Day: November 6, 2012

AFI Fest: 'Rust and Bone' Premiere & Tribute to Marion Cotillard

Luise and I added some pictures of Marion Cotillard dressed in Dior with Chopard jewellery at last night’s US gala premiere of ‘Rust and Bone‘ (De rouille et d’os) during the AFI Fest. Before the screening there was also a tribute to Marion Cotillard and her career. Watch part of it below. I also added some screencaps from her red carpet interview as well as pictures from the after party.

After a reel of footage highlighting the best films of her career thus far, the radiant Marion Cotillard graced the stage for a quick conversation before the curtain rose for her latest contribution to French Cinema, Rust and Bone. She humbly admitted that it was “super weird” and almost “schizophrenic” to see footage of herself spliced together because the characters are all her, yet they’re all different people. When asked about the path that led to her success in acting, she confided in a time when she considered leaving the profession to pursue something else, but meeting with Tim Burton and getting a role in Big Fish convinced her to stick with it. And it’s a good thing she did. Since then, she’s secured roles she feels passionate about, in both French and American films, leading her to an Oscar win for Best Actress for La vie en rose (2007), and teaming up with the likes of Michael Mann, Woody Allen, Steven Soderburgh, and Christopher Nolan along the way. After the brief sit-down, director Jacques Audiard took the stage to introduce his cast, including Matthias Schoenaerts, who, as if in character, appropriately cued the feature presentation with an exclamation of, “Open the curtain, show the movie.”
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'Rust and Bone' Star Marion Cotillard on Juggling Family, Career

from The Hollywood Reporter / Jane Carlson

The actress, who walked the red carpet at the AFI Fest premiere of her new movie and was feted at a prescreening event, says: “I never see a challenge. I just see a lot of work.”

Marion Cotillard looked ravishing in a white and black Dior gown at AFI Fest on Monday night, where she spoke about the challenges of balancing work and family.

“I never see a challenge,” the Rust and Bone star said. “I just see a lot of work.” Now that the face of Dior has a family, she explains that her ability to set aside time and inhabit a character and then come home and be a mom is important to her. “I didn’t know that I could go back and forth.” This ability allows the actress to take on “very intense roles without losing myself in these roles. It’s really something that I cherish,” she added.

The Oscar winner not only walked the red carpet at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood for the Los Angeles and AFI Fest premiere of her new film, but she also answered questions during a prescreening event, In Tribute to Marion Cotillard.

She attended the afterparty at the Roosevelt hotel with her co-star Matthias Schoenaerts and the writer-director of the film, Jacques Audiard. There, she mingled with fans and movie industry players including Sony Pictures Classics co-president Michael Barker, who was celebrating the positive buzz the movie has been receiving. “Sometimes you just have to put your faith in a filmmaker you believe in, and if all of the stars are in alignment, it works out,” said Barker. “This film is a romance unlike you have ever seen.”

Schoenaerts, who is a relative newcomer to the Hollywood scene, said he hopes moviegoers experience “something that was profound” and take away from this movie that “even with a total loss in your life, with love you can rediscover life and come back to life because of that love.”

The French-Belgian film is based on Craig Davidson’s short-story collection of the same name. It tells the story of an unemployed 25-year-old man, trying to take care of his young son, who falls in love with a killer-whale trainer. The Sony Pictures Classics film hits theaters Nov. 16.