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Results for Favourite French Film voted by Londoners

By France in London
30/09/2004



Results for Favourite French Film voted by Londoners


To celebrate the enduring and indeed growing popularity of French cinema, Curzon Mayfair and FranceInLondon.com joined forces to find out which French film was London's favourite.
 
 
         
 

With the help of a panel of experts 100 French films were carefully selected and the voting took place online on www.FranceInLondon.com between 15th June and 27th July 2004. Despite the fact that the voting process was not easy (people had to pick their 10 favourite films out of 100), thousands of Londoners went online.

The results were unveiled at the award ceremony held on 29th September at the Curzon Mayfair. An array of people gathered together to assist to the Award Ceremony.

  poster film Leon
         
Martin Firrell   The evening started with a champagne reception and was followed by the screening of a specially commissioned trailer for Curzon Cinemas' 70th Anniversary. The trailer was produced by the well-known London based public artist: Martin Firrell who also presented his work in his usual direct and exuberant style.

`Art is like a fart for the soul (...) as your mother will tell you: it's better to have it out than in'.

Martin Firrell is especially known for always creating his art in public places and for his direct approach to life.

         
  The results of the vote online
Ranking Title Director Actors
1 Amelie (2001) Jean-Pierre Jeunet Audrey Tautou and Mathieu Kassovitz
2 Leon (1994) Luc Besson Jean Reno, Nathalie Portman, Peter Appel and Garry Oldman
3 Jean de Florette (1986) Claude Berri Gerard Depardieu, Yves Montand and Daniel Auteuil
4 Cinema Paradiso (1988) Giuseppe Tomadore Philippe Noiret, Jacques Perrin and Salvatore Cascio
5 Cyrano de Bergerac (1990) Jean-Paul Rappeneau Gerard Depardieu, Anne Brochet, Jacques Weber and Vincent Pérez
6 Nikita (1990) Luc Besson Anne Parillo, Jean-Hughes Anglade, Tcheky Karyo and Jeanne Moreau
7 Big Blue(Le Grand Bleu)(1988) Luc Besson Rosanna Arquette, Jean Marc Barr and Jean Réno
8 Manon des Sources (1986) Claude Berri Emmanuelle Béart, Yves Montand and Daniel Auteuil
9 Breathless (A bout de Souffle)(1959) Jean-Luc Godard Jean Seberg and Jean-Paul Belmondo
10 Jules and Jim (1961) François Truffaut Jeanne Moreau, Oscar Werner, Henri Serre and Marie Dubois
         
Representatives from Momentum, Buena Vista International and Pathé, the distributors for Amelie, Leon and Jean de Florette respectively, collected their awards on behalf of the film makers. See photos photos
 
film Les Choristes

poster film Les Choristes

  Everyone who voted online was also entered into a free prize draw and the top prize was a week at the next Cannes film festival staying in a Hollywood style villa (6 bedrooms incl. swimming pool). The winner is Mr Ugis Bambe who collected his prize on the night.

Not only nearly one hundred people won a DVD or a video but other winners were: Madga Chanopoulou (free entry pass for one year at the Curzons, Marc Wood (a week-end at one of the Hotel du Vin, Kenneth Mickael, Manal Nakli, Louise Casey, Ken Timon and Davril Juliette won tickets for the evening. Finally the two winning shops La Fromagerie in Marylebone High Street and Bagatelle in South Kensington were offered a collection of Videos/DVDs.

Finally, the audience saw for the first time in London, `Les Choristes' (The Choir Boys) by Christophe Barratier, the hotly tipped French Oscar Nominee.
One of France's latest success stories which was warmly received by a standing ovation after the screening.
The film is not due to be out in London until early next year.

COMMENTS:

06/03/2012 - info said :

Skyscraper .Film is fantastic, there is a cmheical reaction caused by light onto the sensitive matter, which responds, it's a beautiful alchemy, the poetry of which is imitated in digital, but never manifested. Analogue photographers engage with the potency of light, as well as the other crafts of framing, aperture, reciprocity and composition.

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