Patty Jenkins Cannes Award, ‘Westworld’ Finale Gets UK Theatrical Date, Kew Media Cannes Slate — Global Briefs

Patty Jenkins

Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins will receive the 2018 Women In Motion award during the Cannes Film Festival. The filmmaker will receive the honor from festival president Pierre Lescure, artistic director Thierry Fremaux, and Francois-Henri Pinault, president and CEO of luxury goods firm Kering, which is behind the initiative. The presentation will take place at a Women in Motion dinner on May 13. Previous winners of the award include Jane Fonda, Geena Davis, Susan Sarandon and Isabelle Huppert.


For any impatient Westworld fans or those who simply want to see it on the hit HBO Western on the big screen, the UK’s BFI venue will host the world premiere of the season two finale. Co-creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy will take part in a Q&A following the Tuesday 19 June screening. The finale will premiere on HBO in the U.S. on Sunday 24 June, with the UK transmission via Sky and Now TV on Monday 25 June. Showing series on the big screen is a growing trend. Crime drama Gomorrah recently found success at the box office in Italy while leading film festivals such as Cannes and Venice have been experimenting with hit shows among their lineups in recent years.

Kew Media Group has bolstered its Cannes slate with another eight movies, including Who We Are Now, a verité drama about a woman who is released from prison and tries to regain custody of her son. Julianne Nicholson stars alongside Zachary Quinto, Jess Weixlerand Jason Biggs. Also added are The Song Of Sway Lake, a coming-of-age romantic drama about a man searching for the truth behind an old hit record called ‘Sway Lake’; Bernard And Huey about two college friends reunited decades later; supernatural horror The Devil’s Doorway and boxing comedy Gloves Off starring Brad Moore and Ricky Tomlinson; The Dark Mile, a horror about a couple who are pursued on a sailing trip in the Highlands; thriller Habit, which follows an unemployed man into Manchester’s underbelly; and supernatural horror Capture, about a college student visiting Hong Kong during ‘Ghost Month’.

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