'American Women' star Sienna Miller gets Deauville honour

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We need to “look where we usually wouldn’t” to do justice to women’s stories, said Sienna Miller as she received a career award at the Deauville film festival on Wednesday (September 11).

The British actress was there to promote her newest film, “American Woman”, directed by Jake Scott.

“We don’t look at the margins, which is where women’s stories often reside, because we haven’t been trained to”, she said, thanking her director for telling an ordinary woman’s story in depth in the new film.

Miller, 37, is best known for roles in films such as “Foxcatcher” and “American Sniper”.

She has been tipped for an Oscar nomination for her role in the new film, which is set over 11 years and tells the life story of a small-town woman after her daughter suddenly goes missing.

Gender inequality in Hollywood has been high on the agenda this year at Deauville, with American actress Geena Davis calling under representation of women “an embarrassment” on the red carpet.

The festival has come under fire, however, for programming Woody Allen’s new film, ‘A Rainy Day in New York”, to open the festival.

The 83-year-old director was accused by his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow of molesting her as a child.