Chopard loves cinema

The Swiss watchmaking and jewellery brand Chopard is Official Partner of the renowned Cannes Film Festival. It has rewarded for 72 editions the feature films, which made the history of the big screen. Among these, we suggest you a selection created by experts of the seventh art, where you can find six winners of the Golden Palm to watch (or to re-watch) in this period. 

La dolce vita by Federico Fellini (1960). A happily decadent film about a hedonist hero’s raids, interpreted by Marcello Mastroianni, through the streets of our homegrown Capital. The scene when Anita Ekberg in a beautiful black mermaid silhouette bathes in the Trevi Fountain, has become iconic for the history of our cinema. Appreciated by the critics and condemned by the Vatican, this movie is the consecration of the Golden Age of Italian cinema.  

Les parapluies de Cherbourg by Jacques Demy (1964). This movie, which is entirely sung on the notes by composer Michel Legrand, won the 17th Cannes Film Festival. Behind its pastel colours, this film hides a deep sense of melancholy. A real revelation was the actress Catherine Deneuve and her interpretation of the innocent beauty. 

All that jazz by Bob Fosse (1980). This musical comedy is a love declaration towards Broadway. A whirlwind of dance and music which enhances life’s theatricality. 

The piano by Jane Campion (1993). It is the first and only film directed by a woman which has ever won the Golden Palm. Nature and human instinct are in the spotlight in this cinematographic history, shot in the breath-taking landscapes of New Zealand.

Pulp Fiction by Quentin Tarantino (1994). One of the funniest movies presented throughout the several Festival’s editions. The victory for this film was the President of jury Clint Eastwood’s betting on the future of the young and talented director, who at that time shot his second movie. 

Shoplifters by Kore’eda Hirokazu (2018). The upsetting story of a dysfunctional Japanese family, which manages to stay close thanks to the propensity for little thefts.

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