French automobile maker Peugeot is set to support this year’s French Film Festival as official premium transport partner. The French Film Festival is an annual event conducted by the French Embassy in Manila. Peugeot Philippines has been supporting the annual event since it began operations in the country in 2013. This year, as official premium transport partner, Peugeot vehicles will be made available to festival guests on the gala night on June 8. Guests can park their cars at Three Parkade, and from there, Peugeot will shuttle them to Central Square BGC, where the premiere of French director Maïwenn, Mon Roi, will be held. For her role in the film, French actress Emmanuelle Bercot was given the Best Actress Award at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
“The French Film Festival is a salute to the arts. Over 21 years, the French Embassy in Manila has been giving Filipinos a glimpse of French artistry via these beautiful works of modern art. Peugeot, which has a deeply rooted history in premium design, also churns out works of modern art. In essence, we at Peugeot Philippines also aim to give Filipinos a taste of French artistry. Our goals are one and the same – to offer the best of France to the Filipino. We feel that we share a bond with the Embassy of France in this effort,” said Glen Dasig, Peugeot Philippines president.
At the French Film Festival’s gala night on June 8, the red carpet will be rolled out in honor of the cast and crew of “Ma’Rosa,” a film by director Brillante Mendoza that was selected in the Cannes Film Festival’s Official Competition and for which Filipina actress Jaclyn Jose won this year’s Best Actress Award. Both Mendoza and Jose, along with several dignitaries from the French Embassy in Manila, will be shuttled in Peugeot vehicles, as well.