Cognac restores 100 year old movie

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As a tribute to its unique relationship with time and dedication to preserving `craftsmanship, LOUIS XIII Cognac has partnered with The Film Foundation to restore THE BROKEN BUTTERFLY: a rare film from 1919 to be rediscovered 100 years later. At LOUIS XIII, we think a century ahead. Each decanter is the life achievement of our cellar masters.

1 (2).jpeg“Thanks to The Film Foundation and Martin Scorsese, THE BROKEN BUTTERFLY can be experienced once again one century later. Restoring this piece of memory is for us, at LOUIS XIII, a real pleasure and honor. Time is our raw material,” said Ludovic du Plessis (pictured with Halston Sage above), LOUIS XIII Global Executive Director.

Only 20% of American films produced in the 1910s and 1920s survive in complete form, so the opportunity to see any fully restored silent film is special indeed. And when that film is a rarely seen gem from an esteemed cinematic artist, it’s truly an extraordinary event. 1 (1).jpeg

Founded in 1990 by Martin Scorsese, The Film Foundation has helped restore over 850 films which are screened at festivals, museums, theaters, and educational institutions all over the world.  When it comes to THE BROKEN BUTTERFLY, an extensive digital 4K restoration, that took over 6 months, was required before being shared with audiences.

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