Month: September 2010

Pictures from the Toronto International Film Festival

I added more pictures to the album of the ‘Little White Lies‘ premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival – and also finally uploaded all the other pictures taken of Marion during her 2 days at the festival. After the premiere she attended the Fox Searchlight party where she was pictured with Josh Brolin and director Darren Aronofsky. The following day she attended the press conference, changed clothes for Unifrance’s Celebration of French Cinema before wrapping up the day in yet another dress at vitaminwater’s Backyard Dash. This is also where she met up with Harvey Weinstein. Many thanks Jess for your help with the pictures. Enjoy & stay tuned for videos when I get back from my holiday.

007 ‘Little White Lies’ Premiere – 35th TIFF
007 35th TIFF – Fox Searchlight Party
092 ‘Little White Lies’ Press Conference – 35th TIFF
002 35th TIFF – Out & About
009 35th TIFF – Unifrance Celebration of French Cinema
003 35th TIFF – vitaminwater’s Backyard Dash
008 Sessions from 2010 > Toronto International Film Festival – Session 001

TV Alert: Enfants de la Télé tonight!

TV Alert: Enfants de la Télé tonight!

Tonight Marion Cotillard, Guillaume Canet as well as François Cluzet, Gilles Lellouche, Benoît Magimel and Laurent Laffitte – practically the whole Les petits mouchoirs gang – will all be present on TF1 as of 20.45 h on Enfants de la téle. Don’t forget to tune in if you live where you can watch TF1! Here’s the trailer:

news-2010-09-25-001Marion Cotillard’s great on the show and I just loved the old clips they showed of her. Some of when she was 8 and appeared in 2 television movies by a friend of her parents and one when she was 16 and took part in the educational ad “Tu t’es vus quand t’as bu?”. They also showed a scene from Extrême Limite which put her at unease but personally, I think she had nothing to worry about from that. Though I understand that when it’s about one’s own past one cannot be as objective.

Marion Cotillard's Little White Lies

from Dazed Digital / by Sarah Nicole Prickett

The iconic French actress tells us about her new film and why sometimes it’s hard to admit when you are lying to yourself

Les Petits Mouchoirs, the new Guillaume Canet film featuring Marion Cotillard, could well be retitled Le Grand Froid – assuming that’s correct French for The Big Chill. Like Laurence Kasdan’s early 80s classic, the latest from this super-French actor-slash-director is about old friends reunited in a vacation house after and despite a tragic event – passions are played-out, and so is excellent music; friendships are tested, and proved true. Love wins. See what we mean? It’s the same. Steal an idea and confess to it, however, and it becomes not theft but homage. Canet pays it well. Obsessed with not only The Big Chill, but also John Cassavetes films such as Husbands, he creates messy,intimate atmospheres with long shots and single, often improvised takes. Little White Lies, as it’s called in English, is naturalistic and gutsy, long (okay, a bit too long) and meandering, with genuine surprises around the bends. The best of these is Cotillard herself, whom most know as the tragic heroine or the Dior beauty icon. In person, and in this film, she’s much softer and funnier – though no less beautiful. At the Toronto International Film Festival, Cotillard sat down with Canet and her costar Gilles Larouche to speak with an entranced handful of journalists. Here she tells no lies (we hope) about her character, her work, and a very little about herself.

Marion Cottilard on Little White Lies:

The most important thing is to forget that you actually act, and really feel this authenticity that you want to feel when you work. When you have this connection between all the actors, it doesn’t take a long time…. We worked all together on our characters. It’s a very different dynamic when you work with people you’ve known for years. Sometimes it makes things easier. But sometimes you get shy doing scenes with people you’ve known for a long time, you know.

I try to be honest in my life, I try to be honest with myself, I try to be honest with others. It takes courage to realise that sometimes you lie to yourself and sometimes you’re not even aware of it to yourself. And a certain event will wake you up, or you will just grow up, your priorities are not the same anymore, and then you see something that you haven’t seen before.

My character tries to escape her dark side. When you’ve gone through things in your life and you stay away from what is created inside of you, the fears that come from, well, your childhood come through. And she wants to know how human beings work, so she’s an anthropologist and she goes all over the world to try to understand human beings and, in a way, she’s totally escaping the human being she is. More than love, she’s looking for protection, because she’s totally lost. She has her friends but she’s kind of secretive. In a way, she kind of lives in the past, and the protection she thought she had once, it disappeared and happened to be very weak… that’s all she searches for. It was love, at first, but then it was protection. My character and I, I think at a certain point in my life – we had things in common: not being able to settle down, not being able to face my inner disaster.

