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.
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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
One down, one to go! Marion shone at Cannes on Monday for the premiere of her first film in the festival, Guillaume Canet’s Blood Ties. Early in the day, wearing a gorgeous Antonio Berardi dress, she attended the photocall for the film alongside Guillaume, Zoe Saldana, Clive Owen and James Caan. She seemed to be having a lot of fun laughing about with Zoe and signing autographs for the fans upon arrival.
The traditional press conference ensued and Marion was complimented on her Italian accent by an Italian journalist. A very fun moment where she said she wanted to kiss him! You can watch the press conference on the Official Festival site with English voice over.
Later in the evening the premiere took place. Marion looked stunning in a strapless Dior gown as she walked the red carpet with her co-stars. After the premiere, they headed out for the After Party and cocktail hosted by Dior. Marion changed into a simpler, black Dior gown for the party.
I have added photos from the entire day to the gallery as well as the poster and trailer for Blood Ties.
Finally, with the premiere of The Immigrant taking place this Friday, here are a couple of articles about the film you might enjoy reading:
038 Events in 2013 > ‘Blood Ties’ Photocall Arrival – 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival, May 20, 2013
247 Events in 2013 > ‘Blood Ties’ Photocall – 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival, May 20, 2013
065 Events in 2013 > ‘Blood Ties’ Press Conference – 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival, May 20, 2013
300 Events in 2013 > ‘Blood Ties’ Premiere – 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival, May 20, 2013
018 Events in 2013 > ‘Blood Ties’ Cocktail and Party hosted by Dior, May 20, 2013
002 Scans from 2013 > Variety (France), May 21, 2013
001 Movies> Blood Ties – 2013 > Artwork
001 Trailers > Blood Ties Teaser
Cannes: Bradley Cooper Commits To ‘Chef’ As Cease And Desist Goes To Jon Favreau’s Rival Chef Pic
Bradley Cooper has now formally confirmed to star in the John Wells-directed Chef, making this one of the early projects stirring action from foreign buyers who can now visualize the Silver Linings Playbook star back in meltdown mode in this Shampoo-like drama. He plays a Paris chef named Adam Jones, who destroys his wunderkind status in a blaze of decadence and out of control behavior. He cleans up and returns to Paris sober, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars. This has been in the works a bit, and recently Cooper saw Wells’ upcoming TWC Oscar-bait movie August: Osage County and then TWC set Wells to direct Chef. They are now looking to round out that cast, and I’m hearing Michelle Williams and Marion Cotillard as potential female leads, and Omar Sy for co-starring role. The film’s produced by Stacey Sher, Erwin Stoff and Michael Shamberg.
Over the past few weeks I updated the gallery with all the recent pictures of Marion Cotillard at various events. Notably, she visited Japan to promote ‘Rust & Bone‘ (De rouille et d’os) at the end of March and around the movie’s theatrical release there in April many additional stills and promotional pictures were released. If you live in Japan and have additional pictures and/or videos, please don’t hesitate to send them in!
I know, the Cannes Film Festival is around the corner and I’m beyond excited for Marion Cotillard’s new movies but I will not – or only sparingly – be updating this site with new things. There’s never a good time to quit but I still feel the way I posted back in December 2011 and will thus focus on updating this site with all the missing pictures, scans and videos from the past before leaving the site as an open archive.
116 Events in 2013 > 38th César Awards, February 22, 2013
077 Events in 2013 > Paris Fashion Week – Christian Dior Ready-to-Wear Fall/Winter, March 1, 2013
048 Events in 2013 > ‘Rust and Bone’ Premiere – Tokyo, March 26, 2013
050 Events in 2013 > Maud Fontenoy Foundation – Annual Gala, April 9, 2013
004 Events in 2013 > Grand Prix Hermes, April 14, 2013
004 Events in 2013 > Jumping de Chantilly, April 19-21, 2013
055 Events in 2013 > Costume Institute Gala “Punk: Chaos to Couture”, May 6, 2013
007 TV Shows > Sukkiri – 2013, aired April 9, 2013 on NTV (Japan)
002 Sessions from 2012 > ‘Rust and Bone’ Promo
037 Sessions from 2013 > ‘De Rouille et d’os’ Promotion in Japan – Session 001
011 Sessions from 2013 > ‘De Rouille et d’os’ Promotion in Japan – Session 002
030 Movies > De rouille et d’os (Rust and Bone) – 2012 > Stills
004 Movies > De rouille et d’os (Rust and Bone) – 2012 > Artwork
When the line-up for this year’s Cannes Film Festival was unveiled a while ago, Marion Cotillard’s two upcoming movies were both on it!
‘The Immigrant‘ by James Gray – formerly ‘Lowlife‘ or ‘Nightingale‘ – is part of the Official Selection and ‘Blood Ties‘ by Guillaume Canet (and co-written by James Gray) will be shown Out of Competition.
I added new HQ stills for both movies (‘The Immigrant‘ stills are replacing existing low quality stills).
‘Rust and Bone‘ has been available to buy on DVD & Blu-ray in the UK since February 25. These are the extras:
- Audio Commentary with Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain and Arnaud Calistri
- Making of Rust and Bone
- The Special Effects of Rust and Bone
- Deleted Scenes
There’s also a 2-disc exclusive edition, available for a limited time only at Sainsbury’s which includes these additional extras:
- Exclusive UK Interviews with Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Jacques Audiard and Thomas Bidegain
- Exclusive BAFTA Q&A with Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts and Jacques Audiard
Also, as of next Tuesday, March 19, it will be available on DVD, Blu-ray as well as Movies On Demand in the US. Extras on the US DVD & Blu-ray include:
- Commentary with director Jacques Audiard and writer of the screenplay Thomas Bidegain
- Making of Rust and Bone
- Making Of’s Making of by Mikros
- On the Red Carpet: Toronto Film Festival
- Deleted scenes
I also added 3 additional gorgeous stills and the DVD & Blu-ray artwork to the gallery: