Chicago film fest head Mimi Plauche receives award from the Ministry of Culture’s Order of Arts and Letters
Cited as an “internationally recognized programming director” committed to “bringing the best French cinema to Chicago audiences,” Chicago International Film Festival artistic director Mimi Plauche has been named Chevalier de l’ordre des arts et des lettres — a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, administered by the French Ministry of Culture.
Previous recipients of the honorary distinction include Marlene Dietrich, George Clooney, Sting, and Chicago International Film Festival founder Michael Kutza. Former Tribune film critic and current New York-based Museum of Modern Art film curator Dave Kehr is another past awardee of the Chevalier medallion.
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