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Older films starring Marion Cotillard will soon be released with English subtitles. Good news is that it seems like they will be region-free although primarily released in the US.
Pretty Things, original: Les Jolies Choses, this features a very strong and powerful performance of Marion that is bound to blow you away. I’ve just re-watched the film yesterday. It also showcases her vocal talents. Release date: September 11, 2007
Furia This film is hard to come by. It had been released on NTSC DVD a few years ago but can only be purchased by private sellers. Ironically, the film never saw a release in its origin country France. I’m looking forward to seeing Marion in this, even though I’m not fond of Horror films. Release date:
August 14, 2007 delayed now: August 28, 2007
This great news just came in via Variety:
The Hollywood Film Festival has tapped Marion Cotillard to receive its Hollywood Breakthrough Actress of the Year Award.
Kudo will be presented at the festival’s Oct. 22 awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton.
The org cited Cotillard’s performance in Olivier Dahan’s “La Vie en rose.” Previous recipients of the Hollywood breakthrough honors include Jamie Foxx, Jake Gyllenhaal, Scarlett Johansson, Keira Knightley and Naomi Watts.
Everyone who has had the pleasure of seeing Marion Cotillard in La Vie en Rose already (the film has just opened in the UK and USA) will agree that her performance is worthy of every award out there. So it will come as no surprise to us that Marion Cotillard has been awarded the award (Swann d’0r which means Golden Swan) for Best Actress at the 21st Cabourg Romantic Film Festival in France on June 16. This is certainly the first of many more to come. Congratulations!!!
Awarded the Best Actor trophy was Guillaume Canet. The 2 visited the festival before – also together – in 2003 to promote Love Me If You Dare.
Considering Marion Cotillard hasn’t signed up for a new project to follow up ‘La Môme’ yet and her statement that she would like to take a break for a while you may find the following interesting: A local newspaper reports her saying at the festival that she still has “a ‘hunger’ for new roles and more beautiful stories to tell”. Isn’t that a relief?
Many thanks for the help with the pictures goes once again to Mariana!
For the 7th time Cannes organized the art concept ‘Cannes fait le mur’ on the occasion of the Cannes Film Festival. To celebrate the 60th edition of the festival 17 giant portraits are hung on the city’s walls beginning May 16 until July 15. Photographer Denis Rouvre shot French stars Emma de Caunes, Vincent Cassel, Gaspard Ulliel, Morgan Freeman, Laetitia Casta, Jean Dujardin and Marion Cotillard. Their portraits decorate the following buildings: Alexandra à La Bocca, Médiathèque Espace Ranguin, lycée Jules Ferry, l’hôtel de Ville, Hotels Renoir and HotelCannes Riviera. For the first time also in the street rue d’Antibes portraits are hung up. These feature Elijah Wood, Alain Delon, Kevin Bacon, Samuel Lee Jackson, Diane Kruger, Rosy de Palma, Matt Damon, David Caradine, Tom Hanks and Maiwenn.
So if you’re in Cannes anytime during the next few weeks you know what to do: look for the Marion poster. My guess is they’re using this picture.
Contrary to previous reports and the IMDb listing, Marion Cotillard is not part of the cast for the huge French project about Jacques Mesrine (the 2 films ‘L’ Ennemi public n° 1′ and ‘Death Instinct’). At the Canadian premiere of ‘La Môme’ last week (March 13) she said in an interview with a Canadian newspaper:
“I was approached but I am not in the film. I have no project coming up at the moment”
After New York also London is holding the A Rendez-Vous with French Cinema event from March 29 – April 1, 2007. Opening film is again ‘La Vie en Rose’. Screenings: Thursday, March 29 (invitation only) and Saturday, March 31 at 12.00 (Ticket bookings). The great thing about this event is that the French filmmakers and actors who will be accompanying their films, will be present at a Q&A session at the end of the screenings. It takes place at one of London’s most prestigious cinemas, the Curzon Mayfair.
La Vie en rose will open in wide release in Quebec (Canada) on Friday, March 16. Both original French and English subtitled versions will be distributed. Before that a premiere will be held on March 13 at 7 p.m. at the Cinéma Impérial with Marion Cotillard in attendance.
The news report announcing this also reports that the standing ovation the film received in Berlin lasted over 15(!) minutes.
Unfortunately, Marion Cotillard did not win a Silver Bear for Best Actress in Berlin – even though most journalists and critics predicted it.
There’s a chance to see for yourself how good Marion is as Edith Piaf: ‘La Vie en Rose’ screens tonight in New York. Here’s the quote from the official site of the event Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2007 (February 28 – March 11, 2007)
“Each March, New Yorkers have the chance to savor the newest flavors and try out the latest fashions featured on Parisian screens with Rendez-Vous with French Cinema. Now in its 12th year, Rendez-Vous opens on Feb. 28 with an American premiere—direct from the Berlin Film Festival: Olivier Dahan’s fascinating portrait of Edith Piaf, La Vie en Rose. Graced with a mesmerizing performance by Marion Cotillard, La Vie en Rose is a worthy tribute and a compassionate look at one of France’s greatest cultural icons.”
Unfortunately, all tickets are sold out. A limited number of tickets may become available prior to showtime.