For her role in Little Joe by Jessica Hausner, the actress Emily Beecham received the prize of feminine interpretation of the 72nd edition of the Cannes film Festival, from the hands of Reda Kateb, during the closing ceremony.

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The actress british appeared in Daphne , Peter Mackie Burns, in 2017.

The pitch? Alice, scientific, handles the genetic changes as a person. Initially, the plant she had created simply had to have therapeutic consequences on patients. But she discovers that a simple contact with the flower is enough to transport an individual… in the body of another. The film will be released shortly in theatres in France.

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Chaired by the director Alejandro González Iñárritu, the jury of this 72nd edition was composed of actress Elle Fanning, directors Maimouna n’diaye, Kelly Reichardt, Alice Rohrwacher, the cartoonist Enki Bilal and director Robin Campillo, Yorgos Lanthimos and Pawel Pawlikowski.

The British Vanessa Redgrave (1966 and 1969), the French Isabelle Huppert (1978 and 2001) and Isabelle Adjani (in 1981 for two different films), Helen Mirren (1984 and 1995) and Barbara Hershey (1987 and 1988) were all won on two occasions the distinction. The Kazakh Samal Yeslyamova received the prize of feminine interpretation in the past year, at the 71st edition of the Festival, for his role of Ayka in the film of the same name by Sergey Dvortsevo ; the story of an immigrant without paper trapped in the back-breaking labor in Russia, harassed by thugs.