Exciting news! The official selection for this year’s Cannes Film Festival was announced yesterday morning and Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth is on the official competition list. This means the film could win awards and that Marion will be on the race for best actress. This will surely mean we will see Marion Cotillard grace the festival again. This is the fourth year in a row that Marion has had a film competing at the Festival: Rust and Bone in 2012, The Immigrant in 2013 and Two Days, One Night in 2014.
You can check the official selection list here.
Edith Piaf would have been 100 years old this year. To celebrate her centenary, the National Library in Paris has put together an exhibition that will be open until the end of the summer. Last night was the exhibition’s official opening and Marion Cotillard attended the event along with many other French actors, writers and artists. I have added photos of the event to the gallery.
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According to Universal France, Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet will lend their voices to the villains Scarlett and Herb Overkill in the upcoming animation film Minions. Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm give those characters their voices in the English spoken version. The film will release July 10 in the United States and July 8 in France.
I found a trailer for the French version with Marion’s character in it. She has disguised her voice a bit but you can hear it here and then when she speaks… I think?
Marion Cotillard has spent the past two days in Manila, in the Philippines accompanying French President François Hollande in a visit to the country to support actions against climate change. Marion has since long been an activist for climate change and has worked with Greenpeace for a few years now. She joined the efforts of Greenpeace in Philippines and spoke in support of better measures against climate change and for environment protection.
We want to share our thoughts on the issues of climate change. It’s not just the climate change but the survival of the millions of people on this planet. [The] Philippines of course, is one of the first countries which are aware that something should be done.
I have added photos of the event to the gallery:
There’s also a video of Marion’s speech on Thursday night. The video is unfortunately in French, I will try to translate it as soon as possible:
I just found out that Marion’s performance in Barcelona of Jeanne au Bûcher (Joan at the Stake) is going to be released on DVD on March 10. Although the video was released at the time, this is a great opportunity to watch and rewatch Marion’s outstanding performance as Joan of Arc.
Pre order the DVD on Amazon France.
Marion has several performances scheduled as Joan of Arc this year. She performed in Monaco and Toulouse on the 8th and 14th of February, respectively. She will resume her performances in Paris on the 4th and 5th of March and then go on to perform in New York City in June. If you can, don’t miss it. It’s a brilliant performance. I’ll be attending the one on the 4th in Paris and will report back!