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The Caesar of A Prophet, Deneuve’s vanity case or the Lord of the Rings score on sale to support Ukraine


Trophies, claps, original scripts and film costumes by Tom Hanks, Catherine Deneuve and Alain Delon are scattered around Artcurial.

He had a triumph in Hollywood at The Artist. And today, Michel Hazanavicius decides to support Ukraine invaded by the Russian army. On December 1, Artcurial and the French director will auction a selection of iconic cinema objects, the proceeds of which will be donated to the benefit of the Ukrainian populations. This charity sale will have the dual objective of raising funds for United24, a fundraising platform set up by President Volodymyr Zelensky, and bringing together personalities from the world of cinema in support of Ukraine. The starting price for each lot will be €500.

This auction will be a unique opportunity for enthusiasts. In total, around fifty prizes: souvenir objects, pieces of cinema, claps, rewards, original scenarios, game accessories, costumes, intimate and personal objects, all generously donated by personalities from the world of movie theater. Among these auction lots sold, trophies, foremost among which is the César for best director awarded to Jacques Audiard in 2010 for his film A prophetthe one given to Michel Hazanavicius for his silent film in black and white The Artist in 2012, or to Michel Ocelot for his animated film The legend of the poor hunchback in 1982.

The end clapOSS 117, Rio is unresponsive. Artcurial

The selection also includes a series of accessories such as the Tissot watch worn by Jean Dujardin in OSS 117, Cairo nest of spies, the original movie helmet Daft Punk’s Electromaoffered and signed by Thomas Bangalter, the 1930s dress by Peppy Miller, worn by Bérénice Bejo in The Artist.

Memories of Catherine Deneuve and Alain Delon

The shield of Abraracourcix from Guillaume Canet’s next film Asterix and Obelix: The Middle Kingdom scheduled for next February completes the sale. As well as a work by JR created especially for the sale, paying a fine tribute to Agnès Varda, while echoing the documentary film Faces Villages of 2017.

Other pieces are personal and unique gifts from true cinematic references. Tom Hanks, an avid writer and typewriter he’s been collecting for years, generously donates a Voss Deluxe from his personal collection, pictured in his collection of short stories Character Question. Matthieu Chedid, offers a pair of Repetto Zizi slippers signed and worn during his last tour Mr. Mystery from 2022 or even Catherine Deneuve’s vanity case taken on numerous shoots for her make-up and personal effects.

Various media related to the cinema will also be offered: the claps ofOSS 117, Rio is unresponsive orUntouchables, some signed posters like those of Star Wars courtesy of Natalie Portman. Even more original is a woodblock print of a photograph of The swimming pool of Jacques Deray, personal memory of Alain Delon. But also, the original shooting scenarios of the films always scout and Pinot Simple CopJosiane Balasko’s script for the Splendid play, Love Shellfish and Crustaceansthe preparatory drawings of Kirikou and the Witch by Michel Ocelot or a sheet of scores from the film’s soundtrack The Lord of the Ringsor the orange sneakers from the series Lupine worn by Omar Sy.

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