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The Gaumont, since there is cinema exhibition was inaugurated at the Clavijero Cultural Center

By: Gabriela Martínez @GabbMartivel

In the context of the 17th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) the exhibition Gaumont, since there is cinema was inaugurated at the Clavijero Cultural Center, where you can enjoy original costumes, excerpts from films, posters, props and old cameras that have been part of the history of cinema from the perspective of the oldest film company in the world.

Gaumont has paraded Louis Feuillade, Jean Vigo, Federico Fellini, Ingmar Bergman, Andrzej Wajda, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Jean-Luc Godard and Luc Besson, among others.

In presence of Daniela Michel, founder and general director of the FICM; Alejandro Ramírez, president of the festival; Ariane Toscan du Plantier, director of Communication and Patrimony of Gaumont; Anne Grillo, French ambassador in Mexico; Sofía Llorente, manager of the audiovisual cooperation service of the French embassy in Mexico, and Claudio Méndez Fernández, Secretary of Culture of the State of Michoacán, the exhibition was presented and was previously exhibited at the Gallery of the Cineteca Nacional and will be at the Clavijero Cultural Center until the end of January 2020.

Daniela Michel and Alejandro Ramírez thanked the French ambassador for her support throughout the 17 years of the festival. “This exhibition is a great luxury,” highlighted Michel during his intervention.

On the other hand, Ariane Toscan du Plantier thanked Daniela and Alejandro for allowing this celebration of 125 of cinema. She also announced that this exhibition includes a section of Mexican history images found in Gaumont archives.

Anne Grillo said that “Morelia and Gaumont share their passion for cinema and its promotion” which has allowed strengthening this friendship between the Festival and the French embassy since the first edition of the FICM.

Likewise, she announced that the embassy will work on a film training program for young Mexican script writers and directors, through scholarships, awards or residences in France.