The Hollywood Reporter announced yesterday that Marion Cotillard will join in a 90 minute round table with other prominent actors and cinema personalities:
An eclectic group of eight distinguished filmmakers who did celebrated work on independent films in 2014 will appear on the AFI Fest’s inaugural Indie Contenders Roundtable, presented by The Hollywood Reporter and moderated by yours truly, on Nov. 9 in Hollywood.
They are: writer/director J.C. Chandor (AFI Fest opener A Most Violent Year), writer/director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash), actress Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night), actor Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler), actor Bill Hader (The Skeleton Twins), actress Michelle Monaghan (Fort Bliss), actress Kristen Stewart (Still Alice) and actress Tilda Swinton (Snowpiercer).
Indiewire reports that Marion Cotillard will be live chatting on Sunday, October 5, at the New York Film Festival:
For a third year in a row, the New York Film Festival will host a series of live chats, free to the public, with some of the talent attending this year’s event. Guests include Marion Cotillard; documentary veteran Albert Maysles; Timothy Spall, star of Mike Leigh’s “Mr. Turner”; “Whiplash” director Damien Chazelle; and Joshua Oppenheimer, who’s bringing “The Look of Silence” (his follow-up to “The Act of Killing”) to the festival. These new additions join the previously announced series of Directors Dialogues with filmmakers Laura Poitras, Bennett Miller, Mike Leigh, Pedro Costa and Mathieu Amalric and Kathryn Bigelow.
Sunday, October 5
1:00PM: A Conversation with Marion Cotillard
One of the most exciting French actresses today, Marion Cotillard, who won an Academy Award playing Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose, stars in Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s Two Days, One Night, a film that is at once an unforgettable drama and a tough ethical inquiry.
Two Days, One Night will then be shown that same day at 3PM and again on October 6, at 9PM.
If you’re in New York this weekend, don’t miss it!
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!
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.
Marion Cotillard and director James Gray will be guests on Charlie Rose tomorrow to talk about ‘The Immigrant‘. The show airs Fridays 8.30pm ET on PBS. Watch a preview clip on their website.