Cartier & Sofia Coppola:
beyond inspiration to creation.
Cartier, a Maison synonymous with style and femininity, has given carte blanche to Sofia Coppola to direct the film for the Panthère de Cartier collection.
For as long as we can remember, Sofia has stood out as an icon of style, taste and contemporary elegance. As a determined artist whose work transcends trends, she gives sensitive expression to what femininity is today.
While men do sometimes play roles central to the narrative of herfilms (Stephen Dorff in Somewhere or Bill Murray in Lost in Translation), her leading characters are almost exclusively women.
The female perspective is an element particularly relevant to Sofia, a point of view she conveys, time and again, so aptly on screen. With an abundance of talent and a distinctive artistic vision, she knows, better than anyone, how to reinvent the past with a rigorously contemporary touch.
Her vision of the 80s and of what it means to be a Panthère woman is the perfect match for this collection, which was born in 1983.
Sofia Coppola: a visionary femininity at work I’ve always loved Cartier, the archives, the history and the design
which is very unique. I am a fan.
When Cartier told me that they wanted to make a film for the relaunch of the Panthère de Cartier watch, I first thought: who is a Panthère woman? What would her environment be?
The Panthère watch is unique because it is a piece of jewelry that you can wear in the day as a glamour look as well as in the evening.
When the Panthère watch came out in 1983, there were so many
I remembered meeting Courtney Eaton at a casting for a film, she just has charm and naturalness. We thought about friends for her to be in a club. I met Amanda and her sister Brooklyn, that I first met in Paris and I was very happy that they could join us.
It was great to work in LA with such a talented crew. We created the mood that I had in mind.
The dazzling path of an icon of style.
Sofia Coppola is an Oscar-winning writer and Oscar-nominated producer and director. Coppola grew up in Northern California and studied Fine Art at California Institute of the Arts.
She wrote and directed the feature The Virgin Suicides adapted from Pulitzer Prize-winner Jeffrey Eugenides’ novel of the same name. The movie starred Kirsten Dunst, Josh Hartnett, James Woods, and Kathleen Turner. With a world premiere at the Cannes International Film Festival, The Virgin Suicides subsequently earned her the MTV Movie Award for Best New Filmmaker.
Coppola’s next film, Lost in Translation, was her first with Focus Features, and screened at the Toronto, Venice, and Telluride Film Festivals.
Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson won BAFTA Awards for Best Actor and Best Actress, respectively, among many other honors that the cast and crew received worldwide.
Her third feature as writer/director, Marie Antoinette, was based in part on Antonia Fraser’s biography Marie Antoinette:The Journey, and world-premiered at the Cannes International Film Festival.
Ms. Coppola’s fourth feature, Somewhere, was shot at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles. She wrote, directed and produced the movie, which stars Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning. It premiered at the 67th Venice Film Festival, where it was honored with the top prize, The Golden Lion.
Her next film, The Bling Ring, based on true events, followed a group of teenagers on a thrilling and disturbing crime-spree in the Hollywood Hills, with an ensemble cast starring Emma Watson, Leslie Mann, Taissa Farmiga, and Katie Chang. Written and directed by Coppola, it was released in June 2013.
Most recently, Coppola wrote, produced and directed A Very Murray Christmas in which Bill Murray rounds up an all-star cast for an evening of music, comedy and good cheer and was released by Netflix in December 2015. In addition, Coppola made her opera debut with a production of Verdi’s classic, La Traviata. Coppola teamed up with fashion designer Valentino and production designer Nathan Crowley for the opera which opened at the Rome Opera House on May 24, 2016.
Coppola’s upcoming film, The Beguiled, which she directed, wrote and produced, is adapted from Thomas Cullinan’s novel of the same name and stars Elle Fanning, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst and Colin Farrell. Coppola was honored with the Best Director award at the 2017 Cannes International Film Festival, the first woman director in fifty-six years to receive the award. The Beguiled will be released through Focus Features in June 2017.