Alicia Vikander and Jude Law met journalists on Monday at a press conference held on the sidelines of the presentation, the day before, of Firebrand (The Queen’s Game), the first English-language film by Brazilian filmmaker Karim Aïnouz. The interpreter of Catherine Parr, the sixth wife of King Henry VIII, was surprised to see how much this woman put forward feminist ideas. “She wrote books and spoke in her own voice,” the actress remarked. I don’t believe human emotions and behaviors have changed so much in 500 years. Placing oneself in the context of the time, however, makes one realize how fragile each moment of existence is. Jude Law, the interpreter of Henry VIII, for his part sees the British monarchy as theater. “I don’t really follow what’s going on there, but the chapter that we echo in the film is really intriguing. I’m more obsessed with theatre, though. »

She is not in the poster of a film presented at the festival, but Michelle Yeoh came to Cannes to receive a badge of honor, during one of the most popular social evenings. The actress, winner of the Oscar for best actress two months ago, received the Women in Motion award on the Croisette, a distinction awarded by the Keurig brand, which annually rewards an influential woman in the world of cinema. . The actress said the success of Everything Everywhere All at Once is proof that new ideas appeal to audiences. “It’s about just pushing the boundaries and refusing what you consider to be the normal way. In the normal way, would Everything Everywhere All at Once have even been nominated for an Oscar? Five or ten years ago, no, probably not. »

It is as a producer that Jennifer Lawrence climbed the steps of the Grand Théâtre Lumière this year. The American actress has indeed engaged in the production of the documentary Bread and Roses, presented in a special session. Directed by Sahra Mani, this documentary follows three Afghan women in real time, whose living conditions have changed dramatically since the Taliban returned to power in 2021. the possibility that Roe v. Wade is questioned, Jennifer Lawrence told the Variety newspaper. We felt helpless and frustrated. We felt it was important to get these issues out of the news cycle to really bring awareness to the drama these women are going through. In the end, there are few things that separate us from these countries. Let’s be vigilant because democracy is all we have. And she is back. »