Thierry Frémaux, Caroline Scheufele, Joe Alwyn, Elizabeth Debicki and Diane Kruger
Historical partner of the Cannes Film Festival, Chopard – under the influence of its Co-President and Creative Director Caroline Scheufele – has consistently affirmed its unconditional love of cinema.
Each year, the Trophée Chopard created in 2001 honours up-and-coming stars of the silver screen and perspicaciously wagers on the talents of tomorrow by rewarding a young actor and actress ready to shine in the film-making firmament.
From Audrey Tautou to Marion Cotillard, who won an Oscar in 2008 for her performance in Olivier Dahan’s La Vie en Rose; from Léa Seydoux to Adèle Exarchopoulos, who shared the billing and the 2013 Palme d’or for Blue is the Warmest Colour directed by Abdellatif Kechiche; along with Shailene Woodley, Ezra Miller and John Boyega, actors who have triumphed in indie movies as well as blockbusters: all have confirmed their early promise by pursuing brilliant careers.
The roster of former laureates includes German actress Diane Kruger, who received the distinction in 2003 and served as patroness of the award, following in Charlize Theron’s footsteps. She officially handed the Trophée Chopard 2018 to Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki, as well as to British actor Joe Alwyn. The ceremony was held in the Martinez Hotel and presented by the Festival’s General Delegate, Thierry Frémaux.
June 14, 2018