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Film Director Ridley Scott Shows ‘Gladiator’ Spirit at 81

PARIS — “I am very moved tonight because I am welcoming one of the idols of my youth,” Antoine Arnault told the audience gathered on Thursday at the Elysées Biarritz cinema auditorium, just off the Avenue des Champs-Elysées in Paris, for a private audience with Sir Ridley Scott.
As head of communication and image for luxury conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Arnault was hosting a special screening of Scott’s first advertising film in 15 years, a four-minute short called “The Seven Wonders of Hennessy XO,” which he made for the French cognac producer.
Also on the menu of the event: a conversation between the 81-year-old filmmaker and Isabelle Giordano, general director of UniFrance, the agency dedicated to promoting French films around the world, followed by a screening of “Thelma & Louise,” his 1991 feminist road movie starring Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon.
“One of the first times I cut class was to go see ‘Thelma & Louise,’” Arnault confessed to the crowd. Speaking to WWD at a cocktail before the event, he said: “He is one of the people that inspired me at the time to work in the domain of image, communication and perhaps, eventually, cinema. The man is a living

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