On the evening of August 31, 2019, this year’s Jaeger-LeCoultreGlorytotheFilmmaker award ceremony was grandly held at the PalazzodelCinema. Alberto Baba, President of the Venice International Film Festival Alberto Barbera presented the award to the outstanding Greek-French director Costa-Gavras. After the awards ceremony, as the film’s non-competition film, Costa Gafras’ new film ‘Adults in the Room’ (AdultsintheRoom) made its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival.
From left to right: Isabelle Gervais, Jaeger-LeCoultre Global Marketing Communications Director, Greek-French director Costa-Gavras, and Alberto Barbera, president of the Venice International Film Festival
In response to the award of Costa Gafras, Alberto Barbera, President of the Venice International Film Festival, said: ‘Costa Gafras can be among the most outstanding directors of today for many reasons. But one of them is even more important. He turns distant topics into content that can be deeply rooted in people’s minds. This topic is not limited to the enlightened or awakened few, but to a wider audience. Everything he can do with movies Technique, trying to reach as many audiences as possible. The silent and firm director believes that all films have a tendency. This not only removes his long-standing label-set controversy and artistic reversion-at the same time It also enabled him to advocate for peace and sincerity in mainstream movies, lead the audience to reflect and question, and then inspired deep emotions. Some people commented: ‘If we fall asleep, his movie will wake us up. If we lose hope, his film will regain our confidence. ‘
Jaeger-LeCoultre Global Marketing Communications Director Isabelle Gervais and Greek-French director Costa-Gavras
From left to right: Alberto Barbera, President of the Venice International Film Festival, Isabelle Gervais, Jaeger-LeCoultre Global Marketing Communications Director, and Greek-French Director Costa-Gavras
In 1965, Costa Gafras directed his first feature film, ‘Compartimenttueurs,’ and achieved great success in subsequent films: ‘Z’ received two Academy Awards in 1969, and The Cannes Film Festival has won two awards and dozens of other awards. In his more than 50-year career, Costa Gafras has conveyed his activism through popular entertainment, creating new thematic film forms. He directed 20 films in France and the United States, including Unhommedetrop, Section Spéciale, Missing (Golden Palm Award in 1982, Jack Lemmon ) Won the best actor award) and so on.
Greek-French director Costa-Gavras
Costa-Gavras directs new film ‘AdultsintheRoom’
His new film, ‘Adults in the Room,’ adapted from a book of the same name by Yanis Varoufakis, tells about Greece’s financial aid plan in 2015. Humanity and sympathy have been relentlessly trampled on, an unavoidable claustrophobic Trap traps the protagonists and eventually separates them from the tragic story.
Official Stills of Adults in the Room
In addition to the filmmaker’s honor trophy, Costa Gafras also received a customized Reverso watch, decorated with a lacquered lion motif hand-carved by the master craftsman of Jaeger-LeCoultre-this is also the Venice Double An important part of the official logo of the annual exhibition. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Filmmaker Honor Award was established in 2007 by the Jaeger-LeCoultre and Venice Biennale to recognize filmmakers who have made outstanding contributions to the development of contemporary film. As an official partner, Jaeger-LeCoultre has sponsored the Venice International Film Festival for 15 consecutive years, and always demonstrates Jaeger-LeCoultre’s firm commitment to the promotion of film culture and the protection of the inheritance of film art through actions.
(Left) 2019 Jaeger-LeCoultre Filmmaker Honor Award Special Custom Reverso Watch-Back
(Right) 2019 Jaeger-LeCoultre Filmmaker Honor Award Special Custom Reverso Watch-Front
The 76th Venice International Film Festival 2019 Jaeger-LeCoultre Filmmaker Honor Trophy and Special Customized Reverso Watch