It’s been one of the last questions before the actual release of the new Dior short movie. Who’s directing it? It’s John Cameron Mitchell – currently getting rave reviews for ‘Rabbit Hole‘ with Nicole Kidman, but more importantly he’s behind ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch‘:
He has also directed a video campaign for fashion house Dior, after being sought out by Oscar winner Marion Cotillard, a fan of Hedwig. Sir Ian McKellen also stars as a wheel-bound suitor to Cotillard, whom Mitchell compares to “a cross between a burlesque dancer, Mary Poppins, and Jesus.”
• Source: Out Magazine
Watch Marion talk about her love of Hedwig and the Angry Inch in this ‘Nine‘ promotional interview by Broadway.tv. Interesting bit of trivia: Marion Cotillard expressed interest in actually starring in Hedwig back in 2007 (source).
On Friday evening a new episode of Mon Taratata à moi aired on France 2. That’s the version of the show where artists choose a performance by someone else from the Taratata archives for their personal Taratata show – while sitting in a photo booth. This time Marion Cotillard chose David Bowie because he’s a real genius and there’s really no need to say more about him.
Today, Saturday, Aung San Suu Kyi was released after more than seven years of house arrest. She’s Myanmar’s democracy leader, received the 1991 Peace Nobel Prize and has been Honour Citizen of Paris city since 2004. At Paris town hall in front of a portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi people gathered for a solidarity event. Among them Paris mayor Bertrand Delanoe, Marion Cotillard and British singer Jane Birkin. The inscription on the portrait banner read “Aung San Suu Kyi, Free Honour Citizen of Paris City”. Watch news videos with some footage of Marion by TF1 and MI6. There are also some pictures online by Cyril Abbas.
The French delegation expected for this year’s 10th anniversary of the Marrakech Film Festival (December 3-11) will be about 50 to 60 persons. Confirmed guests include Sophie Marceau, Christophe Lambert, Marion Cotillard, Guillaume Canet, Claude Lelouche, Tony Gatlif, Jean Dujardin, Régis Varnet, Aissa Maiga and Elodie Beauchez.
Source: Le Matin.ma
‘Les petits mouchoirs‘ is set to become the most successful French film in France this year as it continues to break records. In only 3 weeks since its release it has already got 3.5 million entries! Last week it collected an estimated $5.3 million from 600 screens, which cumulates to $28.9 million total. Congratulations!