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Oscar Campaign: ‘Two Days One Night’ to represent Belgium

Oscar Campaign: ‘Two Days One Night’ to represent Belgium

Variety just reported that ‘Two Days One Night’ has been chosen to represent Belgium in the foreign-language Oscar campaign.

The jury, presided by Joëlle Levie, chose the film for its “cinematographic quality and its powerful topical and universal subject matter.” The committee, made up of six industryites, also pointed out the film’s strong international potential of the film due to the presence of Cotillard, who won an Oscar for her perf in “La Vie en Rose.”  “Two Days, One Night” received upbeat reviews at Cannes and was sold by Wild Bunch in more than 60 territories.

IFC Films, which will release “Two Days, One Night” on Dec. 24 in the U.S., has already started positioning the film for the Academy Awards, presenting it at key festivals, including Telluride and Toronto, as well as the upcoming New York and Los Angeles AFI fests. It will soon compete at the European Film Awards.

“Two Days, One Night” was produced by Belgium’s Les films du Fleuve, in co-production with Eyeworks, with the support of the Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels and the Flemish Audiovisual Fund.

The Academy Awards ceremony will take place on Feb. 22 at the Los Angeles Dolby Theatre. The nominations will be unveiled on Jan. 15.

This is great news for the film and Marion, hopefully we will see her one more time at the Awards as a strong contender!

New Project: ‘Mal de Pierres’

New Project: ‘Mal de Pierres’

Variety just reported that Marion Cotillard has a new project:

Marion Cotillard is set to topline “Mal de Pierres,” a period romance drama directed by critically-acclaimed auteur Nicole Garcia and produced by Alain Attal’s Les Productions du Tresor, one of France’s top independent film companies.

An adaptation of Milena Agus’ eponymous novel, “Mal de Pierres” (“Mal di pietre”) spans 20 years, following the destiny of a passionate, free-spirited woman who is in a loveless marriage and falls for another man.

A bestseller, the book has been translated in more than 15 languages.

Cotillard will play the leading role, Garcia co-wrote the script with her regular co-scribe, Jacques Fieschi.

“It’s a passion project for both Nicole and us,” Attal told Variety.” It’s a very romantic and intense story about a woman whose quest for absolute love is the essence of life, her ‘raison d’etre.’” Attal added that Cotillard was taken by the script, the strong character it portrays and is highly committed to the project.

“Pierre” will start shooting in Spring 2015.

After Marion Cotillard dropped out of Benoit Jacquot’s ‘Diary of a Chambermaid‘ because she wanted to focus solely on ‘Macbeth‘ without worrying about portraying another character afterwards, I’m very excited that she’s taken on a new Project. Also, it’s a promising role and she’ll be working with a female director – just seems we’ll have to wait a long time to see it happen.

Latest Press

Latest Press

Sofia has added the missing scans of the Marion Cotillard feature in the March issue of Interview. Check out the great scans of this oversized magazine.

Then, we (well, mostly Sofia) have added scans of the latest magazine features, mostly to promote ‘Deux jours, une nuit‘ (Two Days, One Night) but there’s also one for ‘The Immigrant‘. I love USA Today’s article and the photoshoot of Marion Cotillard and Joaquin Phoenix. By the way, the pictures featured in the print version are slightly different from the ones featured online.

Also, I noticed that the Empire issue with the new ‘Macbeth‘ picture also has a great photo from the set of ‘Anchorman 2‘.

Additionally, more articles we’ve added scans of before are now as text versions in our press archive and we’ve also added some outtakes. Enjoy!

