Jean Vigo

JEAN VIGO

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The 2011 Parajanov-Vartanov Institute Award honored the icon of French cinema Jean Vigo (1905-1934) and was presented to his daughter and Paris-based film critic Luce Vigo by Oscar-winning actor Jon Voight at the Four Seasons Hotel on April 10, 2011.

The legendary American film director Martin Scorsese sent a letter for the occassion to the Parajanov-Vartanov Institute with words on Vigo, Sergei Parajanov and Mikhail Vartanov, all of whom had fought against censorship.

“…It is fitting that the institute named in memory of Paradjanov and Mikhail Vartanov, who made the wonderful film PARADJANOV: THE LAST SPRING, is honoring the genius of Jean Vigo with the first Hollywood retrospective in recent years… I wish I could be there…”

— MARTIN SCORSESE

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