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.
In an exclusive interview with The Huffington Post UK the Metronomy’s founder Joe Mount revealed that he’s been spending some time in the studio during the band’s recent European tour – with Marion Cotillard:
“I’ve been doing lots of things, I swore to myself last time that I wouldn’t ever take my foot off the gas and it’s nice really. I’ve been working with other people and doing my own stuff. I was actually just doing some recording with Marion Cotillard, it’s going very good. ”
Joe is also keen to emphasise that he considers himself a producer now, though he does still plan to release at least two more Metronomy albums.
“I’m sure I’ve got as many albums left in me as anyone wants to release, but I’ve definitely got two really good ones,” he laughed, adding: “There will be more I’m sure, but maybe the quality will dip!”
Hopefully, we’ll be able to hear the result of this collaboration some time soon!
Fabulous News! ‘Deux jours, une nuit‘ (Two Days, One Night) by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne and starring Marion Cotillard and Fabrizio Rongione will have its world premiere In Competition at the Cannes Film Festival next month, as announced earlier today. Along with this news there are new movie stills and a trailer giving us a bit of an idea what to expect. Enjoy!
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