MANILA, June 6, 2016 —For decades, Peugeot has supported French cultural events and initiatives throughout the world.
This June 8 to 14, 2016, Peugeot Philippines will continue this tradition as the official premium mobility partner of the 21st French Film Festival. During the 21st French Film Festival, 17 French films—originally released between 2014 and 2016—will be screened at the Greenbelt 3 Cinemas in Makati and the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas in Taguig City.
Glen Dasig, the president of Peugeot Philippines, calls the event “a salute to the arts.” “For more than two decades, the French Embassy in Manila has been giving Filipinos a glimpse of French artistry via these beautiful works of modern art,” says Dasig. “Peugeot, which has a deeply rooted history in premium design, also creates art through its products. In essence, we at Peugeot Philippines also aim to give Filipinos a taste of French artistry. Our goals are one and the same: to offer the best of France to the Filipino.”
An evening of sensation
The Peugeot 301, 3008, and Expert Tepee will play an important role in welcoming the evening’s VIPs in style, by transporting them to the red carpet gala at the Bonifacio High Street Cinemas on June 8, 2016.
Representatives from the Embassy of France to the Philippines will be present, as will distinguished Filipino artists, statesmen, and businessmen.
The Philippines’ very own Jaclyn Jose, 2016 Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Winner for her role in Brillante Mendoza’s film Ma’ Rosa, will grace the gala with her presence.
Multi-awarded actress-turned-director Maïwenn’s feature film Mon Roi (My King) will open the festival.
Important projects, global brand
A joint initiative of the Embassy of France to the Philippines, Institut Français, and Alliance Française de Manille and Cebu, in cooperation with the Ayala Malls Cinemas, the French Film Festival is one of the country’s premier venues for discovering and appreciating French cinema and culture.
Peugeot Philippines has supported this endeavor since the automotive brand’s arrival in the Philippines. Peugeot Philippines has also brought Filipinos across the ocean to Paris, France. Just last May 22 to 25, 2016, the champions of the Peugeot Philippines Tennis Open won the chance to watch the French Open live. Peugeot also provided free airfare, accommodations, and guided tours of Peugeot Avenue and the PSA Peugeot Citroën Headquarters—a truly generous way of showcasing the great love between France and the Philippines.
Peugeot throughout the world
Present in 160 countries, with 10,000 points of contact, everywhere Peugeot combines excellence and emotion. In 2011, Peugeot sold 2,114,000 vehicles worldwide, accelerated its internationalization in the large growing markets, and continued its move upmarket.
The Marque reaffirms its environmental commitment by the implementation of e-HDi Diesel micro-hybridization and the launch in 2012 of three full hybrid Diesel HYbrid4 models.
Peugeot is the only marque to offer a complete mobility package with private and commercial vehicles, scooters, bicycles, and a wide range of services, including the Mu mobility program.