Month: August 2012

Silver Medallion Award for Role in 'Rust & Bone'

It’s been confirmed. Earlier today, the Telluride Film Festival unveiled (most of) their line-up and The Film Stage has the list as well as the press release. ‘Rust & Bone‘ will screen ahead of its screening in Toronto next week and Marion Cotillard is one of the festival’s honorees for her performance in it. She more than deserves it, congratulations!

The 2012 Silver Medallion Awards, given to recognize an artist’s significant contribution to the world of cinema, go to director and producer ROGER CORMAN who will present CORMAN’S WORLD: EXPLOITS OF A HOLLYWOOD REBEL (U.S., 2011), THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH (U.S.-U.K., 1964) and (THE INTRUDER (U.S., 1961); Academy Award-winning actress MARION COTILLARD (LA VIE EN ROSE) who stars in TFF selection RUST & BONE; and Danish actor MADS MIKKELSEN who stars in two TFF selections: THE HUNT and A ROYAL AFFAIR.

“At the core of each year’s Festival are the Tributes that allow our audiences a chance to gain insight into the creative process of the filmmakers and actors being celebrated,” said Co-Director Tom Luddy. “We are especially pleased with the balance this year, beginning with director/producer, Roger Corman, who has helped launch so many important careers. Then actress Marion Cotillard, whose early career in French films brought her to the attention of the world’s filmmakers and now stars in both European and American movies. Finally there is Mads Mikkelsen, the Danish actor whose powerful performances have brought him much international attention and increasing audience awareness in America.”

More from La Rochelle & Telluride Rumour

I recently fixed one of the videos of Marion Cotillard joining Maud Fontenoy & 300 kids on high sea as godmother of the Maud Fontenoy Fondation. Also La Chaîne de Cœur released a more extensive video about the successful collaboration between the Public Aid Association, the municipality of La Rochelle and the Maud Fontenoy Fondation – in fact they will repeat the experience next summer. I added screencaptures from the video as well as more photos from the event.

Gallery:
009 Public Appearances > Events in 2012 > La Journée des oubliés des vacances
041 Award Shows & Premieres etc > La Journée des oubliés des vacances – 2012

Video:
001 Other Public Appearances > Maud Fontenoy

On another note, there are rumours that ‘Rust & Bone‘ will screen during the notoriously secretive Telluride Film Festival this weekend (August 31 – September 3) ever since Hollywood Elsewhere reported that there will be festival tributes for Mads Mikkelsen and Marion Cotillard. How exciting would that be?!

Plastic Surgery Makes Marion Cotillard Sad

from New York Magazine – The Cut / by Jada Yuan

While some women take a militant stance against Botox, 36-year-old French actress Marion Cotillard says the subject merely makes her feel blue. A self-described “injection phobic,” she’s never had any procedures done, but she won’t judge others who feel differently — well, for the most part. She sat down with us recently to discuss her latest projects, and shared a few thoughts on plastic surgery while she was at it:

I have no judgment on that subject. I just think it’s kind of sad, because it shows the fear of women. I’m a total injection freak, injection phobic. The last time I had a shot was when I went to Mali, and I had to have the shot against yellow fever. And when I have to have an injection I’m like a four-year-old, running around the room with the nurse behind me trying to catch me. So I guess I won’t have Botox or whatever you put inside yourself to look younger. But then, I mean, I don’t know. I cannot judge this fear. It just makes me sad.

On the French tradition of aging gracefully:

In France … I was at my friend’s house the other day, and all those women there, they were between 50 and 70, and they were so beautiful … Sometimes in LA or even in New York, you run into a lot of products, a lot of women filled with all those products. It’s not just about plastic surgery now, it’s about injections … and all the women look kind of the same. It just shows fear, and that makes me sad.

On getting old and wrinkly:

You know what? I’m not looking forward to it. I know that it’s going to come. Some of the women around me, they tell me it’s not fun to get old. But it’s not about your look, it’s about the fact that you can not run like you did when you were younger, or — it’s just about when your body gets tired and you don’t have the hundred percent energy sometimes. So it’s not something that I look forward to.

And this adorable quote, just for good measure:

But I have to say, since I’m a mum, I’m really looking forward to being a grandma. This is kind of my obsession right now. I hope my kids won’t wait so long, like me, to have kids, because I want to be a very healthy and young grandma. So it’s not getting old but being a grandmother … this is really something that I look forward to.

Marion Drops Out of Asghar Farhadi Project

Marion Cotillard has said in recent interviews that she needs a break and that she had to say no to some very good projects. It seems Iranian director’s Ashgar Farhadi upcoming first French movie is one of them. The Playlist reports via Allocine that Bérénice Bejo replaces Marion Cotillard in the social thriller which starts filming in October and is scheduled for release next spring.

Marion Confirmed for TIFF

Last Tuesday the Toronto International Film Festival released the full schedule and a guest list. ‘Rust & Bone‘ will screen on the first & second days of the festival:

Thursday, September 6, Visa Screening Room (Elgin), 9:30 PM
Friday, September 7, Ryerson Theatre, 12:00 PM

And Marion Cotillard together with director Jacques Audiard and costar Matthias Schoenaerts are expected to attend as they’re on the released guest list.

If you enjoyed NY Mag’s short summary of Marion’s latest interview you’ll no doubt enjoy Vulture‘s more extensive notes from the full transcript, which I added a while ago:

Marion Cotillard on Rust and Bone, Playing a Double Amputee, and Hating the Zoo, Vulture, August 21

[edit:] They released some more quotes from the same interview today:

Plastic Surgery Makes Marion Cotillard Sad, The Cut, August 23

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