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Carey Mulligan Wins Palm Springs International Award For Promising Young Woman

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The Palm Springs International Film Awards honours Carey Mulligan with the International Star Award. She is being accorded with the award for her amazing performance in Promising Young Woman. 

An announcement by the Palm Springs Film Festival said that this year the festival and film awards gala will not be held as in-person events. Although the year’s great performances will be recognised by honoree selections.

Mulligan plays the role of the protagonist Cassandra Thomas in the movie. Thomas seeks to avenge the death of her best friend even it involves risking her own life.

Describing the thriller, the festival chairman Harold Matzner said, ” This is a thrilling black comedy that tells an entertaining story of female power.”

Carey Mulligan had received the festival’s breakthrough performance award back in 2011. Javier Bardem, Nicole Kidman, Helen Mirren, Gary Oldman, and Saoirse are previous winners of the International Star Award. Last year, Charlize Theron received the honour and went on to get an Oscar nomination for Bombshell.

The Palm Springs International Film Festival and Film Awards will now be held in 2022. However, the Palm Springs Short Fest remains scheduled for June 22-28.

Also Read: Emerald Fennell’s ‘Promising Young Woman’ Takes On Female Rage And Toxic Masculinity

An expression of female rage-Promising Young Woman

This comedy thriller Promising Young Woman marks the debut of the director Emerald Fennell. Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, and Laverne Cox are other leading actors in the movie. Fennell, who is also the film’s writer and co-producer said that her inspiration to make a dark comedy genre like this is her interest in female rage.

The feature film revolves around revenge and also exposes toxic masculinity. The future of the protag, Cassandra Thomas gets distorted after an unfortunate incident. Thereafter, she continues to live a secret double life at night. However, stumbling upon a clue, she sets out to avenge the villains of her past. But the story of Cassandra Thomas’s vengeance is well balanced by a fair amount of comedy and iconic soundtracks in the film.

Both Emerald Fennell’s direction and Carey Mulligan’s performance earned praise as well as criticism from world-wide. The actor will be seen next in Netflix’s Maestro opposite Bradley Cooper and The Dig opposite Ralph Fiennes.

Also Read: Ankush Bahugana: Meet the Make Up Man, Shattering Toxic Masculinity one Reel at Time

Picture credit: Entertainment Tonight

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