Cate Blanchett appeared as the star of the 59th London Film Festival, dedicated “the strong women” where she presented Carol and Todd Haynes Truth James Vanderbilt before receiving an award for his career Saturday.
Australian actress admitted “having been spoiled in recent years have been reworked with director Todd Haynes and making Truth , a very interesting work on recent history.” The film, presented Thursday its European premiere in London and comes out February 10 in France, is part of the great tradition of film journalists.
Inspired by memories of Mary investigative journalist Mapes, Truth returns to the revelations she made public in 2004 in the flagship investigative program CBS News 60 Minutes , presented by Dan Rather. According to the survey, then-President George W. Bush had received favorable treatment to escape the Vietnam War. The scandal that arose broke the career Mapes and Rather, starring Robert Redford.
“There are a lot of great actresses”
The star of 46 year also participated in the debate on the role of women in today’s cinema, a theme at the heart of the festival this year and growing presence in Hollywood.
“Each time there is an interesting and complex roles played by actresses, someone comes and says: ‘you think this is a breakthrough, is this going to become more common? ‘ It was the same conversation all the years, “she said. “There are a lot of great roles for women and there is no doubt that there are many great actresses. It is time for people to do it,” she said, presenting Carol Todd Haynes, a love story between two women in the 50s that earned her the partner Rooney Mara Actor Award at Cannes.
Cate Blanchett will also receive the BFI Fellowship Saturday, highest honor of the British Film Institute (BFI), for all of career. “No one deserves it more. It is one of the best actresses that we have today,” said Rooney Mara. “The pedigree and the list of people who have gone before me are quite daunting but I’m really happy,” said the twice Oscar winner for roles in Aviator Martin Scorsese and Blue Jasmine Woody Allen.
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