It had been another accolade for its prized manager of landmark films such as The Godfather and Apocalypse Now.
Coppola’s name unites a series of big names that have been honored because the prize was awarded in 2009, such as Clint Eastwood, Martin Scorsese, and Quentin Tarantino.
However, he wasn’t the only attraction in this year’s Lumière Film Festival in Lyon, together with Ken Loach and Donald Sutherland one of the celebrity names present.
Thierry Frémaux, the manager of this festival,” said the prize for Coppola was a well-designated honor.
“He is a giant, a massive character since he is a fantastic manager and producer. He is also a winemaker, somebody who alternates between extreme liberty and also the incarnation of amazing Hollywood experiences.
“We are living in a time once the man who left the 3 Godfathers, and Apocalypse Now, so many different films, can come and be here, to obtain the Lumière Award”
In keeping with the award’s heritage, Coppola was encouraged to select the director’s seat in a picture of their very first motion picture ever produced.
The Lumière brothers’ first movie La Sortie de l’Usine Lumière à Lyon (“Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory in Lyon”) was captured at town in 1895, and Coppola was in the helm for a diversion from 2019.
The festival is now a success lately, with over 100,000 spectators and 180 classic movies to observe this time around.
Another attraction was Ken Loach, that attracted a sizable audience for one of many masterclasses that allow the public query filmmakers.
His event comprised a political argument concerning Brexit, but the British manager tried to emphasize the value of cinema also.
Also, he revealed his new movie” Sorry We Missed You”, that tells the story of a family whose life is turned upside down when the father requires a job in a house shipping firm — that strangely resembles Amazon.
However, the festival made a point of adding his most recent movie Belle Epoque, which premiered in Cannes last May and premiered in France in November, at the tributes — something that the manager said he valued.
Auteuil told Euronews: “I believe a tribute which could have concentrated just on the last would be quite beautiful but it could have made me unhappy. But now we had a tribute given to me at the current, as my career continues, which is something which I find is reassuring to me”
Also in attendance in movie festival events were the American celebrity Frances McDormand, Canada’s Donald Sutherland, and also the Mexican actor-director Gael Garcia Bernal.
Another celebrity draw was Bong Joon-Ho, the Korean filmmaker who most recently maintained that the Palme d’Or for his movie Parasite.