International meetings of heritage cinema and Henri Langlois awards

In 2014, the Foundation intends to initiate a partnership with the non-profit-making French Association FRENCH ASSOCIATION OF HERITAGE CINEMA AND OF RESTORED FILM.

The association run by Henri Langlois’ nephew, founder of the prestigious French Cinémathèque, is placed under Mr Hollande’s patronage, President of the French Republic as well as under the patronages of the Ministers of national Education and Culture.

Next year leads to a particular celebration, Henri Langlois’ hundredth birthday. On this occasion, the Association has established a program of events taking place throughout the year 2014.

The exceptional dimension of the event has led those responsible of the Association to turn to external contributors. This is why the Foundation was contacted and approached.

From January 2014, the Henri Langlois Award and the International Meetings of Heritage Cinema to be held in Vincennes (France) from January 30th to February 3rd, 2014, will inaugurate the first Centenary’s celebrations.

Several tributes will be paid during the 2014 edition of meetings.

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The Meetings

The French cinema during the Great War 14-18; Tribute to the Armies’ theatre.

The western or the great cinematic cavalcade; Tribute to a genre which has attracted the greatest directors (John Ford, Sergio Leone, Howard Hawks, the Coen Brothers. ….).

Anne Caprile, the journey of a disciple of Henri Langlois; Recently deceased (1920-2013) Anne Caprile is an actress, friend of Henri Langlois, who went behind the camera in 1977. She directed 9 films which, although of a rare quality, remain unknown. A retrospective of her films (Bronislaw, Mendigot Blues, Les contes de la petite vache …) as well as conferences with relatives and specialists in his work will be organized.

Two Major international Studios; Universal and Bollywood. These two great places of film making celebrate, in 2014, their first century of existence, this is an opportunity to pay a tribute to these two dream factories of a diametrically opposite kind.

Major European cinematheques: Luxembourg; Luxembourg City gathers one of the largest collection of archives with more than 13,000 films. It offers workshops, monographic retrospectives and conferences aimed at all audiences. The remarkable work of conservation and promotion of cinematographic heritage since 1983 deserved that the association pay tribute to this institution through joint operations in France and Luxembourg (Conferences, projections within the hundredth anniversary…).