Welcome to Magnifique Marion Cotillard! Marion's best known for her award winning performance in La Vie en Rose, but you might also recognise her from movies such as Inception, Midnight in Paris, The Dark Knight Rises and The French Rust and Bone. Collecting nominations for her latest film Two Days, One Night and starring in the upcoming adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, Marion Cotillard is finally making a comeback to leading roles. Not stopping at movies, Marion Cotillard is also exploring her musical talents, having toured with French rock band Yodelice and recorded a song and video with British band Metronomy. She's also taken over the fashion industry as the face of Lady Dior. All the while, she is never too busy for her family and to lend her time and name to causes she believes in. Enjoy your time here and keep checking back for all the latest news!

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If you missed yesterday’s webcast on medici.tv of Honegger’s oratorio ‘Joan at the Stake‘ (Jeanne au bûcher) starring Marion Cotillard live from Barcelona you have still 90 days to watch it in delayed streaming on their website or here (see video above). It’s truly an amazing work, brought to life perfectly by the many musicians, choirs and the main reciters, especially Marion Cotillard. As Joan of Arc she was both powerful and vulnerable. From the first moment she makes you feel what she’s going through. And by the end you’re crying with her. It’s only when the applause starts that you can observe her waking from being Joan and becoming Marion again. The applause lasted for 10 minutes and Marion & the other leads came back on stage 3 times.

I added screencaps & a still:

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517 Other Work > Theatre > Jeanne au bûcher – 2012


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In just over 21 hours medici.tv will broadcast Marion Cotillard’s performance in Arthur Honegger’s oratorio Jeanne au bûcher (Joan at the Stake). It’s a free event and only requires you to sign in. Be sure to register now (for free) and bookmark their website! It starts at 7pm Barcelona time – there’s a countdown on the website that should help you figure out when to log on.

Already on Monday, Marion Cotillard arrived in Barcelona, Spain, and met with conductor Marc Soustrot. Tuesday morning, she talked to the local press and then met with the orchestra and started rehearsals.

Press:
Marion Cotillard, passion on stage, La Vanguardia, November 9, 2012
This is actually only a Google translation. At some points it’s not making much sense. But it’s a very interesting read. She talks about the oratorio, performing it back in 2005 and how the last 2 times there were plans to reprise the role it didn’t work out (there are many people involved and it costs a lot of money). She also talked about money and art:

Do you know that in Spain the Government believes that the theater, music and film are not culture but entertainment?
It is very dangerous to make this consideration, it kills art and forces you to work with productivity in mind. Art is not profitable, but much more importantly, a way of life and expression that is a treasure.

And in France cut subsidies to culture …
There will always be artists who find ways to express themselves and to share with the audience. Sometimes crises renew art, I don’t see that lack of money from our government can kill our culture. I don’t think that an artist can’t speak without money. They always find other ways. Even in the worst financial crisis, art and culture never perish.

Audio:
Marion Cotillard talking about Jeanne au bûcher on Radio Catalan RAC1, on November 13, 2012
:http://marion-cotillard.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/2012-11-13-RAC1-11h.mp3|titles=El

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149 News Segments > 8 al dia (8tv) – 13/11/2012

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001 News Segments > 8 al dia (edited video, watch full video here)


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Wow! Marion Cotillard is on the cover of the December issue of W Magazine! Check out the portraits, article & video. I’ll be adding scans later this month.

Press:
Red Hot: Marion Cotillard

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001 Scans from 2012 > W Magazine (US) – December
007 Sessions from 2012 > W Magazine
189 Behind the Scenes > 2012 – W Magazine

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001 Magazines, Photoshoots > Lynn Hirschberg


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Young Hollywood uploaded the video of when Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts visited them to promote Rust and Bone and talked about their favourite American things. Enjoy!

Gallery: 117 Talk Shows > Young Hollywood Studio – 2012
Video: 001 Talk Shows > Young Hollywood


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I added gorgeous full HD Blu-ray screencaptures of Marion Cotillard as Stéphanie in ‘Rust and Bone‘ (De rouille et d’os). If you can be sure to obtain a French DVD/Blu-ray too to watch this amazing performance. The movie is also out in theatres at the moment in the UK, Italy, and German speaking Switzerland. Soon it will open in the US as well!

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826 De rouille et d’os (Rust and Bone) – 2012 > Blu-ray Screencaptures