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Sony Pictures Classics Co-Presidents Michael Barker and Tom Bernard Awarded French Legion of Honor


 

Sony Pictures Classics co-presidents and co-founders Michael Barker and Tom Bernard were awarded the Chevalier of the French Legion of Honor by Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Laurent Fabius, last night in a decoration ceremony at the French Embassy in New York.

In attendance were French actors Charlotte Gainsbourg and Yvan Attal; director Bennett Miller; Sony Pictures chairman and CEO Michael Lynton; SPC's co-founder and co-president Marcie Bloom; SPC's executive vice-president of acquisitions and production Dylan Leiner; former Focus Features chief James Schamus; Telluride Film Festival co-director Julie Huntsinger; former New York Film Festival director Richard Pena; producer Elizabeth Karlsen; Eleanora and Michael Kennedy; David Linde; Chaz Ebert; Christine Vachon; and Joana Vicente among others.

A videotape featuring remarks from notable SPC collaborators who could not be in attendance was also played before the presentation began, including messages from Michael Haneke (AMOUR), Gerard Depardieu (CYRANO), Kristin Scott Thomas (I’VE LOVED YOU SO LONG), Marion Cotillard (RUST AND BONE), Candice Bergen, Isabelle Huppert, Margaret Menegoz and Woody Allen (MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT).

SPC has distributed the following French films and their film SAINT LAURENT, directed by Bertrand Bonello, was selected as France’s entry for the Academy Award’s Best Foreign Language Film yesterday as well.

SAINT LAURENT
THE PATIENCE STONE
THE PAST
AMOUR
CHICKEN WITH PLUMS
RUST AND BONE
OF GODS AND MEN
THE ILLUSIONIST
WILD GRASS
COCO CHANEL & IGOR STRAVINSKY
MICMACS
A PROPHET (UN PROPHÈTE)
THE WHITE RIBBON
COCO BEFORE CHANEL
LORNA’S SILENCE
PARIS 36
THE CLASS
I’VE LOVED YOU SO LONG
PERSEPOLIS
MOLIÈRE
ANGEL-A
THE VALET
L’ENFANT
JOYEUX NOEL
CACHÉ
LOOK AT ME
BON VOYAGE
MONSIEUR ABRAHIM
THE TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE
WINGED MIGRATION
MY WIFE IS AN ACTRESS
THE LADY AND THE DUKE
VA SAVOIR
EAST/WEST
THE EMPEROR AND THE ASSASSIN
THE DREAMLIFE OF ANGELS
MA VIE EN ROSE
WHEN THE CAT’S AWAY
A CHEF IN LOVE
LES VOLEURS (THIEVES)
CITY OF LOST CHILDREN
SHANGHAI TRIAD
A PURE FORMALITY
FARINELLI
GERMINAL
THE ACCOMPANIST
JACQUOT DE NANTES
OLIVIER, OLIVIER
INDOCHINE
VAN GOGH
EUROPA EUROPA
MY FATHER’S GLORY/MY MOTHER’S CASTLE
CONTE DE PRINTEMPS (A TALE OF SPRINGTIME)
UN MONDE SANS PITIÉ (LOVE WITHOUT PITY)
CYRANO DE BERGERAC
MAY FOOLS
LIFE AND NOTHING BUT
MONSIEUR HIRE
TROP BELLE POUR TOI (TOO BEAUTIFUL FOR YOU)
LE SOUFFLE AU COEUR (MURMUR OF THE HEART)
CAMILLE CLAUDEL
LA LECTRICE
THE MUSIC TEACHER
CHOCOLAT
CHAMP D’HONNEUR
L’AMI DE MON AMIE
WINGS OF DESIRE
AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS
JEAN DE FLORETTE
MANON OF THE SPRING
UNE FEMME OU DEAUX (ONE WOMAN OR TWO)
LE RAYON VERT (SUMMER)
A.K.
RAN
LES RIPOUX (MY NEW PARTNER)
LES NUITS DE LA PLEINE LUNE (FULL MOON IN PARIS)
UN AMOUR DE SWANN (SWANN IN LOVE)
PAULINE A LA PLAGE (PAULINE AT THE BEACH)
GODARD’S PASSION
LE BEAU MARIAGE
L’ETOILE DU NORD
DIVA
LA FEMME D’À CÔTE
SI C’ÉTAIT À REFAIRE
LE DERNIER MÉTRO