Marion Cotillard arrived in Telluride, Colorado (US) yesterday after reportedly taking four flights to get from Paris to Telluride (via Los Angeles). Despite being exhausted from the travel she charmed everyone. She attended an intimate filmmakers Dinner hosted by Sony Picture Classics (US distributor for ‘Rust & Bone‘) and was awarded the Silver Medallion for her performance.
TELLURIDE: Just left intimate SPC dinner w/ Marion Cotillard, Gael Garcia Bernal, and Dennis Quaid. Off to outdoor screening of Bernal’s NO.
PS: Marion Cotillard, even on no sleep and after taking five flights to get from Paris to Telluride, is still drop dead gorgeous. My God.
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At SPC’s annual filmmakers dinner Saturday night, Rust & Bone star Marion Cotillard attended. Besides Best Actress Oscar talk, she received a special festival tribute today which she told me was quite an honor.
At one table, journalists switched seats throughout the dinner in order to converse with Bernal and Cotillard, who were seated at opposite ends. Upon arriving, the two European stars hugged and proudly showed each other iPhone pics of their young children. Both had to leave a little early — Cotillard to receive her career tribute, which was moderated by THR film critic Todd McCarthy, and Bernal, with Larrain, to introduce the second screening of No, which was held at a nearby outdoor venue. … Cotillard, meanwhile, talked about how difficult she has found it to learn other languages — especially Italian — for films that she has made outside of France.
• The Hollywood Reporter
And 2 articles:
• Telluride 2012: Marion Cotillard Comes to Town for Career Tribute and ‘Rust and Bone’ Premiere, The Hollywood Reporter, September 2
• ‘Dark Knight Rises’ and ‘Rust & Bone’ star Marion Cotillard honored in Telluride, HitFix, September 1
002 Events in 2012 > 2012 Telluride Film Festival – Sony Pictures Classics Dinner credit: Hollywood Elsewhere
012 Events in 2012 > 2012 Telluride Film Festival – Silver Medallion Award
012 Events in 2012 > 2012 Telluride Film Festival – Day 3
Marion Cotillard’s upcoming movie by James Gray is no longer untitled: According to The Playlist James Gray made a suprise appearance during the Marion Cotillard tribute at Telluride (more on that later) and presented a clip as well as the new title “Nightingale”. Why the confusion?
“It used to be called ‘Lowlife,'” Gray said, “But the author of the novel threatened to sue me. So now we’re calling it ‘Nightingale.'” Gray joked that a few others were vying for the title, but added, “We’ll win in the end…coming sometime in 2017,” he joked.
And here’s a description of the clip that was shown:
In the scene, Marion Cotillard’s prostitute character Sonya is in church praying, and then takes a confessional. “I’m ashamed,” she said through weepy tears and a tattered black shawl, before launching into all her crimes and misdemeanors: lying, theft of food, her rape, and ultimately the revelation that she’s been whoring herself out to help pay and take care of her sick sister.
Having just come off the boat from Poland a few months previously coming to the American promised land, it appears that Sonya’s dream of a better life is actually worse than she can imagine. “We were caged like animals,” Cotilard said about the voyage on a ship to North America. Her rape was public knowledge on the boat and she says she’s damaged goods, hence having to prostitute herself.
Seemingly waiting to exploit her when she got off the boat is her pimp, Joaquin Phoenix, who in this scene, surreptitiously follows her into the church and ease-drops on her confession. Renner’s character didn’t feature in what felt like it was probably a scene from early on in the movie.
Marion Cotillard graced the cover of the 100th issue of French Glamour in July as well as of the Spanish August issue. I didn’t manage to make original scans of the French issue but did so of the Spanish one. Also check out our recent Magazine Wrap-Up post as I posted all the scans and articles etc from the recent Vogue, Elle and Grazia covers.
001 Magazines, Photoshoots > Glamour
It’s been confirmed. Earlier today, the Telluride Film Festival unveiled (most of) their line-up and The Film Stage has the list as well as the press release. ‘Rust & Bone‘ will screen ahead of its screening in Toronto next week and Marion Cotillard is one of the festival’s honorees for her performance in it. She more than deserves it, congratulations!
The 2012 Silver Medallion Awards, given to recognize an artist’s significant contribution to the world of cinema, go to director and producer ROGER CORMAN who will present CORMAN’S WORLD: EXPLOITS OF A HOLLYWOOD REBEL (U.S., 2011), THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH (U.S.-U.K., 1964) and (THE INTRUDER (U.S., 1961); Academy Award-winning actress MARION COTILLARD (LA VIE EN ROSE) who stars in TFF selection RUST & BONE; and Danish actor MADS MIKKELSEN who stars in two TFF selections: THE HUNT and A ROYAL AFFAIR.
“At the core of each year’s Festival are the Tributes that allow our audiences a chance to gain insight into the creative process of the filmmakers and actors being celebrated,” said Co-Director Tom Luddy. “We are especially pleased with the balance this year, beginning with director/producer, Roger Corman, who has helped launch so many important careers. Then actress Marion Cotillard, whose early career in French films brought her to the attention of the world’s filmmakers and now stars in both European and American movies. Finally there is Mads Mikkelsen, the Danish actor whose powerful performances have brought him much international attention and increasing audience awareness in America.”
I recently fixed one of the videos of Marion Cotillard joining Maud Fontenoy & 300 kids on high sea as godmother of the Maud Fontenoy Fondation. Also La Chaîne de Cœur released a more extensive video about the successful collaboration between the Public Aid Association, the municipality of La Rochelle and the Maud Fontenoy Fondation – in fact they will repeat the experience next summer. I added screencaptures from the video as well as more photos from the event.
001 Other Public Appearances > Maud Fontenoy
On another note, there are rumours that ‘Rust & Bone‘ will screen during the notoriously secretive Telluride Film Festival this weekend (August 31 – September 3) ever since Hollywood Elsewhere reported that there will be festival tributes for Mads Mikkelsen and Marion Cotillard. How exciting would that be?!