Trophée Chopard 2019 Zhang Ziyi,
godmother of the Trophée Chopard 2019,
presents Florence Pugh and François Civil with their awards
Cannes, May 20th, 2019 – A few days before the closing ceremony of the 72nd Cannes International Film Festival, the Trophée Chopard committee has chosen to honour British actress Florence Pugh and French actor François Civil with the prestigious award. During an official dinner organised at the Agora by Pierre Lescure, President of the Cannes Film Festival; Thierry Frémaux, General Delegate; and Caroline Scheufele, Co-President and Artistic Director of Chopard, Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi, illustrious godmother of the Trophée Chopard 2019, presented both winners with their trophies. Former laureates, such as Marion Cotillard and Léa Seydoux, were in the audience, which included a large number of actors on hand to congratulate the two young thespians.
An official dinner for a prestigious trophy
Created in 2001 on the initiative of Caroline Scheufele, a great lover of the seventh art, the Trophée Chopard yearly rewards two up-and-coming talents in the world of international film-making. This year, the Trophée Chopard was part of the official calendar of the 72nd Cannes International Film Festival. Florence Pugh and François Civil received their precious distinction during a star-studded dinner prepared by highly acclaimed chef Mauro Colagreco. The event was held at the seaside Agora venue in a resolutely French Riviera spirit and at the joint invitation of Pierre Lescure, Thierry Frémaux and Caroline Scheufele.
The winners were determined by votes cast by the Trophée Chopard Committee composed of Steven Gaydos, editor-in-chief of Variety magazine, partner to the Trophée; Caroline Scheufele; and various laureates, godmothers and godfathers of previous editions. It was a truly special evening, permeated by a sense of passing on the baton, which saw the great Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi, a personal friend of Caroline Scheufele, present the awards to these two rising stars of world cinema.
Guests in attendance notably included Marion Cotillard and Léa Seydoux, themselves winners of the Chopard Trophy in 2004 and 2009, alongside Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Elle Fanning and Maimouna N’Diaye – president and jury members of the 72nd Cannes International Film Festival – as well as Dakota Fanning, Clotilde Coureau, Isabelle Adjani, Colin and Livia Firth, Chloë Sevigny, James Norton, Stacy Martin, Catrinel Marlon, Guan Xiaotong, Pawel Pawlikowski, Natalia Vodianova, Monia Chokri, Gilles Lellouche, Joséphine Japy, Elodie Bouchez and Nadine Labaki. Following the eventful and exciting dinner, which was closed by a performance of Rossy de Palma singing, an after-party organised by Caroline Scheufele took place at the Club by Albane, with The Aveners on the turntables.