Jaeger-LeCoultre and CinemaJueves, 10 de diciembre de 2015 18:15 PM
2015 FILMMAKER IN RESIDENCE AWARD
2015 Filmmaker in Residence, Athina Rachel Tsangari won the Best Film prize at the 59th BFI London Film Festival. Jury president, Pawel Pawlikowski, director of the Oscar-winning film Ida, described the winning movie Chevalier as a "study of male antagonism seen through the eyes of a brave and original filmmaker." He saluted the fact that, "with great formal rigor and irresistible wit, Athena Rachel Tsangari has managed to make a film that is both a hilarious comedy and a deeply disturbing statement on the condition of Western humanity".
The third annual initiative and partnership between Jaeger-LeCoultre and the Film Society of Lincoln Center honored writer and director Athina as their 2015 Filmmaker in Residence during the 53rd New York Film Festival. During her residency in New York, Athina Rachel Tsangari worked on a screwball action-thriller called White Knuckles that centers on two criminal sisters dealing with "VAT fraud, amour fou, architectural infiltration, and electrically amplified fistfighting".
The Filmmaker in Residence program was launched in 2013 by Jaeger-LeCoultre and the Film Society of Lincoln Center as an annual initiative designed to support filmmakers at an early stage in the creative process against the backdrop of New York City and the New York Film Festival (NYFF).
FOURTH YEAR AS A SPONSOR OF THE SAN SEBASTIAN FILM FESTIVAL
After Benicio del Toro, Carmen Maura, Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Robert de Niro and Woody Allen, Emily Watson received the Donostia Award this year, the greatest distinction at the San Sebastian Film Festival. Emily Watson is currently on screen in A Royal Night Out, also starring our friend of the Brand Sarah Gadon. The film relates the true story of Princesses Elisabeth and Margaret who were allowed for one night to join the V.E. Day celebrations in 1945.
For the fourth consecutive year, Jaeger-LeCoultre sponsored the San Sebastián Film Festival. To celebrate this event, Jaeger-LeCoultre presented the charity project Instants of light, so children with cancer never lose their smile to help support the Fundación Aladina.
The project was devoted to the creation of four films directed by four well-known filmmakers on the topic of what cinema means to them: Gracia Querejeta, Antonio Hernández, Nacho G. Velilla and álvaro Longoria. The four directors worked with four actors and actresses to create these short films: Maribel Verdú, Antonio Velázquez, Julián López and Dafne Fernández.
During the Festival, the short films and the photographs taken during the production of the films were available for viewing at the Jaeger-LeCoultre VIP Lounge.
CLIVE OWEN MADE HIS BROADWAY DEBUT IN OLD TIMES
Jaeger-LeCoultre is proud to have sponsored the Old Times play directed by Douglas Hodge, and starring Clive Owen, Eve Best and Kelly Reilly at the Roundabout Theatre Company’s on Broadway. During two months, friend of the Brand and Oscar Nominee Clive Owen went back to stage-acting in this unsettling drama of desire and blurred realities by Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter.
Next year, the British actor will be on-set for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Luc Besson’s new sci-fi movie in which will play Commander Arün Filitt. Clive Owen described it as "a huge and ambitious sci-fi movie that Luc Besson has been planning for some time". Meanwhile, the second season of The Knick – the series for which he was nominated as Best Performance by an Actor in a Drama Television Series at the Golden Globe in 2015 - is currently airing.
THE SECOND EDITION OF THE DÎNER DES TALENTS
This year, the Dîner des Talents highlighted the promising careers of Marc Zinga, Lucie Debay, Catherine Salée and Benjamin Ramon. It’s all happening at the moment for these four talents featured in the 2015 edition and who look set for an eventful future. Marc Zinga, César nominee for Most Promising Actor Awards, is appearing in the new James Bond film, Spectre, and in 2017 he will be part of the latest movie from the Dardenne brothers, L’inconnue. Lucie Debay has been nominated as Best Female Newcomer at the César Ceremony 2016 for Melody, while Catherine Salée will appear in The White Knights in January 2016 with French actors Vincent Lindon and Louise Bourgoin.
In association with the Académie André Delvaux and in partnership with the Magritte du Cinéma, Jaeger-LeCoultre organized the second edition of the Dîner des Talents in the Michelin-starred restaurant Senzanome. This event aims to assemble Belgian francophone cinema revelations and to celebrate their recent performances. Comedian, producer and director, Charlie Dupont was the host of this edition. Each year a personality from the Belgian cinema shares his passion for the 7th Art and lends his support to those who contribute to the influence of Belgian cinema.
SARAH GADON, A RISING STAR
2016 will be an important year for Canadian actress Sarah Gadon, with two major projects. The first is the 11/22/63, a TV show set in the period of the Kennedy assassination and due to air as of early February. In this series, Sarah plays opposite with James Franco, winner of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award 2014 at the Venice International Film Festival. The Canadian screen award-winning actress said that "working with James Franco was unique because not only did we play opposite each other in 11/22/63, but he also directed me in an episode. He is not only a massive talent, but also extremely generous and dedicated to creating."
Her second project, Indignation, is a movie directed by James Schamus with Logan Lerman and based on the best-selling novel by Philip Roth. His premiere will be during the Sundance Festival in January 2016.
On February 20th 2016, Sarah Gadon will also receive an ACTRA Toronto’s 2016 Award of Excellence. David Sparrow, the ACTRA Toronto President says that "Sarah Gadon is amazing. She has built up a significant body of film, TV and animation work in her multi-faceted performing career". Sarah Gadon declares "I’m a proud Canadian actor and passionate about film and television in this country, and I’m honoured and humbled to be acknowledged by my peers at ACTRA."
The ACTRA Awards in Toronto celebrates accomplishment and excellence in the Cinema industry. The 14th Annual ACTRA Awards gala will take place on Saturday February 20th 2016, at The Carlu.
THREE-YEAR SPONSORSHIP IN SUPPORTING THE SOCIETY OF THE HONG KONG ACADEMY FOR PERFORMING ARTS
Jaeger-LeCoultre reinforces its relationship with the 7th art by announcing a three-year sponsorship to Society of the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (SAPA), starting in December 2015.
Now approaching its 26th edition, the annual Academy Ball organized by the SAPA continues to be one of the red-letter society events in Hong Kong, aimed at raising funds for student scholarships.
The Academy Ball will take place on December 12th 2015 at the Academy’s Lyric Theatre, with an Astral them. Three one-of-a-kind special-edition timepieces – Rendez-Vous Night & Day, Master Ultra-Thin Moon and Rendez-Vous Moon – will be donated by the Manufacture for the auction at the Academy Ball. All proceeds will be donated to the scholarship funds, as a token of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s commitment to the development of students in performing arts.