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Louis XIII® Partners With the Film Foundation for a Creative Encounter with Director Ang Lee and Special Guest Anne Hathaway

Prestigious Cognac Hosts an Engaging Evening of Conversation with the Academy Award® Winning Director in Beverly Hills

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LOUIS XIII Cognac, the world's most esteemed spirit from the House of Remy Martin®, and The Film Foundation, the leading non-profit film preservation organization founded by filmmaker Martin Scorsese, co-hosted an intimate evening of conversation with Academy Award winning director Ang Lee and special guest, Academy Award winning actress Anne Hathaway.

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The discussion, which took place in Beverly Hills, featured a tribute to the accomplished director of The Life of Pi; Brokeback Mountain; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon; Sense and Sensibility and numerous other films, followed by a conversation with Mr. Lee whose body of work reflects the full range of the human condition, and has the power to touch audiences around the world. "I do my best at every movie. I hope that will be my legacy," said Ang Lee. "I think to be honest is the most important thing."

Later in the evening, Mr. Lee was joined by Ms. Hathaway, who shared her inspirations from working with Mr. Lee on Brokeback Mountain.

The Creative Encounter event marked the continuation of a three-year partnership between LOUIS XIII and The Film Foundation. LOUIS XIII and The Film Foundation are each known for a shared purpose of preserving and protecting our cultural heritage for future generations.  The collaboration between The Film Foundation and LOUIS XIII celebrates film as an art form that stands the test of time.

For more information on LOUIS XIII de Remy Martin please visit www.louis-xiii.com.

About LOUIS XIII de Remy Martin
LOUIS XIII Cognac was created in 1874 by the House of Remy Martin founded in 1724.  It is an intricate alchemy blended from 1,200 eaux-de-vie, created from the chalky soils of Grande Champagne, the best growing area of the Cognac region, France.  This cognac ages up to 100 years in specially crafted barrels called tiercons.  Four generations of cellar masters have worked to oversee the unique blend, which evokes tasting notes and scents of myrrh, honey, immortelle, plum, honeysuckle, wood bark, leather and passion fruits, making it the most complex and most prestigious cognac in the world.

About The Film Foundation
Created in 1990 by Martin Scorsese, The Film Foundation is dedicated to protecting and preserving motion picture history. By working in partnership with the leading archives and studios, the foundation raises awareness of the urgent need for preservation and has saved over 600 films, which are made accessible to the public through programming at festivals, museums and educational institutions throughout the world. In addition to the preservation, restoration, and presentation of classic cinema, the foundation teaches young people about film language and history through The Story of Movies, the organization's groundbreaking educational curriculum that is used by over 100,000 educators nationwide. Joining Scorsese on the board of directors are Woody Allen, Paul Thomas Anderson, Wes Anderson, Francis Ford Coppola, Clint Eastwood, Curtis Hanson, Peter Jackson, Ang Lee, George Lucas, Alexander Payne, Robert Redford, and Steven Spielberg. The Film Foundation is aligned with the Directors Guild of America.


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