Standing on their chairs and swaying to the music alongside a saxophone player, the two Academy Award winners exuded infectious energy, creating an unforgettable moment.
Michelle Yeoh and Brie Larson were captured enjoying a moment of pure joy at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival 2023. In an uplifting video shared by Variety, the talented actresses were seen dancing together, exuding infectious energy. The occasion held particular significance for Yeoh, as she was honored with Kering's Women In Motion Award for 2023. Larson, on the other hand, served as a member of the esteemed Cannes jury.
In a moment that will be remembered for years to come, the talented actresses elevated their excitement by standing on their chairs, fully immersed in the rhythm of the music that filled the air. Their synchronized dance moves and infectious energy radiated throughout the venue, captivating everyone around them. Adding to the already vibrant atmosphere, a skilled saxophone player joined the impromptu performance, infusing the space with soulful melodies. The music resonated with the crowd, fueling their enthusiasm and turning the gathering into an unforgettable celebration of art and camaraderie.
Not one to miss out on the fun, Thierry Frémaux, a prominent figure in the world of cinema and a key presence at the Cannes Film Festival, couldn't resist the infectious energy radiating from Yeoh and Larson. Drawn by the magnetic atmosphere, Frémaux joined the festivities, adding his own joyous spirit to the mix.
Yeoh did not just win the hearts of everyone with her beautiful dance moves but also with her award acceptance speech. Frémaux introduced Yeoh with all the grace her work and life deserve, as “a woman of decision” and then he celebrated her big win at the Oscars for “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”
During his remarks, Frémaux even recalled when Yeoh served as a Cannes jury member in 2002 with President David Lynch. Also, the Cannes chief remembered the fun times from 2002, “We don’t exactly know what is happening inside the group.”
Dancing with THE QUEEN Michelle Yeoh at the Women in Motion Dinner 💃— Brie Larson (@brielarson) May 22, 2023
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Yeoh's award acceptance speech spoke of "inclusivity for women in cinema" in her four-decade-long career. “I have watched the currents throughout my entire career, and I am watching the tides turn now,” she said.
“For too long, we as women have been left out of rooms and conversations. We have been told the door is closed to us. Well, Virginia Woolf once said, ‘There is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.’ Our ideas are endless. Our passion is infinite. And we have come to knock that door down.”
Need to see yall in a movie together 😍— morganitecosplay (@morganitecospl1) May 22, 2023
She praised women "who are strong, capable and unafraid to stand up for themselves,” including Wai Lin from "Tomorrow Never Dies," Yu Shu Lien from "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon," and Evelyn Wang from "Everything Everywhere All at Once." She further added, "They have taught me so many lessons about how I would like to move through the world: with integrity, with perseverance and above all with fierce compassion. There is still work to do."
"We have a long way to go before we can say we are on equal footing. So, what I would like to say is keep fighting, keep pushing, keep telling your stories. Your voices are important and your vision is vital."