Once again Jaeger-LeCoultre contributes its efforts to the seventh art by being an official partner of the “Venice International Film Festival” celebrating its 73rd edition of honoring movies and their creators. And it marks a decade since JLC got involved with these festivities.
Many JLC brand ambassadors and close friends of theirs gathered at the Palazzo del Cinema, in Venice, for this special occasion. Witnessing the international premiere of the new movie “La La Land”, directed by Damien Chazelle, which garnered many applause. Emma Stone, one of the actress in the movie, walked the red carpet with the director who had a “JLC Master Ultra Thin Moon” on his wrist.
There were many celebrities and socialites seen wearing impressive timepieces by Jaeger-LeCoultre. Among them was: Gemma Arterton wearing a “JLC Master Ultra Thin”, Ella Purnell complimenting her dress with a “JLC Reverso One Cordonnet”.
While Sonia Bergamasco, the official godmother of the 73rd Venice International Film Festival, was seen with a “JLC Duoplan Cocktail” timepiece.
Daniel Riedo, the CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre walked down the red carpet accompanying the Italian actress Cristiana Capotondi, who adorned her wrist with an exquisite “JLC Reverso One Réedition”.
Other movie premieres included: “Arrival”, directed by Denis Villeneuve, starring Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner, seen here with a “JLC Master Ultra Thin 1907” featuring a Grand Feu enamel dial and 18k white gold case.
One of the main events at the Venice Film Festival is the conferring of the “Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award” given to a personality that has brought great innovation to contemporary cinema. This year’s winner was the Iranian director Amir Naderi, for his new movie titled “Monte” being shown at the “Out Of Competition” screening. The movie was actually filmed in Italy, near the mountains of the Alto Adige and Friuli regions and set in the year 1350. It retells the dramatic tale of a man trying to bring sunlight to his village, where his family is struggling to survive due to a persistent darkness.
Alberto Barbera, the director of the Venice Film Festival, made the following statement about the award: “Amir Naderi gave fundamental impetus to the birth of the New Iranian Cinema during the 1970s and 80’s with a number of masterpieces destined to leave their mark on the history of cinema, such as Davandeh (The Runner, 1984) and Aab, bâd, khâk (Water, Wind, Dust, 1989)”.
Amir Naderi’s career began in the 1970’s and by the 80’s he had become the first prominent Iranian director to move abroad and settle in America. Selections from his filmography have been the subject of retrospectives in museums and film festivals, all over the world. And 2016 has attributed him with the prestigious “Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award”. Placing him in the company of other notable previous winners, such as: Abbas Kiarostami (2008), Sylvester Stallone (2009), Al Pacino (2011), Spike Lee (2012) and Brian De Palma (2015), among others.
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