I’m back from my internet-free holiday and slowly starting to catch up on everything that Marion has been up to. First up, gorgeous new pictures of Marion Cotillard on the cover of the new Glamour magazine in France. The photoshoot is fresh, young and fun. The article tries to figure out the real Marion and whether her character in ‘Les petits mouchoirs‘ (Little White Lies) is anything like her real self. A difficult enterprise as Marion as usual talks more about cinema than about herself – also we know that she brings authenticity to all characters she plays. Thanks Kelly for the pictures – stay tuned for quality scans whenever I pick up the actual magazine.
The rumour of Marion Cotillard starring together with Romain Duris in Pascal Chaumeil’s new movie ‘Vivre c’est mieux que mourir‘ seems to come true:
Heartbreaker director Pascal Chaumeil will direct Marion Cotillard, Romain Duris and Francois Damiens in the story of a dreamer on the run from the police.
Nicolas Duval Adassovsky, Yann Zenou and Laurent Zeitoun of Quad will produce the film based on Zeitoun’s screenplay. Shooting will start next summer and UPI France will release the film in 2012. Kinology is handling international sales.
• Source: ScreenDaily
I added more pictures to the album of the ‘Little White Lies‘ premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival – and also finally uploaded all the other pictures taken of Marion during her 2 days at the festival. After the premiere she attended the Fox Searchlight party where she was pictured with Josh Brolin and director Darren Aronofsky. The following day she attended the press conference, changed clothes for Unifrance’s Celebration of French Cinema before wrapping up the day in yet another dress at vitaminwater’s Backyard Dash. This is also where she met up with Harvey Weinstein. Many thanks Jess for your help with the pictures. Enjoy & stay tuned for videos when I get back from my holiday.
007 ‘Little White Lies’ Premiere – 35th TIFF
007 35th TIFF – Fox Searchlight Party
092 ‘Little White Lies’ Press Conference – 35th TIFF
002 35th TIFF – Out & About
009 35th TIFF – Unifrance Celebration of French Cinema
003 35th TIFF – vitaminwater’s Backyard Dash
008 Sessions from 2010 > Toronto International Film Festival – Session 001
Tonight Marion Cotillard, Guillaume Canet as well as François Cluzet, Gilles Lellouche, Benoît Magimel and Laurent Laffitte – practically the whole Les petits mouchoirs gang – will all be present on TF1 as of 20.45 h on Enfants de la téle. Don’t forget to tune in if you live where you can watch TF1! Here’s the trailer:
Marion Cotillard’s great on the show and I just loved the old clips they showed of her. Some of when she was 8 and appeared in 2 television movies by a friend of her parents and one when she was 16 and took part in the educational ad “Tu t’es vus quand t’as bu?”. They also showed a scene from Extrême Limite which put her at unease but personally, I think she had nothing to worry about from that. Though I understand that when it’s about one’s own past one cannot be as objective.
There is currently an overload of pictures etc from Marion’s appearances at the Toronto Film Festival. Stay tuned for more updates! In the meantime, Marion Cotillard was featured in the Evening Standard Magazine on the weekend with the stunning photoshoot realized for Chopard’s 150th anniversary in which she’s wearing pieces from their Animal World collection, developed in association with the WWF.
Anything we can do in favour of the defence of life and the environment is always precious.
For the most part the article is using quotes from the recent feature in the ‘Interview‘ magazine but it still makes for an interesting read. Thank you Natalie for the scans!
Note: In the final print Marion Cotillard wasn’t featured on the cover of ES Magazine, though there was a preview of a version with Marion.
After many ‘Les petits mouchoirs‘ (Little White Lies) advance screenings in France – even one that was kept rather quiet in Paris but which Marion & Guillaume attended – the official world premiere took place earlier this afternoon during the Toronto International Film Festival. Marion Cotillard looked effortlessly chic in a somewhat new look. Together with director Guillaume Canet and co-star Gilles Lellouche I’d say a very handsome & charming trio represented the movie in Canada.
After some technical difficulties to screen the movie with subtitles there were two screenings at another venue to make up for the annoyance. The first English reviews are out by The Hollywood Reporter and Variety – though especially the latter is spoilery and not only positive.
And the ever-lovely, always genuine Cotillard.
- The Hollywood Reporter
Cotillard offers a strong presence, though Marie’s character feels too diffuse.
I still can’t quite believe I managed to see ‘Les petits mouchoirs the other night. I’ve since had a day to think about it and here are my thoughts. I’m not going to spill any more plot details than the official synopsis revealed as I feel watching ‘Les petits mouchoirs‘ is a real experience, in the end you’ll feel as if you are a part of the gang yourself and as if you went through everything yourself. This because the movie has a perfect flow and all of the performances feel real, there’s no false note. Even though I didn’t understand everything I laughed a lot, sometimes just because of how comical the situations were but mostly because of the hilarious dialogue. Make no mistake though, it’s a rollercoaster for your emotions!
