Aung San Suu Kyi released from house arrest
Today, Saturday, Aung San Suu Kyi was released after more than seven years of house arrest. She’s Myanmar’s democracy leader, received the 1991 Peace Nobel Prize and has been Honour Citizen of Paris city since 2004. At Paris town hall in front of a portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi people gathered for a solidarity event. Among them Paris mayor Bertrand Delanoe, Marion Cotillard and British singer Jane Birkin. The inscription on the portrait banner read “Aung San Suu Kyi, Free Honour Citizen of Paris City”. Watch news videos with some footage of Marion by TF1 and MI6. There are also some pictures online by Cyril Abbas.
035 Aung San Suu Kyi Solidarity Event
Dolls for Children in Darfur
Since 2003 UNICEF France has been organizing Frimousses de Créateurs where famous designers create dolls which are then sold to help vaccinate thousands of children in Darfur. This year’s edition is called Les Frimousses font leur cinéma! – meaning its theme is cinema.
Early October Voila.fr reported that Guillaume Canet, Marion Cotillard, Isabelle Adjani and Yamina Benguigui would take part. The dolls have now been unveiled – Marion Cotillard designed her doll herself, Guillaume’s doll was created in collaboration with Dior Homme. See them all on PurePeople.
The dolls will be put in an exhibition at the Petit Palais in Paris from November 29 to December 5 and will then be sold by Drouot Montaigne on December 7, 2010. Selected dolls will also be sold by First Luxe from November 29 to December 12, 2010. Source: Unicef France.
Marion’s journey to Congo
At the beginning of June 2010 Marion Cotillard travelled together with Greenpeace to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Congo: Forests on probation is an impressive 7-part video diary of Marion’s stay there and documents the plundering of the Congolese forests. I am leaving on a short holiday so I don’t have the time to upload pictures but I encourage you to watch these videos.
I will catch up on all the ‘Inception‘ promotion and other Marion news once I’m back next week. And here’s a TV alert: She will be the guest on the Late Late Night Show with Craig Ferguson on the day of ‘Inception‘s LA premiere: July 13.
Maud Fontenoy Fondation Gala
Marion Cotillard attended the Maud Fontenoy Fondation Gala this past Tuesday, June 8 – on World Ocean Day – at the Hotel de la Marine in Paris, France. The foundation by French sailor and UNESCO Ambassador for the Oceans Maud Fontenoy is determined to fight to save the oceans and protect the coastlines. Read more about their work here.
I will add more pictures when I have more time. Added lots of pictures of Marion in her adorable “French” outfit. In the meantime I added some additional pictures to previous events.
004 030 Maud Fontenoy Fondation Gala
005 Dior Cruise Fashion Show
004 Costume Institute Gala “American Women: Fashioning a National Identity”
HQ Tck Tck Tck Photo & Absence
Before I leave for my vacation I uploaded a HQ version of Marion’s portrait for the Tck Tck Tck Time for Climate Change Campaign. We previously only had a very small version of it.
While I’m gone my dear friend Mariana will look after the site seeing as Marion is so busy right now.
More pictures from Silent Gathering
I’ve just added many additional HQ pictures of Marion at last week’s silent gathering to protest the house arrest of Aung San Suu Kyi. Enjoy!
035 Silent Gathering in support of Aung San Suu Kyi