Jaeger-LeCoultre has been actively lending support to cinema for more than a decade through sponsorship of prestigious international film festivals, as well as its “Glory to the Filmmaker” Award, conferred during the Venice International Film Festival.
Now the Grande Maison wants to celebrate the iconic talents and performances that shape and enrich the world of the silver screen. Jaeger-LeCoultre will have the pleasure of honouring Catherine Deneuve with an award that celebrates her outstanding career. Actress Diane Kruger is to present the award at the annual gala evening to be held in a very cinematographic setting on 5 September. This exceptional occasion salutes Catherine Deneuve, a long-time friend to the Maison, for her unparalleled contribution to the art of filmmaking.
Emotions are bound to run high as these two leading lights of cinema – both women who have forged remarkable careers – unite for a celebratory moment. Actresses with Catherine Deneuve’s depth and varied accomplishments are few and far between. Since the early days of her career in the 1960s, she has worked alongside the most famous names in film, including Luis Buñuel, François Truffaut, Jacques Demy, and Raul Ruiz. She has continued to take up artistic challenges and stretch the limits of her art ever since, teaming up with out-of-the-ordinary directors of striking creativity.
To celebrate Catherine Deneuve is to pay tribute to one of cinema’s all-time greats, a woman who has continually reinvented herself through one-of-a-kind roles.