Press:
Marion Cotillard, pose combat, Ciné Télé Obs, May 10
Marion raconte Cotillard, L’Express Styles, May 14
Marion Cotillard : “Je suis une anthropologue des émotions”, Fémina, May 18
Marion Cotillard: «Elle joue le jeu», Libération, May 21
Cannes : éblouissante Marion Cotillard dans «Deux Jours, une nuit», Le Parisien, May 21
Phoenix, and Cotillard, loosen up to talk ‘Immigrant’, USA Today, May 22
Opening doors opened the door for Marion Cotillard and Two Days, One Night, National Post, May 22

Gallery:
012 Scans from 2014 > Interview (US) – March
006 Scans from 2014 > Gala Croisette (France) – May 21, thank you Luise!
001 Scans from 2014 > Le Parisien (France) – May 21
005 Scans from 2014 > Liberation (France) – May 21
002 Scans from 2014 > USA Today (US) – May 22
001 Scans from 2014 > Empire (UK) – June
007 Sessions from 2014 > Madame Figaro / Elle (also replaced existing with better quality)
006 Sessions from 2014 > L’Express Styles
002 Sessions from 2014 > Libération
003 Sessions from 2014 > USA Today

3 More Magazine Covers & New Interviews

3 More Magazine Covers & New Interviews

The Immigrant‘ being released in the US tomorrow and ‘Deux jours, une nuit‘ premiering at the Cannes Film Festival in competition next Tuesday makes for a very interesting situation. We’re getting French and English media coverage for two of Marion’s movies starring her in the lead role. Not that I’m complaining.

The May issue of Studio Ciné Live comes with two covers, one featuring Marion Cotillard, the other Angelina Jolie. The Cannes issues of this week’s L’Express Styles and Télérama both feature Marion on the cover as well. All three magazines include brand-new photo shoots. Sofia added scans of all three yesterday.

Also, Marion Cotillard will be on the cover of Version Fémina’s Cannes issue (which comes out with Journal du Dimanche next Sunday).

Then there’s an article inside this month’s Premiere, thank you very much Elise for providing scans. This week, Marion was also on the cover of Variety in the US. If you’re able to provide scans (digital or real) we’d appreciate that very much. In the meantime I’ve added the outtakes and the cover. There was also an article in LA Times.

In addition to many online English interviews the French interviews and pictures from last week’s magazines have started to appear online so I added them. If you don’t speak French you can now copy the text into an online translator.

Press:
Marion Cotillard, sa vraie vie, Elle, May 9
Marion Cotillard pushes boundaries as actress, crosses them as a star, Los Angeles Times, May 11
Interview: Marion Cotillard, May 13
Marion Cotillard on Learning a Whole New Language to Play a Polish Prostitute in ‘The Immigrant’, Indiewire, May 13
Marion Cotillard on Her ‘Two Days, One Night’ Role: ‘I Had Written Her Whole Life Before We Meet Her’, Variety, May 13
Marion Cotillard’s Pursuit of Happiness, Rolling Stone, May 14
Marion Cotillard on The Immigrant, Acting in Polish, and Why She Threw Bread at Her Director, Vulture, May 15
Marion Cotillard : « Mon engagement est dans ma vie au quotidien », Marie Claire, June

Gallery:
009 Scans from 2014 > Studio Ciné Live (France) – May
004 Scans from 2014 > Premiere (France) – May, scanned by Elise
009 Scans from 2014 > L’Express Styles (France) – May 14
005 Scans from 2014 > Télérama (France) – May 17
001 Scans from 2014 > Variety (US) – May 13
001 Scans from 2014 > Los Angeles Times (US) – May 11
004 Sessions from 2014 > Variety
001 Sessions from 2014 > Los Angeles Times
005 Sessions from 2014 > Madame Figaro / Elle

Video:
002 Interviews > Online

‘Macbeth’ Posters

‘Macbeth’ Posters

Studio Canal showed first footage of ‘Macbeth‘ during Cannes market earlier this week. To promote the movie they had 2 character posters up – displaying a muddy but fierce Michael Fassbender and a serene but also fierce Marion Cotillard. Somebody took a picture from an angle and the photoshopped posters have been posted all over the internet, e.g. on The Playlist.

Gallery:
001 Macbeth – 2015 > Artwork

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