Jaeger-LeCoultre is proud to sponsor, for the sixth consecutive year, the San Sebastian Film Festival, in support of the many who contribute day after day to creating and staging cinematographic art.
Luxury watchmaking and cinema share common values: both are about creating dreams and a sense of fascination through aesthetics and technical mastery. Jaeger-LeCoultre relies on the talent of its many craftsmen to create exceptional timepieces, just as cinema relies on writers, directors, filmmakers, actors and technicians to produce unique works. These are two worlds imbued with the same creative spirit.
This year, the famed ‘Grande Maison of the Vallée de Joux’ is further cementing its presence at the festival by hosting the second edition of the “Jaeger-LeCoultre Prize to Latin Cinema”, which honours an outstanding figure in Latin cinema. In this second edition, the award will go to the Spanish actress of international recognition Paz Vega. It will be presented at a gala to be held on September 23 at the Victoria Eugenia Theatre, as part of the San Sebastian Film Festival. Paz Vega, has work with filmakers such as Julio Medem, Pedro Almodóvar, Frank Miller, Danis Tanovic or theTaviani britherss.
For the San Sebastian Film Festival itself, the award – which in its inaugural edition went to the actor, director and producer Gael García Bernal – marks a new milestone in the festival’s relationship with the Latin world; it tightens even further its bonds with Latin cinematography, while highlighting the value of its filmmakers’ creations.
Throughout the festival, Jaeger-LeCoultre will have a VIP Lounge at the Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, to welcome friends of the Maison and prominent figures from the world of cinema. In addition, on this occasion, following the Jaeger-LeCoultre Prize to Latin Cinema award gala, the company will be hosting a party to commemorate Latin cinema. The party is expected to be attended by several renowned actors, together with guests linked to the world of cinema.
Likewise, the Jaeger-LeCoultre VIP Lounge will also provide the setting for further developing the partnership between Jaeger-LeCoultre and Fundación Aladina. On this occasion, Jaeger-LeCoultre is supporting the foundation in a new project to help 20 youngsters have a very special experience at a new children’s camp – Dynamo Camp, in Italy – which Fundación Aladina began to work with in the summer of 2017. Such camps offer an unforgettable experience for the seriously ill children who visit them, helping them to rebuild their self-esteem and fully recharge their batteries in their ongoing battle with cancer – all under discreet but close medical supervision. Thanks to Jaeger-LeCoultre’s support for Fundación Aladina, every summer, an ever-growing number of Spanish infants and adolescents with cancer can attend these camps at no expense.