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Sigourney Weaver Says 'My Salinger Year' is 'Big Step Forward' for Women in Film at Berlin Film Fest!

Margaret Qualley and Sigourney Weaver stand side-by-side while hitting the red carpet at the opening ceremony premiere of their film My Salinger Year held during the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival at Berlinale Palace on Thursday (February 20) in Berlin, Germany.

The leading ladies were joined at the premiere event by their co-stars Douglas Booth, Xiao Sun, Hamza Haq, Yanic Truesdale, director Philippe Falardeau and writer Joanna Rakoff, as well as Jeremy Irons with wife Sinead Cusack, and Daniel Bruehl and his wife Felicitas Rumbold.

Earlier in the day, Sigourney and her My Salinger Year team also attended a photo call and press conference for the film at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.

Sigourney Weaver praised the team behind My Salinger Year, calling the film “a big step forward” for women in an entertainment industry still reckoning with the impact of the #MeToo movement.

“Our producers Kim (McCraw) and Luc (Déry) went out of their way to hire women who might not have been heads of department, who carried the load for a long time, made them heads of department, and gave them that chance,” Sigourney said at a press conference (via Variety). “Boy, did they do a hell of a job.”

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