The Monaco Grand Prix race won’t take place May 24, but the circuit will be in use for the shooting of a short film by Ferrari and Charles Lelouch, the latter responsible for C’etait Un Rendez-Vous, the famed 1976 early-morning high-speed romp through Paris.
Also likely providing inspiration was the recent shooting of a similar film through the streets of Rome.
This time, a SF90 Stradale, Ferrari’s first series-production hybrid sports car, will be the camera mount for Le Grand Rendez-Vous, to be shot by Lelouch with Monegaseue F1 racing driver Charles Leclerc at control of the steering wheel.
“The new short evokes both the atmosphere of the beloved Grand Prix and the roar of the Ferrari 275 GTB that provided the instantly recognizable soundtrack to the 1976 film shot in Paris,” Ferrari said in its news release.
“This first post lockdown French shoot symbolically will also mark the start of a gradual return to the ‘new normal’ after the pandemic and the restart for the film industry, impacted significantly by recent restrictions.”
Ferrari said it welcomed partnership in the production “as a way of demonstrating support for its tifosi, clients and supporters as an expression of hope that the world will gradually be able to absorb the painful and complex health crisis which has affected everyone, allowing us to begin to look positively towards the future, also in anticipation of the expected restart of the F1 season in July.”