CANNES, France, May 24, 2013 /CNW/ - Hamilton, pioneering Swiss watch brand with a long history in aviation
and cinema, has partnered with the French film Zulu by Jérôme Salle, to be screened on Sunday 26th May to close the Cannes Film Festival.
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Despite having directed the films Largo Winch and Anthony Zimmer, it is Jérôme Salle's first time in Cannes and a return visit to Cannes
for the great Forest Whitaker, alongside Orlando Bloom. Hamilton has
signed a new and major collaboration with Zulu, in keeping with the
captivating relationship the company has had with the film industry for
over 60 years.
Distributed by Pathé France (also responsible for international sales),
the film was co-produced by Eskwad, Pathé, Lobster Tree and M6 Films,
with the help of Canal+, Ciné+, M6 and W9.
Zulu by Jérôme Salle, co-written by Julien Rappeneau, is an adaptation of
the wonderful novel of the same name by Caryl Ferey, which was awarded
the Grand prix de littérature policière, France's most prestigious
literary prize for crime fiction, in 2008(Ed. Gallimard - Collection
Série Noire 2008): in a South Africa still haunted by apartheid, two
policemen hunt down the murderer of a young teenager. From the
Townships of Cape Town to the luxurious coastal villas, this
investigation will turn the lives of both men upside down and force
them to confront their inner demons.
Although Zulu is a French film, it was nonetheless filmed in English and starred
Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, Ghost Dog) and Orlando Bloom (Pirates of the Caribbean).
Inspired by the wristwatches supplied to American soldiers during the
First World War, the Khaki Field Titanium, with its resolutely sporty
and contemporary appearance, is worn by Forest Whitaker throughout the
film. Hamilton is the exclusive watch-making partner of the film Zulu.
Hamilton Khaki Field Titanium
Dimensions of the case
Colour of the dial
10 bars (100 m)
Hamilton was established in 1892 in Lancaster, in the state of
Pennsylvania in the United States. Today its watches combine the
American spirit with the unequalled accuracy of the latest Swiss
movements and technologies.
Known for their innovative design, Hamilton watches have been
captivating the best cinema designers in the world for more than sixty
years. Their shape, their materials and their distinctive design have
earned the timepieces roles in all kinds of films ranging from action
films (Die Hard, Ocean's Eleven, Predators, Abduction), to science-fiction films (Men in Black, Independence Day, 2001 : Space Odyssey), as well as comedies (Killers, Get Smart, You've Got Mail, Blue Hawaii) and dramas (A Beautiful Mind, The Good German).
The brand works on a continual basis with film directors, propmasters,
costume designers and technicians to produce models to suit the actors
and the scripts perfectly. In order create pieces with exceptional
design and function, Hamilton draws inspiration from cinema. The brand
also develops watches with specific functions aiming to meet film
Thanks to this long, tight-knit collaboration between Hamilton and the
film industry, the brand is aware of the fact that sets, costumes, and
scripts, to mention just a few factors, are some of the many
ingredients required in order for a film to be a success. Recognising
the huge achievements produced by talented professionals and their
individual impact on the film industry, Hamilton has created the
"Hamilton Behind The Camera Awards", which honours the essential and
exceptionally creative work that goes on behind the scenes. The award
ceremony takes place in Los Angeles every year and additionally has
also been held in China for the past two years.
SOURCE: Hamilton International Ltd
For further information:
Press contacts Festival de Cannes:
With L.A. Communication,
Claire Contamine PR & Strategies - PR/Image and Reputation
L.A. COMMUNICATION - Consulting/Event/Studio
Press contacts - Hamilton International Ltd.