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Oct 2011
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As on Tuesday, Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenarts continued to film for ‘Un goût de rouille et d’os‘ (Rust & Bone) on a private beach called Goéland in Cannes yesterday (source). Their characters Stéphanie and Ali were taking a dip in the ocean. Marion was seen sitting in a wheelchair and it was made to look as if she was wearing prosthetics from the knees downwards. Although the production was trying hard to cut off the view to the set to ensure privacy many of the pictures taken seem very intrusive (those are not included in this update) so I hope production moves to a more secluded area soon.

044 Un goût de rouille et d’os (Rust and Bone) – 2012 > On Set, Cannes, October 12

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Oct 2011
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I added a few additional pictures from October 5 when Marion Cotillard was rehearsing with the orca whales in Marineland at Antibes, France. Then you can also enjoy new pictures from last Saturday at the same place. It is currently unclear whether those were more rehearsals or actual filming took place. And then you can also see pictures taken in Cannes yesterday, where Marion Cotillard was seen filming scenes while being in character and walking on a crutch.

You can see pictures of Marion and co-star Matthias Schoenarts from today’s filming on the beach in Cannes on EyePrime.

021 Un goût de rouille et d’os (Rust and Bone) – 2012 > Rehearsals, Marineland, October 5 & 8
009 Un goût de rouille et d’os (Rust and Bone) – 2012 > On Set, Cannes, October 10

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Oct 2011
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from French Cinema London / by Eva Dumontet

For his first and much expected movie in the French capital – Midnight in Paris, in theatre on October 7th – Woody Allen needed more than an actress. Who else than the quintessential French icon Marion Cotillard could possibly play the part of Picasso’s muse?

Midnight in Paris is probably the most dreamlike movie by the New York director. In this deliciously fantasized Paris he gathered along with Marion a one of a kind international cast featuring Owen Wilson, Rachel McAdams, Adrian Brody, Lea Seydoux, French comedian Gad Elmaleh and… First Lady Carla Bruni!

But Marion Cotillard has not always been the sought after international star she is now. Up until 2007 – and her triumphal part as Edith Piaf in La Vie En Rose – Marion Cotillard was mostly known in France. Her part as Samy Naceri’s girlfriend in the Taxi series (Luc Besson, 1998, 2000 and 2003) gave her the exposure she needed to move on to interpreting more challenging characters as in Virgine Despentes’ bestseller on screen adaptation, Les Jolies choses, where Marion interprets twin-sisters. She also met with actor, director and now companion Guillaume Canet on the set of Les Jeux d’Enfants in 2002. Last year she starred in Guillaume Canet’s second feature film (Little White lies) which was a huge success in France. In 2004, she wins the César for best second role actress in Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s A very long engagement, starring alongside another famous French actress : Audrey Tautou.

En route to Hollywood

Her international career started in 2003 when Tim Burton gave her a part in his movie Big Fish. It now seems as if she had simply been waiting; waiting for her part that would live up to her talent. And what greater part could an actress dream of than embodying the legendary Edith Piaf in La Vie en Rose (Olivier Dahan, 2007) ? We all know what happened next. Marion Cotillard won – among many other awards – the Academy award and BAFTA award for best actress. She was also the first actress to receive a Golden Globe for a foreign performance.

Hollywood has a habit of giving French actors the villain parts. But Marion Cotillard has invented a new genre of character suitably designed for herself: the femme fatale heroic men devote themselves to. She is Billie Frechette in Public Enemies (2009), co-starring Johnny Depp, Mal Cobb in Inception (2010), along with Leonardo DiCaprio. Marion is now acting with the greatest actors of her generation. Nine (2010) is to that extent a consecration as she sings and dances along with Sophia Lauren, Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Judy Dench and Daniel Day Lewis. Marion has always said she would have become a singer if she couldn’t make it as an actress, and in that sense she has managed to succeed in both arts beautifully.

Born in an artistic family – her mother was an actress and her father a director and actor- the success of Marion Cotillard lies beyond her parts, in her iconic aura. In an era where stardom hardly lasts for more than fifteen minutes she seems to stand out as the last of the great ones. In the Pantheon of Hollywood actresses there is no doubt Marion Cotillard would find her place near Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor. The thirty-six-year-old from Orleans has also become the fashion icon of one of the most prestigious French brands, Dior, in 2010. But what makes Marion Cotillard stand out as the French’s darling girl is the sense of proximity that emanates from her. Marion is the Hollywood star wearing an Yves Saint-Laurent mermaid dress at the Academy Award but she is also the outdoor environment-friendly girl who occasionally smokes pots and helps Greenpeace. She could be your next-door neighbour… if your neighbour happened to be friend with Leonardo DiCaprio.

What could possibly be added to this balanced model of success and happiness à la française? Well, the charming French actor Guillaume Canet as a partner and their baby boy Marcel. Evidemment.

5
Oct 2011
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While filming for ‘Un gouût de rouille et d’os‘ (Rust and Bone) caused a closure of the sea front road between Fort Carré and la Siesta from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today (source), Marion Cotillard continued her training with the orcas at Antibes’ Marineland. I added a bunch of pics taken today to the gallery.

067 Un goût de rouille et d’os (Rust and Bone) – 2012 > Rehearsals, Antibes, October 5, 2011

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Oct 2011
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NiceMatin.com reports that filming for Jacques Audiard’s new movie ‘Un goût de rouille et d’os‘ (Rust and Bone) starring Marion Cotillard started yesterday in Antibes. Marion herself wasn’t on the set but she arrived on the Côte d’Azur on Monday and spent Tuesday afternoon at the Antibes Marineland in rehearsals to be able to portray an orca trainer. She will return in November to film her scenes.

AlloCiné also has an official synopsis and it shows how some of the short stories of Craig Davidson‘s book have been converted into one storyline for the movie:

Ali is actually called Alain. Alain van Versch. He is 25 years old and lives in the North. He has no money and has never had any. When you’re young and alone, money is not a problem. It becomes one when the girl with whom you have had a child places it in your hands. Now, obviously, Ali has a problem: his name is Sam, and he’s five years old.

Running on and running out of ideas Ali calls his sister who lives in Antibes in the south. This is where the father and the child who don’t know each other will find shelter for the winter, in the basement of a house.

Ali agrees with the song: misery is less painful in the sun. He does odd jobs: night watchman, bouncer … And it is in a nightclub, le Fever, that he meets Stéphanie. She is 28 years old, she is blonde, she’s beautiful. It is a princess with an incredible occupation: orca trainer at the Aquatic Park in Antibes.

Ali accompanies her home and leaves her his number, but nothing is possible between them. A princess does not go out with a guy like Ali.

It takes the orca presentation show to turn into drama and Stéphanie to lose both her legs before a phone call in the middle of the night connects them again.

When Ali finds Stéphanie, packed in a wheelchair, alone in her new special needs apartment, he understands what a princess is who has lost her legs. A Princess fallen from above.

Between them will grow a relationship that is special, carnal and codified. And when Ali participates in illegal fights to save her life, she will become his manager.

037 Un goût de rouille et d’os (Rust and Bone) – 2012 > Rehearsals, Antibes, October 4