Monte-Carlo Takes to the Big Screen


There will be an open-air cinema on the terrace of the Casino all summer long. Monte-Carlo fait son cinéma (Monaco Takes to the Big Screen), a film compiling clips from various productions all shot in Monte-Carlo, will be shown daily.

Monte-Carlo fait son cinéma

Monte-Carlo SBM establishments and more generally the area and the Principality have been the backdrop of over 150 films!

It was therefore only natural that on the occasion of Monte-Carlo SBM’s 150th anniversary, something significant be done to showcase and pay tribute to this specific heritage. 

Monte-Carlo SBM decided to give this job to students from FACTORY film school (Lyon) who, with the help of the Audiovisual Archives of the Principality of Monaco, put together a video installation in the style of Christian Marclay, creator of The Clock and winner of the Golden Lion at the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011. The artist welcomed the students, their teacher Arnaud Deparis and Marie-Claude Beaud, Director of the New National Museum of Monaco (NMNM), to his London studio in February. He monitored all the different phases of the compilation and the students benefited immensely from his extensive experience, advice and encouragement. All proceeds go to the Talent Factory, a foundation dedicated to stage and film arts and techniques.


The film is made up of excerpts that are not in any chronological order; the only thing they have in common is that they have all been shot in the Principality and particularly in the Monte-Carlo SBM establishments. Sacha Guitry, Audrey Hepburn, Jeanne Moreau, Pierce Brosnan and Vanessa Paradis all appear on the screen in an incredible sound and visual compilation of clashing eras and styles.

It will be shown in a place specially created for the occasion: an open-air cinema facing the sea that will be set up in collaboration with Jean Mus, landscape architect (nominated for a “Talent du Luxe” in 2010 and awarded the “Arbre d’Argent” in 2010), and Michel Redolfi, music composer (winner of the international “Ars Electronica” award in 1994 and 1996, “Faust d’Or” in 1994 and the “Best Mix Award” in Miami in 2012), who will be in charge of sound.



The video installation will be showing after sunset all summer long on the Casino de Monte-Carlo terrace starting 5 July 2013. Come spend a pleasant evening letting the fascinating images take you back into a dreamy past.


Information :

Diffusion from evening to 1 am

Free access 7/7 until 23rd August 2013

Running time : 25 min



 > View the teaser for Monte-Carlo fait son cinéma, the film of films!


To find out more about the history of film-making in Monaco, read the article “Monte-Carlo and films” on the Monte-Carlo Legend website!



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