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On February 11th, Vincent made
an appearance at the UGC Confluence in Lyon to present a private
screening of his film,
UN PRINCE (PRESQUE) CHARMANT. The
screening was open to journalists, donors and members of the
association, Children and Health Rhone-Loire. During an
interview, he was asked about his contribution to the organization.
He replied, "I immediately agreed to be the patron of this
association. Officials and volunteers do an outstanding job
collecting donations to support research for cancers affecting
children and adolescents. I am willing to help as much as possible
because a sick child is an injustice."
Vincent also said, "I like
coming to Lyon. This is the city where cinema was born. I especially
like attending the Lumière
Festival, which, for me, is the most beautiful festival because
there is no competition. The films are always exceptional." On a
personal note, he admitted that he has a wonderful memory of "Cyrano
de bergerac" being screened in Room 3000 and Lyon was also
the first French town he visited at the age of 12. Vincent then
disclosed his next film project, which begins on April 1st. The
film, titled THE PRICE OF DESIRE, will focus on the
relationship between Irish avant-garde designer Eileen Gray and
Swiss-born architect, Le Corbusier. Winona Ryder and Vincent will
take on the lead roles with Mary McGuckian as director. (Read
Irish Times 2/25/12 article).
On January 29th, Vincent participated in a
meeting at the Swiss Embassy in Paris. Vaud State Councillors
Anne-Catherine Lyon and Pascal Broulis came to discuss the creation
of a new urban space devoted to culture in the heart of Lausanne
a recent interview regarding his film,
UN PRINCE (PRESQUE) CHARMANT, Vincent discussed his role in
the romantic comedy. He plays Jean-Marc, a modern careerist in his
forties who only cares about himself and money. Tough role?
Apparently, not for Vincent who insists, "there's a Jean-Marc in all
of us." You might describe his character as a pushy
businessman who always gets what he wants at any cost. He is
running, rushing, ready to bully anyone who gets in the way. Vincent
says, "I play a French Parisian businessman, driving too fast,
telephone in one hand, cigarette in the other. A very self
middle-aged man. I recognize myself in Jean-Marc. I see when I
become him in real life. When I go to pick up my kids and there's a
traffic jam and I start to become angry and scream at people. But it
doesn't happen often." And what does he think about being offered
roles? He answers, "You have to put your pride aside sometimes. It's
a fair game. Sometimes directors choose you not because you're the
right person, but because you bring in the money for the movie to be
made. You just have to find the right path. When you do a romantic
comedy, you have to respect the rhythm and the mechanism in the
storytelling. You have to be fast and find the right dynamic."
announced last week, Vincent presided over the short film jury at
the International Festival of Fantastic Film at Gérardmer
from January 30 to February 3. From the photos below, it looked like
they had some cold weather. When Vincent was interviewed during the
festival, he was asked about taking on roles in films, such as "The
Crow", "Queen of the Damned", and "Frankenstein". He admitted that
the French don't embrace the genre but he enjoyed playing some of
these non-standard characters that create strong emotions, fear,
anxiety and laughter. He mentioned his 13-year-old daughter was
attracted to these films. He also regrets that France is not known
for science fiction but they are often too expensive to make. When
asked if he will direct again, he responded, "Yes, it will be the
adaptation of 'Alone in Berlin', based on the book by Hans Fallada.
I started working on it six years ago, and I think this year we're
doing to do it, knock on wood. The book, written in 1974, has become
a huge success in recent years in both the US and England. It is
this success that has helped make the decision to film it in
English. The film will show the daily life of ordinary Germans
during the Third Reich."
30 January 2013
On Monday evening Vincent and
his wife attended a 58th birthday party for Nicolas Sarkozy
at the Italian restaurant, Giulio Rebellato, in Paris. Family and
about thirty friends attended the former president's celebration.
Among Nicolas's guests were his wife Carla and her mother, Marisa
Bruni-Tedeschi, his son Jean and wife Jessica, Khelfa Farida and
husband Henry Seydouz, Jacques and Sophie Seguela, and singer Dider
Barbelivien. Carla, a former supermodel, dressed down for the
occasion wearing casual jeans with a wool jacket and scarf. One of
the photos below shows the ex-president with a birthday gift - a
bicycle donated by world champion cyclist, Mario Cipollini.
26 January 2013
Hôtel Fouquet's Barrière at
46, avenue George V in Paris, launched a new restaurant on January
21. The new hotspot is called La Petite Maison de Nicole and its
inauguration was attended by several celebrities, including Vincent
and Karine. You'll note that in the last photo, the wall is
decorated with photographs of several famous people - and someone
should look very familiar.
January 24 Vincent and his wife attended the annual Sidaction Gala
Dinner at Pavillon d'Armenonville.
Sidaction is a French association that has been fighting the battle
against AIDS for 11 years.
Next week Vincent will be attending the 20th
edition of the International Festival of Fantastic Film at Gérardmer.
Christophe Lambert will serve as the President while Vincent will
chair the short film jury. The festival, held from January 30 to
February 3, offers 50 films with over 100 screenings as well as
retrospectives devoted to a director or particular theme.
05 January 2013
On January 3,
UN PRINCE (PRESQUE) CHARMANT was
screened at another advance premiere, this time at the
Kinépolis cinema in Lomme. Director Philippe
Lellouche, Vincent and co-star Vahina Giocante were in attendance.
The romantic comedy will open in French
theaters on Wednesday. I've added many more