On Friday, October 4th, LOUIS XIII Cognac and The Film Foundation premiered THE BROKEN BUTTERFLY at The Whitby Hotel in New York City, followed by an exclusive Q&A session and private dinner with Martin Scorsese and LOUIS XIII’s Global Executive Director Ludovic du Plessis. In continuance of “100 Years,” a series of artistic projects curated by LOUIS XIII, the film 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 New York premiere kicks off a series of upcoming screenings in London and Los Angeles.
“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.
Martin Scorsese and Ludovic du Plessis, Global Executive Director of LOUIS XIII, were joined by notable attendees including Kelly Rutherford, Halston Sage, Jean Reno, Fran Liebowitz, J. Smith-Cameron, Stellene Volandes, Brigette Lacombe, Kenneth Lonergan and more to celebrate this incredible restoration in film.
“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 honor. Time is our raw material,” said Ludovic du Plessis, Global Executive Director of LOUIS XIII.
The “100 Years” series explores the dynamic relationship of the past, the present, and the future and is inspired by LOUIS XIII’s rich brand history. LOUIS XIII has always been dedicated to thinking a century ahead, as each decanter of LOUIS XIII takes over a hundred years to create. As a tribute to this unique relationship with time, LOUIS XIII was honored to support The Film Foundation’s restoration of a rarely seen film from 1919 for re-discovery in 2019, one century later. Whether it’s the art of cognac or the art of filmmaking, protecting our shared cultural heritage is vital to ensure its survival for future generations.