Philadelphia Film Festival

Marion Cotillard, or actually her film ‘La Vie en Rose’, certainly is making the festival round-up. The Philadelphia Film Festival, running from April 5 – 18, is showing it on April 12 at 7.00 pm and on April 13 at 2.15 pm. See the film’s page on their website here. And the film’s English official site has been set up – though it’s not yet complete.

But also last year’s French film Fair Play also starring Marion will be shown there. Here’s a review:
Fair Play assumes that life is a game and succeeds to startling effect in proving that, in corporate France, the converse is true, as well. In the final canyoneering (you know, for fraternité) scene, pain is a truth serum that threatens to destroy the rules and shatter the boundary between sport and real life. The lousy subtitles are the only unintentional addition to the constant tension — struggling to figure out what the hell is going on and read white subtitles against a waterfall while Charles (Eric Savin) tries to intimidate Nicole (Marion Cotillard) into withdrawing her sexual harassment suit isn’t nearly as rewarding as watching Alex welt his boss with a racquetball after proclaiming he’s slept with his wife in an attempt to keep his job.

Showtimes: Wed., April 11, 2:30 p.m., Ritz East, 125 S. Second St.; Fri., April 13, 2:30 p.m., The Bridge: Cinema DeLuxe, 4012 Walnut St.; Mon., April 16, 7:15 p.m., Prince Music Theater, 1412 Chestnut St.

San Francisco

The San Francisco Film Festival is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The fest, which runs April 26 – May 10, will screen 200 films from 54 countries and present three world premieres. It has now been announced that “the official closer will be another costume drama, current French b.o. smash “La Vie en Rose” with Marion Cotillard as tragic chanteuse Edith Piaf.” This will mark the film’s West Coast Premiere in the United States. See the festival’s page on the film here.

Stockholm + London

I’ve added some more pictures of Marion travelling around to promote ‘La Vie en Rose’ (La Môme):
021 London – ‘La Môme’ Premiere, March 29, 2007 – Rendez-Vous with French Cinema
007 Stockholm – ‘La Môme’ Press Conference, March 20, 2007

Portraits

I’ve been adding very beautiful pictures (HQ) to the Portraits section in the galleries. Don’t forget to register & log in to be able to view them.

028 Session 02 replaced with HQs
012 Session 03 replaced with HQs
014 2006 – Session 02 Outtakes Premiere October 2006
015 2006 – Session 03 Outtakes Biba March 2007
001 2006 – Session 04

International dates

La Vie en Rose‘ will be shown at the AFI Dallas International Film Festival 2007 (March 22 – April 1) tomorrow, Wednesday, March 28 at 7.15 pm. (ticketx) No word on whether Marion Cotillard will attend or not. However, I doubt she’ll be there since she’s expected to attend the UK premiere at the Rendez-vous with French Cinema on Thursday.

Here some dates when the film will be released in theatres around the world:

Sweden, Norway, Finland: March 30, 2007
Denmark: April 13, 2007
Argentina: May 10, 2007
UK: June 22, 2007

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