Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Quentin Tarantino honored at the Festival Lumière by Girard-Perregaux

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Girard-Perregaux, luxury Swiss watchmaker and partner of the Festival Lumière, honored iconic Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino recipient of the 5th Lumière Award. The Lumière Award was created by The Lumière Institute to celebrate an artist, in Lyon, the very place where the cinematograph was invented by Louis and Auguste Lumière, where they shot their first film, Sortie d’Usine, in 1895.

Following the award ceremony, Quentin Tarantino was presented a Girard-Perregaux 1966 Annual Calendar and Equation of Time.

Quentin Tarantino has left his mark on cinema to become one of the most influential and distinctive directors of his generation. His bold creative spirit has brought great innovation to modern cinema’, said Michele Sofisti.
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With this partnership, Girard-Perregaux will support the Institut Lumière in its ongoing efforts to work on the promotion of film heritage.

The Lumière film festival is part of the Brand’s engagement on behalf of the cinema. Late in 2012, Girard-Perregaux announced it would be the Exclusive Timekeeper and a Founding Supporter of the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, to be located in Los Angeles and slated to open in 2016. 

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