Helena Bonham Carter and Tim Burton are presented with BFI Fellowships as “Beasts of the Southern Wild” and Chile’s “No” are also honored.
Jacques Audiard’s Rust and Bone won best film at a special standalone ceremony on the penultimate evening of this year’s BFI London Film Festival.
It is the first time a best film award has been decided on by a jury from a field of 12 Competition titles.The films were selected by BFI head of exhibition and festival director Clare Stewart together with the fest’s programming team.
The jury, headed by president David Hare — screenwriter, playwright, film and theatre director — also boasted input from: veteran Hong Kong film producer Nansun Shi; Argentine director Pablo Trapero; Victoria Pearman, producer of Crossfire Hurricane and president of Mick Jagger’s Jagged films; and the British actress Romola Garai.
Hare said: “Jacques Audiard has a unique handwriting, made up of music, montage, writing, photography, sound, visual design and acting. He is one of only a very small handful of filmmakers in the world who has mastered, and can integrate, every element of the process to one purpose: making, in Rust and Bone, a film full of heart, violence and love.”
Audiard’s film stars Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts and details the love between a man and a woman who has suffered a terrible accident. It played in Competition during the Festival de Cannes, but walked away from that event empty-handed.
The American Film Institute has announced the Centerpiece Galas and Special Screenings for its annual festival, which will take place from Nov. 1 through 8 in Hollywood, California.
‘Rust & Bone‘ (De rouille et d’os) is one of the Centerpiece Galas – and it will be featuring A Tribute to Marion Cotillard. Congratulations! It is scheduled for Monday, November 5, 7:30 p.m., at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.
• Source: Movieline.com
P.S: I have listed some of the upcoming events in the sidebar so you can keep up with Marion’s busy schedule.
Le Monde featured an article about James Gray’s upcoming movie starring Marion Cotillard and Joaquin Phoenix in their magazine M this past weekend. I added digital scans (sorry for the somewhat poor quality). It featured new stills from the movie. It looks so exciting and I can’t wait to see the it. Apparently, the audience at a masterclass during the Zurich Film Festival last month – held by the movie’s producer Greg Shapiro – were also treated to some footage from the movie (Screendaily.com). However, it will probably be released next spring (Bluewin), so we have to be patient.
- French Film Festival Bienne, September 15
- Telluride by the Sea, September 15 (audience reactions)
- Athens International Film Festival, September 19, Opening Film
- Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival, September 20
- Helsinki International Film Festival, September 30, Gala Screening with Jacques Audiard in attendance
- Vancouver International Film Festival, September 27+29, October 6
- Edmonton International Film Festival, October 4
- Hamptons International Film Festival, October 6
Speaking of festivals, I added more pics of Marion Cotillard during the press conference at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month.
International Feature Agency have what reads like a full transcript of an official Q&A or press conference. Bits of it have already been used in other articles but it’s definitely an interesting read.
And someone uploaded videos of the full Q&A that took place after the second screening of the movie (view the rest below the cut):
After doing some press interviews earlier in the day, Marion Cotillard attended first the ‘Rust and Bone‘ dinner hosted by Moet & Chandon at Michael’s on Simcoe before heading to the actual premiere of the movie held at The Elgin yesterday. More about the dinner over at Toronto Star. And there’s a new poster for the movie – to be used for promotion in the UK.
[edit:] It seems that right now Marion Cotillard is on stage after today’s screening for a Q&A together with Jacques Audiard & Matthias Schoenaerts. And Movieline has posted a spot-on review, they found words to express what I was feeling after seeing it.
Some articles have already surfaced:
• La douce Cotillard chez le dur Audiard, Voir.ca, Septeber 6 (read with Google Translator)
• Q & A with Marion Cotillard for Rust and Bone, Toronto Star, September 7
• TIFF interview: Marion Cotillard, NOW Magazine, September 7
• Alone with Marion Cotillard, orca-trainer, The Globe and Mail, September 7
• Toronto Film Festival: ‘Rust And Bone’ Doesn’t Disappoint, CBS, September 7
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