I think to grow up with a woman who is a mother who goes to work and who is balancing that is a really wonderful lesson for a young girl, but I get huge guilt like every mother. You know it’s complicated and it’s tiring,” she said. The subject of women’s role in cinema – not just in front of the camera but behind it – has been in the spotlight this year in Cannes. Thierry Fremaux, the director of the Cannes festival, provoked the debate by pointing out in interviews that “the number of female directors in the world is too low”. For the first time in decades, the festival opened with a film directed by a woman, “La Tete Haute” by France’s Emmanuelle Bercot. But Fremaux said films had been selected because they suited the festival, not because of the director’s gender.