When I was young, I watched a lot of American movies, because I wanted to be an actress, not because I had this dream to go be in Hollywood or something, but because my dream was just to be an actress, to tell stories. But then, American movies were part of how I created my imagination. The first time I remember crying like a crazy kid is when I saw E.T. in a theatre. I was up on my feet crying, and all the people were telling my mother, get her out!

Cotillard on Rachel McAdams: 'I think she's amazing'

from The Canadian Press

Oscar-winning French actress Marion Cotillard has high praise for Canadian Rachel McAdams, her co-star in Woody Allen’s upcoming comedy “Midnight in Paris,” due out next year.

“Rachel McAdams is one of my favourite actresses,” Cotillard said during an interview at the Toronto International Film Festival, where her latest project, “Little White Lies,” is debuting.

“And unfortunately we didn’t really work together because we are in the same movie but we don’t have any scenes together.

“I really hope I will have the opportunity and the great chance one day to work with her. I think she’s amazing.”

“Little White Lies” (“Les Petits Mouchoirs”) is the third full-length film from French writer-director Guillaume Canet, who is also an actor and, reportedly, Cotillard’s boyfriend.

A huge ensemble cast is featured in the uproarious and stirring tale of a group of friends who are forced to confront the lies they’ve been telling each other — and themselves — after a traumatic event.

Cotillard, 34, plays Marie, a conflicted bisexual who gets flak from her friends for being too immersed in her job as an ethnologist in the Amazon rainforest.

“She’s attached to her job for sure, but she’s also very attached to her friends,” said Cotillard, who won a best actress Oscar in 2008 for her magnetic performance as French singer Edith Piaf in “La Vie En Rose.”

“I think she’s escaping a part of herself by going so far and trying to understand how some human beings behave in order to not face who she is.”

Much of “Little White Lies” is set in a stunning Cap Ferret peninsula beach house in France, where the friends come together to lift their spirits after a tragedy befalls a vivacious member of the group.

Canet — who made a splash in France in 2006 with his second feature as a director, “Tell No One” — was already longtime friends with many cast members before filming, including Cotillard, Gilles Lellouche, Francois Cluzet and Benoit Magimel.

As a result, they were able to come together three months before filming began to spend five days in the beach home to feel each other out.

“We worked all together on our characters and then we had a private time with Guillame and … we changed a few things because it helped the character and the story,” said Cotillard, dressed in an elegant black dress that made her big blue eyes stand out.

“It’s funny because it creates a very different dynamic to work with people you’ve known for years and sometimes it makes things easier because you don’t have to create this very special relationship of two people who know each other pretty well.

“But sometimes you get shy doing scenes with people you’ve known for a long time, you know.”

Canet, 37, says “Little White Lies” is his most personal project yet, having written it after a “crucial period” in his life that involved a lot of reflection on his priorities.

“I’ve known him 14 years,” said Cotillard, who can currently be seen playing Leonardo DiCaprio’s wife in “Inception.”

“So I can really see what part of him is in each character.”

“Little White Lies” is due to hit theatres internationally next month but doesn’t have a Canadian release date yet.

Cotillard is next set to film Canadian director David Cronenberg’s thriller “Cosmopolis,” an adaptation of Don DeLillo’s novel.

The Toronto film fest runs through Sept. 19.

Evening Standard Magazine

There is currently an overload of pictures etc from Marion’s appearances at the Toronto Film Festival. Stay tuned for more updates! In the meantime, Marion Cotillard was featured in the Evening Standard Magazine on the weekend with the stunning photoshoot realized for Chopard’s 150th anniversary in which she’s wearing pieces from their Animal World collection, developed in association with the WWF.

Anything we can do in favour of the defence of life and the environment is always precious.

For the most part the article is using quotes from the recent feature in the ‘Interview‘ magazine but it still makes for an interesting read. Thank you Natalie for the scans!

Note: In the final print Marion Cotillard wasn’t featured on the cover of ES Magazine, though there was a preview of a version with Marion.

Hollywood’s love affair with Marion Cotillard

005 Scans from 2010 > Evening Standard Magazine (UK) – September 10

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