LOUIS XIII COGNAC, THE FILM FOUNDATION & THE BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE HOST THE UK PREMIERE SCREENING OF “THE BROKEN BUTTERFLY”

Howard 11/06/2019

Last night, LOUIS XIII Cognac, The Film Foundation and the British Film Institute hosted the UK premiere screening of silent film THE BROKEN BUTTERFLY at BFI Southbank in London. Guests were treated to a live musical accompaniment from esteemed British-based pianist John Sweeny who has accompanied silent films at venues including BFI Southbank and the Barbican Centre. The screening was followed by an exclusive Q&A session and private dinner with filmmaker Joanna Hogg, recently nominated for 3 BIFA awards for her film THE SOUVENIR. 

Jamie Redknapp and Professor Green attend attends an after party for the screening of “The Broken Butterfly” hosted by Louis XIII Cognac and The Film Foundation at The Arts Club in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

The guest list consisted of a hand-picked selection of the industry’s most sought-after names in film, fashion, culture, sports and journalism including: Terry Gilliam, Joanna Hogg, Ludovic du Plessis.  The collaboration between LOUIS XIII, TFF and the BFI was further celebrated at a private dinner and after party held at The Arts Club nightclub Leo’s, animated by music from Manny Norté and attended by Tinie Tempah, Professor Green, Ella Eyre, Laurence Okolie, Daps, Gwilym Lee, Michael Dappah, Harris Dickinson, Hope Ikpohu, Kedar Williams-Stirling, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Kola Bokkini, Lethal Bizzle, Chip, Nell Hudson, Young T & Bugsey, Ms Banks.

Global Executive Director LOUIS XIII Cognac Ludovic du Plessis, Joanna Hogg and Terry Gilliam attend the screening of “The Broken Butterfly” hosted by Louis XIII Cognac and The Film Foundation in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

In continuance of “100 Years,” a series of artistic projects curated by LOUIS XIII, THE BROKEN BUTTERFLY was originally completed in 1919 to be rediscovered 100 years later, thanks to a meticulous restoration by Scorsese’s The Film Foundation, supported by LOUIS XIII. A hauntingly beautiful film by director Maurice Tourneur, THE BROKEN BUTTERFLY tells the eternal story of love lost and found; of emotions and memories that shape a lifetime. The London screening is the second in a series of events by LOUIS XIII and TFF to showcase the artistic project.

LOUIS XIII Cognac,The Film Foundation and the British Film Institute unite for the silent film THE BROKEN BUTTERFLY

Professor Green, Tinie Tempah and Ella Eyre attend an after party for the screening of “The Broken Butterfly” hosted by Louis XIII Cognac and The Film Foundation at The Arts Club in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

I’m grateful for The Film Foundation’s partnership with LOUIS XIII. For many years, they have provided generous support for the foundation’s preservation, exhibition, and education programs. LOUIS XIII is passionate about its own legacy, and it’s gratifying to know they are equally committed to protecting the world’s cinematic heritage and sharing these great works of art with audiences for decades to come,” said Martin Scorsese, Founder & Chair of The Film Foundation.

Daps aka Oladapo Fagbenle, Gwilym Lee and Tom York attend an after party for the screening of “The Broken Butterfly” hosted by Louis XIII Cognac and The Film Foundation at The Arts Club in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Thanks to The Film Foundation and Martin Scorsese, THE BROKEN BUTTERFLY can be experienced once again one century later*. Restoring this piece of memory is for us, at LOUIS XIII, a real pleasure and honour. Time is our raw material,” said Ludovic du Plessis, Global Executive Director of LOUIS XIII.

LOUIS XIII is an exquisite blend of up to 1,200 eaux-de-vie sourced from Grande Champagne, the first cru of the Cognac region. The legendary decanters have been made of fine crystal for generations, mouth-blown by some of the most skilled master craftsmen. LOUIS XIII features exceptional aromas evoking myrrh, honey, dried roses, plum, honeysuckle, cigar box, leather, figs and passion fruit.

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