RENAULT PROVIDES THE BEST SEATS IN THE HOUSE AT THE BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL ONCE AGAIN

  • Renault partners with the British Film Institute for the 23rd consecutive year
  • A fleet of 40 Renault SUVs, made up of Koleos, Kadjar and Captur will chauffeur stars and talent throughout the two-week film festival
  • Renault has long-standing partnerships with the film industry across the world, including the Cannes and Venice Film Festivals

Renault has once again taken a starring role at the 62nd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express®. The festival takes place between 10th and 21st October 2018 and at its centre will be a fleet of 40 Renault SUVs, made up of Renault Koleos, Renault Kadjar and the ever-popular Renault Captur, chauffeuring an array of stars to and from various screenings and locations across the Capital.

Renault is extremely proud to be the Official Car Partner of the BFI London Film Festival, having supported the British Film Institute since 1995.

Renault’s best-selling car in the UK and the best-selling model in its sector in Europe, Captur, joins the fleet to help chauffeur the well-known names and faces of the big screen. With its bold and assertive exterior look, luxurious and refined interior as well as its enhanced features and technologies the Captur compliments the extensive fleet of cars for this year’s Festival.

Since it arrived in the UK in September 2015, the Kadjar SUV has strengthened Renault’s presence in the crossover market – building on the success of its compact sibling, Captur. Its combination of striking design, spacious interior and high levels of standard specification have proved a hit with British car buyers.

The Renault Koleos SUV combines a stylish exterior with a well-appointed cabin and class-leading rear space. Guests will be chauffeured to their destination in luxury, taking in the sights of London thanks to the panoramic sunroof, and will arrive feeling relaxed and excited ahead of their appearance on the red carpet.

In previous years, Renault has been privileged to chauffeur talent such as Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Benedict Cumberbatch and Hugh Bonneville.

Renault have a strong affinity with film, dating back to when Louis Renault, at the wheel of his Type A, featured in one of the first Lumière Brothers’ films. Their movie studios were constructed in Billancourt, close to Renault’s factories. Due to the close proximity of the studios, Renault cars became a preferred partner of actors and directors alike. Thousands of Renault cars over the last 110 years have chauffeured stars to movie sets and red carpets around the world. Today, Renault is a key partner of many events relating to the big screen, including the Cannes, Alpe d’Huez and Venice Film Festivals. Louis Renault was one of the first people to realise the potential power of film for promoting products, and every year Renault cars feature in over 300 TV and cinema productions.

The LFF 2018 line-up includes films featuring Viola Davis, Colin Farrell, Steve Coogan and more:

At this year’s BFI London Film Festival, the opening night gala will screen ‘Widows’ starring Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriquez and Colin Farrell. The full line-up includes 225 features, representing 77 countries across 14 cinemas. Renault will conclude chauffeuring on the closing night gala, screening Stan & Ollie, starring Steve Coogan, John C Reilly and Nina Arianda.

Vincent Tourette, Managing Director, Renault UK said: “In the 23rd year of our successful association with the BFI London Film Festival, we are proud to be partnering with it once again – this time with our fantastic range of SUVs made up of Koleos, Kadjar and Captur taking centre stage. The fleet will, no doubt, ensure a sophisticated arrival at the many famous cinema venues throughout the capital.”

The Renault fleet will be kitted out in bespoke London Film Festival decals for the duration of the event which supports the British Film Industry through promoting creative and cultural roles.

ENDS

About Groupe Renault

Groupe Renault has been making cars since 1898. Today it is an international multi-brand group, selling close to 3.76 million vehicles in 134 countries in 2017, with 36 manufacturing sites, 12,700 points of sales and employing more than 180,000 people. To meet the major technological challenges of the future and continue its strategy of profitable growth, the group is harnessing its international growth and the complementary fit of its five brands, Renault, Dacia, Renault Samsung Motors, Alpine and Lada, together with electric vehicles and the unique alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi. With a new team in Formula 1, Renault sees motorsport as a vector of innovation and brand awareness.

In the UK, Groupe Renault UK has nearly 160 dealers selling the range of Renault cars, LCVs and Dacia. Groupe Renault UK sales totalled 113,988 vehicles in 2017.

About the BFI London Film Festival

BFI London Film Festival is Britain's leading film event and one of the world's best film festivals. It introduces the finest new British and international films to an expanding London and UK-wide audience and attracts significant international film industry participation. LFF is a compelling combination of diverse films, red carpet glamour, friendly audiences and vibrant exchange. LFF provides an essential profiling opportunity for films seeking global success; promotes the careers of British and international filmmakers through its industry and awards programmes and positions London as the world’s leading creative city.

For further information, please visit www.press.renault.co.uk or @RenaultUKPR or contact:

Matthew Bendall
Head of Press & Public Relations
Matthew.bendall@renault.co.uk – 01923 697653 – 07814 990247

Alistair Sommerville
Press Relations Manager
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James Bolton
Product & Corporate Communications Manager – Renault
James.bolton@renault.co.uk – 01923 697342 – 07812 967685

Callum Chamberlain
Product & Corporate Communications Manager – Dacia
Callum.chamberlain@renault.co.uk – 01923 697512 – 07989 434003

Oliver Lowe
Product & Corporate Communications Manager – Renault LCV and Corporate
Oliver.lowe@renault.co.uk – 01923 697878 – 07816 397540

Charlie Roper
Press Fleet & VIP Relations Manager
Charlie.roper@renault.co.uk – 01923 697778 – 07816 641843

Ciarán Sands
Communications Assistant
Ciaran.sands@renault.co.uk - 01923 697363

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