The 80th edition of the Venice Film Festival has commenced, with a fantastic lineup over the coming weeks.
For the third consecutive year, Cartier has returned as the main sponsor for the event.
As part of its role, the house is supporting a range of initiatives to help preserve the living heritage of the city of Venice throughout the festival and beyond.
For example, Cartier has supported a new collaboration with the renowned opera house Teatro la Fenice, a unique performance of a specially created spectacle that will mark a celebration of the 80th edition of the festival in one of Venice’s most emblematic locations. In a nod to inclusivity, the show will be open to all and free of charge.
Meanwhile, the Maison continues to support the restoration and renovation of two iconic Venice venues, the Teatro Verde and Conservatorio Di Musica Benedetto Marcello. The Maison is also supporting the Conservatorio Di Musica Benedetto Marcello, in the magnificent setting of the early 17th Century Palazzo Pisani a Santo Stefano, to renovate one of its rehearsal rooms, including dramatically improving its acoustics and lighting, installing new fabric lining provided by Venetian artisans, and showcasing its stunning frescoed ceiling.
Continuing a tradition of the partnership, Venice International Film Festival and Cartier will pay tribute to outstanding filmmakers with the Cartier Glory to the Filmmaker Award, dedicated to a personality that has made an original contribution to the contemporary film industry.
Cyrille Vigneron, President and CEO of Cartier said: “The Maison’s support and commitment to Venice goes beyond the movie festival. We also seek to contribute to its cultural life, inviting world-leading artists who interpret a director’s vision behind the scenes to share their creative paths with audiences. And through a new original performance that celebrates composers and interpreters of film music, we continue to celebrate original creation, original angles and points of view on eternal human themes and myths.”
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