Marion Cotillard on Nicole Kidman in ‘Rabbit Hole’
from Variety – Award Central Features “Actors on Actors”
“The journey that Nicole Kidman took me on in ‘Rabbit Hole’ started with very subtle and odd behavior. I didn’t know anything about her story, but right away, the very first time I saw her I felt deeply for her character Becca.
Becca is so far and yet so close at the same time. The space that is created between her and the audience is simultaneously delicate, strong, violent and full of life. A part of her is gone and will always be gone, yet you feel nothing but life.
Even though this sense of life doesn’t know how and where to hang on inside her soul, it is vibrant nonetheless. Nicole created her character’s journey like a meditation. When Becca doesn’t protect herself and instead jumps into her pain, not fighting against it but surrendering to it, she takes us with her towards light. I felt what she felt. I cried with her. I understood every fragment of her inner disaster and the way she survived. Nicole is at the same time a rough and a cut diamond. She has a very simple and direct way to enter your heart. She shares her emotion in the most generous way. She is simply one of the world’s best actresses.”
‘A Very Long Engagement’ Blu-ray Screencaptures
Taking a break from catching up on the latest news about Marion Cotillard I bring you today high quality screencaps as well as clips with English subtitles from the 2004 movie ‘A Very Long Engagement‘ (Un long dimanche de fiançailles). Blu-ray quality captures show us all the details of Marion’s costumes, make-up and tears in her emotional final scene. Marion played the supporting part of the Corsican prostitute Tina Lombardi and deservedly won a César for her performance.
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Rest of Vivement Dimanche appearance
A huge thank you to Melfan for sending in the missing parts 1 & 4 of Marion Cotillard’s appearance on the Vivement Dimanche show back in October. Please visit her site for Marion’s former co-star and friend Mélanie Doutey who has just moved to the same agent as Marion. Enjoy!
Gallery: 353 Talk Shows > Vivement Dimanche – 2010
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Marion on the ‘Contagion’ Set
Before the Trailer have a picture of Marion Cotillard on the set of ‘Contagion‘. They say this was for a scene based in WHO in Geneva, Switzerland but it was shot in Chicago. These scenes were filmed at the end of October. Marion Cotillard has since finished filming her scenes for the movie.
4.7 Million People Saw ‘Les petits mouchoirs’
Last Tuesday evening ‘Les petits mouchoirs‘ became officially the most successful French movie in France of the year – dethroning Camping 2. According to today’s Le Figaro 4.7 million people have now seen it! This is only one month after its release and despite somewhat mixed reviews and a length of 2h40 minutes. The newspaper says that the movie has become a social phenomenon and have a psychoanalyst / philosopher try explain its success. There’s also a new interview with writer/director Guillaume Canet where he says he’s surprised by the huge success.
Interestingly, when it comes to all movie releases in France ‘Inception‘ (also with Marion Cotillard) is currently holding the record with over 4.9 million entries – but it looks like ‘Les petits mouchoirs‘ will beat it soon. Its distributor Europa Corp expects that 5.5 million people will have seen it by the end of the year. The only other movie to maybe become the most successful movie in France of 2010 is Harry Potter which opens this week. But in any case it’s definitely the most successful French movie of 2010! Congratulations!
As regards international release dates there are no details yet but they’re previewing it in The Netherlands – thanks Nadine.
Here are scans of some extra stills featured in the soundtrack:
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‘Inception’ Stills, FYC Ad & DVD Release
There are many more high quality ‘Inception‘ stills in our gallery – thank you Roberta. As it’s already awards season various For Your Consideration ads can be found in trade papers. Recently, there was a gorgeous ad for ‘Inception‘ featuring a shot of Marion Cotillard in Variety. Even if her name isn’t on it it’s bound to catch people’s eye and remind them of her haunting presence throughout the movie – via Awards Daily.
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Blu-ray and DVD Release in the UK on December 6, 2010 – Infos on Extras on DVD, Blu-ray and Limited Edition
Blu-ray and DVD Release in the US on December 7, 2010 – Infos on Extras on DVD & Blu-ray
Hawksley Workman for Lady Grey
Earlier today, Canadian musician Hawksley Workman tweeted:
have had a few great music days lately. in the studio with kathleen edwards and @bon_iver drumming for kathleen’s new record (i’m a big fan) and finished up a song for short film by john cameron mitchell featuring sir ian mckellen, and marion cotillard…
• source: Twitter.com
I’m getting really impatient to see the new Lady Dior short movie! In the meantime watch Hawksley Workman’s 2004 music video No Reason To Cry Out Your Eyes with Marion or listen to the 2008 Marion & Hawksley collaboration The Strong Ones.
Vogue – ‘Glee’ mention & Best Dressed
You know Marion Cotillard has made it big when she gets a shout-out on Glee – the US hit TV series. In Tuesday’s episode 7 of the second series the characters Kurt and Blaine try to talk about something Mercedes wold be interested in as well:
Kurt: Let’s play a game! On the count of 3, we’ll all say our favorite 2010 Vogue cover! 1… 2… 3!
Kurt + Blaine (together): MARION COTILLARD!
Blaine: Oh my god, yes!
Blaine: Yes yes yes! She’s amazing!
• Watch on YouTube
Today Vogue also released the Special Edition: Best Dressed of the Year and Marion is on the list – don’t forget to vote for her look!
2010 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards
January 15, 2010
Whether it’s sleek chic or cyberfantasy, silver-screen Hollywood glamour or Holly Woodlawn camp, whether it’s East End edge or East Egg flapper dazzle, from head (artful marcel waves, tumbled-out-of-bed tousle, or candy-floss high-rise) to toe (ballet slippers with dirndls or platforms with ball gowns), the ten individualists whom Vogue celebrates as the Best Dressed of 2010 are gamely rewriting the rules. Or rather, showing us all that there are no rules beyond staying true to oneself.