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Deneuve lights up inaugural San Luis fest

20 November 2007 | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

SAN LUIS, Argentina -- The inaugural Festival Internacional San Luis Cine kicked off over the weekend with a red carpet ceremony and promises of a thriving local industry high in the foothills of the Andes Mountains.

Catherine Deneuve, on hand to receive a career achievement award, was the star of the evening. San Luis Governor Alberto Rodriguez Saa -- accompanied by his girlfriend Esther Goris, best known for her portrayal of Argentina's famous first lady in 1996's Eva Peron -- handed the Golden Puntano to the French legend during a ceremony that featured music, champagne and fireworks for hundreds of invited guests.

An array of local and international actors were on hand for the opening gala, including Geraldine Chaplin, head of the festival jury, which will award the $50,000 top prize to one of the 22 features in competition Sunday. Chaplin said that she admires San Luis's Cinema Law, which provides $10 million in subsidies to local and foreign filmmakers annually. »

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