Marion Cotillard’s upcoming movie, the Woody Allen-directed ‘Midnight in Paris‘ will open the Cannes Film Festival on May 11 in the Lumière theatre, in the presence of the Jury presided by Robert De Niro.
“Midnight in Paris is a wonderful love letter to Paris”, declared Festival director Thierry Frémaux. “It’s a film in which Woody Allen takes a deeper look at the issues raised in his last films: our relationship with history, art, pleasure and life. His 41st feature reveals once again his inspiration.”
Mars Films is distributing the movie in France and the great news is that they’re releasing it in 400 cinemas across France the very same day. The festival together with Canal+ and the national federation of French theaters plan to make the Opening Ceremony available as live feed to any theatre in France requesting it.
In the US the distribution will be handled by Sony Pictures Classic as reported earlier this month – but they have not yet set a release date. This is what they have to say about the movie:
“Midnight in Paris is Woody Allen at his most magical,” said SPC’s Michael Barker and Tom Bernard in a joint statement. “We couldn’t be more pleased to be back with Woody, Letty and their entire team, as well as our friends at Mediapro.”
Visit IFC.com to see the first official still from ‘Midnight in Paris‘ (it’s of Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams).
Last July Marion Cotillard was on the cover of Madame Figaro Japon. The pictures are mostly the same as were featured in the February 27 issue of the French version but I haven’t seen the one they used for the cover before. Enjoy!
Kindly do not redistribute the magazine scans at another Marion Cotillard fan site as they were scanned exclusively for ‘Magnifique Marion Cotillard’. Thank you.
Remember the filming for ‘Contagion‘ that took place on January 14 in Geneva? John was there and has more information on the scenes that were being filmed. Thank you for sharing this with us!
There were two scenes: (1) Marion walking from the bus stop into the building and (2) Marion entering the building, showing her ID and walking to the elevator bank. Both scenes were very short (15 – 20 seconds) and there was no dialogue.
Maya Lucchitta managed to take some lovely shots of Marion Cotillard on the set. Many thanks for your permission to put them in our gallery. Please visit her blog to read her full report about the filming.
Kindly do not redistribute the magazine scans at another Marion Cotillard fan site as they were donated exclusively for ‘Magnifique Marion Cotillard’. Thank you.
003 TV Movie (Germany) – July 31 – August 13 , scanned by Ann
002 Elle (Ukraine) – August, scanned by Elmira
007 Psychologies (Spain) – August, scanned by Elmira
005 Elle (Indonesia) – November, scanned by Kelly
005 JB Hi-Fi (Australia) – December, scanned by Nadine
088 Various Clippings 2010, scanned by Elmira, Nadine and Alexis Fan
004 Various Clippings 2011, scanned by Elmira
In my last update about ‘Vivre c’est mieux que mourir‘ – the upcoming collaboration between ‘Heartbreaker‘ director Pascal Chaumeil and its star Romain Duris with Marion Cotillard – filming was scheduled to take place this summer. Back in December Pascal Chaumeil told Premiere.fr:
I can tell you that it’s called ‘Vivre c’est mieux que mourir‘ and that it will star Romain Duris and Marion Cotillard. This will be a little crazier and less romantic than Heartbreaker. Even if it’s still a romantic comedy. And we will most probably be filming it next fall.
Romain Duris confirms this in today’s interview with Le Parisien.