Finch & Partners, in partnership with Jaeger-LeCoultre, awarded Italian director Paolo Sorrentino the Annual Filmmakers Award in front of guests at the Hotel du Cap, Antibes.
“It really is great to honor Paolo whose spirit both as an artist and as a man is greatly inspiring to me personally. His work encompasses the most important elements of life to me. Love, humor, passion and the unexpected of the spirit and fantasy” said Charles Finch.
The event, hosted by Charles Finch, was attended by models Coco Rocha, Naomi Campbell and Eva Herzigova, actor Adrien Brody, actresses Olga Kurylenko, Gemma Arterton and Elizabeth Olsen, screenwriter and director Abel Ferrara, director Takashi Miike, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Katya Mtsitouridze amongst others.
Guests enjoyed cocktails on the terrace followed by dinner and dancing that continued long into the night. For the third year, guests were invited to view a special photographic exhibition, “The Art of Behind the Scenes,” which showcased pictures from some of the world’s most accomplished on-set photographers.
The exhibition was produced by Finch & Partners and Jaeger-LeCoultre and featured previously unseen images of Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren and James Dean, evoking the truly glamorous history of the film festival. This year the exhibition also included a series of contemporary photos taken in New York, Paris and Shanghai with a vintage Compass camera developed in 1937 by Jaeger-LeCoultre.
Now in its ninth year, the Annual Filmmakers Dinner continues to develop into one of the most important events during the Cannes Film Festival and is synonymous with the glamour and magnitude of the festival itself. Previous recipients of the Filmmakers Award have included: Nick Broomfield, Gus Van Sant, Alfonso Caurón, Christopher Hampton, Bernardo Bertolucci and Bertrand Tavernier.