When the line-up for the Toronto Film Festival was announced a while back it was disappointing to see that none of Marion Cotillard’s upcoming films (‘Blood Ties‘ and ‘The Immigrant‘) were on it. Well, the festival has added 22 more films to the line-up, and Guillaume Canet’s ‘Blood Ties‘ is on it. It will have a Gala presentation. The festival runs from September 5-15 and the full schedule will be announced August 20. See the film’s page on the festival website. Marion has attended the festival 3 times in the past, let’s hope her filming schedule allows her to attend this year too.
In July, Marion Cotillard was once again on the cover of Madame Figaro in France. Known for her passion for the environment, the magazine interviewed her for their “Green” edition and the interview was focused on Marion’s views and every day contributions to the environment. At the end of the article, they did a list of Marion’s six commandments for the environment in which she says she never takes long baths (to save water) and that she cleans her house with white vinegar. The photoshoot for the article is brand new and shot by photographer Jan Welters who had worked with her in 2010 for ELLE
Other than that, Marion has been busy shooting the new movie by the Dardenne brothers. They began rehearsals in June and have been shooting in Belgium for the past few weeks. I added a photo of Marion holding the one month old that was chosen to participate in the movie. You can read the article (in French) here.
During rehearsals, a bakery was chosen in a small town for the shooting of one scene Marion was in. The owners of the bakery, who were present for filming and who played themselves in the movie described Marion as very professional, focused and somewhat shy.
I finally started keeping my promise to add missing older stuff to the site. For now I replaced all the movie & television stills where I had untagged HQ versions. Also I added the odd additional still, some artwork posters and on set pictures. Enjoy!
001 L’Histoire du garçon qui voulait qu’on l’embrasse – 1994 > Stills
001 La Belle Verte – 1996 > Stills
003 Taxi 2 – 2000 > Stills
002 Taxi 2 – 2000 > Artwork
002 Lisa – 2001 > Stills
003 Les Jolies choses (Pretty Things) – 2001 > On Set
001 Les Jolies choses (Pretty Things) – 2001 > Artwork
005 Jeux d’enfants (Love Me If You Dare) – 2003 > Stills
002 Innocence – 2004 > Stills
005 Cavalcade – 2005 > Stills
003 Edy – 2005 > Stills
008 Ma vie en l’air (Love is in the Air) – 2005 > Stills
004 Mary – 2005 > Stills
005 Mary – 2005 > Artwork
002 Sauf le respect que je vous dois (Burnt Out) – 2005 > Stills
004 La Boîte noire (The Black Box) – 2005 > Stills
003 La Boîte noire (The Black Box) – 2005 > Artwork
005 Toi et moi (You and Me) – 2006 > Stills
001 Toi et moi (You and Me) – 2006 > Artwork
010 Dikkenek – 2006 > Stills
001 Dikkenek – 2006 > Artwork
020 Fair Play – 2006 > Stills
007 A Good Year – 2006 > Stills
029 La Môme (La Vie en Rose) – 2007 > Stills
007 Public Enemies – 2009 > Stills
002 Nine – 2009 > Stills
325 The Immigrant – 2013 > On Set
001 Television > Chloé – 1996 > Artwork
006 Television > Une femme piégée (A Woman in Trouble) – 2001 > Stills
007 Television > Une femme piégée (A Woman in Trouble) – 2001 > On Set
James Franco, Rachel McAdams, Jeff Bridges Among Voice Stars for ‘Little Prince’
James Franco, Rachel McAdams, Jeff Bridges, Marion Cotillard, Benicio Del Toro and Paul Giamatti are on board to voice characters in a big-screen take on The Little Prince, the classic French novella by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
The adaptation is shaping up to have a stacked voice cast, including three recent Oscar winners in Bridges, Cotillard and Del Toro.
Mark Osborne, who directed Kung Fu Panda, is helming the project, which is being produced by Onyx Films’ Aton Soumache — who produced the stylish 2006 animated film Renaissance — and Dimitri Rassam.
The story centers on a pilot who crash-lands in the Sahara desert and comes across a little boy who says he is a prince fallen to Earth from his home on an asteroid. As the pilot repairs his plane, the little prince regales him with stories about his home and the foolish inhabitants of nearby asteroids.
Bridges will voice the pilot. It was not revealed which roles the other actors were taking on.
The book, published Le Petit Prince in 1943 and translated from French into dozens of languages, proved to be a hit due to its philosophical nature, appealing to both adults and children.
The Cannes Film Festival is now over and Marion’s last appearance took place on Friday, May 24 as she stepped out to promote James Gray’s The Immigrant. Marion attended both the photocall and the premiere of the movie alongside James Gray and co-star Jeremy Renner. She wore white to both events, an Alexander McQueen short dress for the photocall and press conference and a Dior evening gown for the premiere.
You can watch the press conference on the Official Festival site with English voice over. Hundreds of photos have been added to the gallery from the entire promotion at Cannes.
Two interviews from Cannes have also been added as well as screen captures for Marion’s interview on The Immigrant aired in May 24 on France 2 as well as a new photoshoot taken at the Festival by Fabrice Dall’Anese.
Although the reviews for The Immigrant have been mixed, Marion’s performance has been praised in all of them.
Gray clearly sees something in Cotillard that no other helmer — not even her husband, Guillaume Canet — has brought out in her before. Recognizing the deep, haunted quality of Cotillard’s gaze, he features her eyes as the soul of his story, counting on their mournful quality to play to the back of the house, even as he resists unnecessary closeups in favor of broad-canvas widescreen as much as possible.
Peter Debruge – Variety
Cotillard herself is incapable of giving a bad performance and she certainly carries the movie’s opening act
Peter Bradshaw – The Guardian
the intimately focused work is anchored by another superior performance by Marion Cotillard
Todd McCarthy – The Hollywood Reporter
197 Events in 2013 > ‘The Immigrant’ Photocall – 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival, May 24, 2013
061 Events in 2013 > ‘The Immigrant’ Press Conference – 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival, May 24, 2013
483 Events in 2013 > ‘The Immigrant’ Premiere – 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival, May 24, 2013
016 Events in 2013 > ‘The Immigrant’ After Party – 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival, May 24, 2013
001 Sessions from 2013 > Cannes Film Festival
002 Events in 2013 > Dior Cruise Collection, May 18, 2013
002 Scans from 2013 > Le Soir, May 24, 2013
105 TV Appearances > News Segments > JT20H, May 24, 2013
159 TV Appearances > News Segments > JT13H, July 10, 2010
001 Events in 2013 > EE British Academy Film Awards 2013 Nominees Party, February 9, 2013