The Artist’s avant premiere in Nairobi took place on Tuesday, at Prestige Cinema with an opening speech by the French Ambassador HE Etienne de Poncins and the US Ambassador to Kenya HE Jonathan Scott Gration.
Praised by critics and with phenomenal success in French theatres and worldwide, the film continues to bag prizes: French Cesar for best film in 2012, 7 BAFTA awards from the British Film Academy, 3 Golden Globes and 5 Oscars.
You can start catching The Artist Friday at Starflix Cinema in Nairobi.
The screening was followed by a cocktail hosted by the French Ambassador at the French Residence. Guests included Kenyan film personalities such as Wanuri Kahiu and the Kenya Film Director Mr Peter Mutie. Others in attendance were Ambassadors of Spain,Greece,Thailand and Moroccoas well as Kenyan personalities Emma Too, Bidania Barasa, Muthoni the Drummer Queen etc.