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Entertainment Celebrate the BAFTAs with a film playlist curated by Chanel and Charles Finch

22:05  10 april  2021
22:05  10 april  2021 Source:   harpersbazaar.co.uk

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If the BAFTAs is the biggest night in British film, then the annual pre-BAFTA party - hosted every year by Chanel and producer Charles Finch - is film's most fashionable soirée.

Lily-Rose Melody Depp posing for the camera: Featuring BAFTA-winning and nominated movies from throughout the years © Greg Williams Featuring BAFTA-winning and nominated movies from throughout the years

The elegant party is thrown every year the night before the BAFTAs, celebrating the best of the past 12 months in movies and bringing together a glamorous guest-list of people from the worlds of film and fashion.

Chanel has a long history with Hollywood, since Gabrielle Chanel first recognised the need to bring the spheres of film and fashion together in the early 20th century. The French fashion house remains dedicated to fostering excellence in cinema, partnering with festivals from New York and Toronto to Deauville and Busan, and continuing to support and empower emerging artists.

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Of course, this year's awards season is like no other, with ceremonies taking place virtually and nominees and presenters appearing via video link. In order to help celebrate BAFTA weekend this year, in lieu of their annual party, Chanel and Charles Finch have partnered to send an elegant celebratory box to nominees and friends.

Margot Robbie et al. posing for the camera: Chanel and Charles Finch Bafta party - Margot Robbie © Greg Williams Chanel and Charles Finch Bafta party - Margot Robbie

"Like all of you, I miss the warm glow of the party light," reads a note from Finch inside the box. "Tonight, we reminisce about the fragrant crush of the best dressed beings in London, the cigarette smoke wafting in to merge with the scent of No5, the taste of martinis and, amongst the swell of celebration, a movie star or two, from a film that took your breath away and made you dream.

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"But now, we give you a taste of what was before and what will be again when we return to the great halls of cinema. I have been fortunate enough in my long career to have worked with magnificent artists, men and women from all cultures and walks of life, unified by story and its telling. I look forward to the day that we once again settle into our seats, as the lights go down and the spectacle begins."

Emilia Clarke standing next to a train: Chanel and Charles Finch Bafta party - Claire Foy and Emilia Clarke © Greg Williams Chanel and Charles Finch Bafta party - Claire Foy and Emilia Clarke

Inside the box, recipients will receive a specially curated list of BAFTA-winning and nominated films specially curated by Chanel and Charles Finch - including Network (1976), for which Charles' father, Peter Finch, won a BAFTA and an Oscar for an actor in a leading role, but was no longer alive to receive either; and La Vie En Rose (2007), starring longstanding Chanel ambassador Marion Cotillard as iconic French singer Edith Piaf.

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We're able to exclusively reveal the playlist of 50 films below, so get settled on the sofa and celebrate the BAFTAs this weekend by watching one of these recommended movies. Why not give yourself the challenge of trying to get through all 50 by the time the BAFTAs rolls around again next year?

1. 400 Blows (1960) Dir. Francois Truffaut

2. All About Eve (1950) Dir. Joseph L. Mankiewicz

3. Atonement (2007) Dir. Joe Wright

4. Barry Lyndon (1976) Dir. Stanley Kubrick

5. Boccaccio 70’ (1962) Dir. Mario Monicelli, Vittoria De Sica, Luchino Visconti, Federico Fellini

6. Breathless (1960) Dir. Jean-Luc Goddard

7. Brokeback Mountain (2005) Dir. Ang Lee

8. Capernaum (2018) Dir. Nadine Labaki

9. Cinema Paradiso (1988) Dir. Giuseppe Tornatore

10. City Lights (1931) Dir. Charlie Chaplin

11. Coco Avant Chanel (2009) Dir. Anne Fontaine

12. Dangerous Liaisons (1988) Dir. Stephen Frears

13. Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) Dir. Mike Newell

14. Frida (2002) Dir. Julie Taymor

15. Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) Dir. Wes Anderson

16. High Heels (1991) Dir. Pedro Almodóvar

17. Hunger (2008) Dir. Steve McQueen

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18. I Am Love (2009) Dir. Luca Guadagnino

19. In the Mood for Love (2000) Dir. Wong Kar-Wai

20. L’Année Dernière à Marienbad (1961) Dir. Alain Renais

21. La Dolce Vita (1960) Dir. Federico Fellini

22. La Vie En Rose (2007) Dir. Olivier Dahan

23. Lady Sings the Blues (1972) Dir. Sidney J. Furie

24. Les Enfants du Paradis (1945) Dir. Marcel Carne

25. Lost in Translation (2003) Dir. Sofia Coppola

26. Memories of Murder (2003) Dir. Bong Joon-Ho

27. Network (1976) Dir. Sidney Lumet

28. Out of Africa (1985) Dir. Sydney Pollack

29. Platoon (1986) Dir. Oliver Stone

30. Pulp Fiction (1994) Dir. Quentin Tarantino

31. Ratcatcher (1999) Dir. Lynne Ramsay

32. Rome Open City (1945) Dir. Roberto Rossellini

33. Selma (2014) Dir. Ava DuVernay

34. Seven Samurai (1954) Dir. Akira Kurosawa

35. She’s Gotta Have It (1986) Dir. Spike Lee

36. Slumdog Millionaire (2008) Dir. Danny Boyle

37. Strictly Ballroom (1992) Dir. Baz Luhrmann

38. Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971) Dir. John Schlesinger

39. Sunset Boulevard (1950) Dir. Billy Wilder

40. Taxi Driver (1976) Dir. Martin Scorsese

41. The Colour Purple (1985) Dir. Steven Spielberg

42. The Graduate (1967) Dir. Mike Nichols

43. The Hurt Locker (2008) Dir. Kathryn Bigelow

44. The Mission (1986) Dir. Roland Joffe

45. The Piano (1993) Dir. Jane Campion

46. The Searchers (1956) Dir. John Ford

47. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) Dir. Martin Scorsese

48. Thelma and Louise (1991) Dir. Ridley Scott

49. Tous les Matin du Monde (1991) Dir. Alain Corneau

50. Y Tu Mamá También (2001) Dir. Alfonso Cuaron

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