Cannes Film Fest 2018: Patty Jenkins, Director of Wonder Woman, Honored

Patty Jenkins, the director of Wonder Woman, will receive top honor at Kering’s 4th annual Cannes edition of Women in Motion awards in part for her work in the fight for gender equality in the industry. This year’s event is scheduled for May 13.

François-Henri Pinault, president and CEO of Kering, Pierre Lescure, president of the Festival de Cannes, and Thierry Fremaux, general delegate of the Festival de Cannes are expected to attend.

The honor comes following Jenkins’ record breaking work on Warner 2017 release Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot.

The film was the highest grossing film of the summer, the third-highest of the year (behind Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Beauty and the Beast) and broke the record for biggest grossing live-action film directed by a women, in the U.S. and worldwide.

Jenkins will do the sequel which is already in pre-production. Her other credits include the TNT, six-episode drama One Day She’ll Darken, on which she directs and serves as executive producer.

Previous Women in Motion honorees include Jane Fonda and Megan Ellison.