Ni­cole shines at Cannes

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - NEWS -

Ni­cole Kid­man glowed on the Cannes Film Fes­ti­val red car­pet in a pa­rade of di­vine out­fits, stepping out in sil­ver Ro­darte, glit­ter­ing Chanel and el­e­gant Alexan­der McQueen among other de­sign­ers, to pro­mote four projects she had in com­pe­ti­tion. As im­pres­sive as her sar­to­rial choices were, it was her fierce sup­port for women in the film in­dus­try that de­serves praise. Ni­cole (right, with hus­band Keith Ur­ban) used the spot­light to an­nounce she would work with a fe­male di­rec­tor ev­ery 18 months. “We as women have to sup­port fe­male di­rec­tors,” Ni­cole said. “Hope­fully, it will change over time, but ev­ery­body keeps saying, ‘Oh, it’s so dif­fer­ent now, oh, it’s so dif­fer­ent now,’ and it isn’t.” Ni­cole, who has just turned 50, stars in The Beguiled, which earned Sofia Cop­pola the Best Di­rec­tor award. Sofia is only the se­cond woman to re­ceive this hon­our in the fes­ti­val’s 71-year his­tory, un­der­scor­ing Ni­cole’s point.

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