Marion as independent Marie is fabulous, she got to play the most interesting and engaging female character in the movie. While all characters are well developed the movie does focus more about the friendship between the men. Additionally to Marion, also Gilles Lellouche, François Cluzet and Benoît Magimel are definite standouts in my opinion. Do look out for interesting cameo appearances by Matthieu Chedid (aka M), Maxim Nucci (aka Yodélice), Jean-Claude Cotillard and Niseema Theillaud. But most of all, if you get a chance to watch ‘Les petits mouchoirs‘ (Little White Lies) do not hesitate to buy a ticket! It’s easily made my personal list of my 5 most favourite Marion movies & performances!
Guillaume Canet released the 4th Making of Video on Facebook which sheds more light on 4 characters including Marie:
I was very very touched by Marie’s character. There was a sense of understanding and I had already the wish to work on a character that could be similar to me even if not entirely like me.
- Marion Cotillard (free translation by myself)
In time for the world premiere on Saturday, the final poster for ‘Les petits mouchoirs‘ was released, credit to Jean-Claude Lother, Les Productions Du Tresor, EuropaCorp, Caneo Films and M6 Films. Isn’t it perfect?!
I also scanned the ‘Les petits mouchoirs‘ article in last October’s Studio Ciné Live – the on set pictures from which are no longer new – as well as this month’s Premiere which focuses mainly on Guillaume Canet, but he talks about working with Marion in the interview and there are new pictures of her taken during filming. 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.
001 Les petits mouchoirs (Little White Lies) – 2010 > Artwork
019 Les petits mouchoirs (Little White Lies) – 2010 > Behind the Scenes
002 Studio Ciné Live (France) – October 2009
009 Premiere (France) – September 2010
‘Les petits mouchoirs‘ (Little White Lies) is doing the festival rounds. It’ll be shown at the 6th Festival du Film Français d’Helvetie in Bienne, Switzerland on September 18, 2010, 8pm as well as at the 54th BFI London Film Festival on October 16, 2010, 6pm and on October 18, 2010, 12pm. Thanks Giovanna and Nadine for the heads up!
Guillaume Canet and Marion Cotillard along with fellow ‘Les petits mouchoirs‘ cast members François Cluzet, Gilles Lellouche, Benoît Magimel and Laurent Laffitte will appear on Les Enfants de la télé (TF1) on Saturday, September 25, 2010 at 8.45pm when the show comes back after summer break. Other guests on the same evening include Marion’s former costars Julie Depardieu and Thierry Lhermitte as well as Kad Merad and Pierre Palmade. Source: TVMag.com
The line-up for the upcoming episodes of Taratata, which comes back from summer break on September 28, 2010 has been announced: Louis Chedid, M, Phil Collins, Ben l’Oncle Soul, Eliza Doolittle, Guillaume Grand, Maroon 5, Yodelice, Marion Cotillard, Sara Schiralli, K’naan will be taping their performances on Thursday, September 16, 2010. No air date has yet been announced but if the order of the taping sessions is anything to go by we can expect the episode with Marion on October 5, 2010 8.35pm on France 4. Go here to register to attend the taping session. Source: Actu-Loisirs.com
And a little bit of trivia about the programmes. Les Enfants de la télé shows old and rare – maybe awkward – video clips of its guests. Taratata showcases live and pre-recorded footage of current rock acts and features unique duets as well as brief interviews with the artists. The prerecorded sessions air on France 4 every Tuesday at 8.35pm together with bonus material such as footage of rehearsals. Later, it also airs on France 2 (Fridays after midnight) and France 3 as well as throughout Europe on TV5 Monde on Saturday and on TV5 Québec Canada.
The sidebar has been updated with all of these dates.
To promote the release of ‘Les petits mouchoirs‘ in France Guillaume Canet and Marion Cotillard will appear during Michel Drucker’s talk show Vivement Dimance on October 10, 2010. Thanks Louise & Gina for the heads up!
There will be an advance screening of ‘Les petits mouchoirs‘ at the Cinema Gaumont Pathé in Orléans on September 15. Guillaume Canet will be there as well as some of the cast. Seeing as this is Marion’s hometown, I’m guessing she’ll be there.
The 25th edition of FIFF (Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur, Belgium) is currently in negotiations to feature ‘Les petits mouchoirs‘ in their lineup when the festival takes place October 1-8, 2010. Additionally, they are waiting for confirmation of Guillaume Canet’s attendance and will try to get the rest of the cast, speak Marion Cotillard. Stay tuned! Source: Sud Presse, thanks Nadine for the heads up!
I also added more pictures to the ‘Les petits mouchoirs‘ (Little White Lies) gallery. I will be attending the Mulhouse advance screening tomorrow evening and post my thoughts as well as some film-related scans soon afterwards.
Spike’s Scream Awards will take place on October 19, 2010 and honour the best in Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comics & Horror. Marion Cotillard has been nominated in the category Best Supporting Actress for her performance in ‘Inception‘. Be sure to vote for her!
‘Inception‘ was nominated 15 times in total so please visit the main site for the Spike Awards and vote for the fantasticly brilliant movie!