The Jameson Dublin
International Film Festival will kick off on March 19th with the
Irish premiere of Mary McGuckian's THE PRICE OF DESIRE with
Vincent and Orla Brady in attendance for the screening. The
following is the festival's synopsis of the film:
Irish architect and
furniture designer Eileen Gray (1878–1976) was a leading light
in the modern design movement. This graceful portrayal of her
later life and work in France focusses on the triangle of
tension between Gray (Orla Brady), her lover Badovici (Francesco
Scianna) and Le Corbusier (Vincent Perez). Alanis Morrissette
also features as chanteuse Marisa Damia, Gray’s other lover,
with Dominique Pinon as artist Fernand Léger.
feature E-1027, the modernist villa Gray built near Roquebrune.
Ransacked by the Germans during the war, E-1027 was even more
disastrously occupied and vandalized by Corbusier and his
murals. Corbusier’s arrogant formalism is contrasted with Gray’s
sympathetic, responsive approach to site and setting. In
frequent asides, Corbusier swings between tetchy resentment and
grudging admiration for her work.
For American viewers with
Netflix membership, PUPPYLOVE is
now available with English subtitles. The best thing about the film
is its soundtrack done by the Belgian electro-pop band Soldout.
Loved it! As for the storyline, I don't think I have ever disliked a
Vincent Perez character more as the dad he plays in this
coming-of-age sexual drama. He is absolutely irresponsible and out
to lunch! Though most of us gals undergo an intense sexual awakening
in our teens, the obsessive and whorish behavior of these two young
girls is neither realistic nor normal. From where did
writer/director Delphine Lehericey dig up her material?
Vincent's wife Karine and her
sister, Virginie Silla Besson, attended the award ceremony for the
du Plantier (part of the 2015 Cesars) at the Hotel George V in Paris on February 16th.
Sans husband once more, Karine attended the 60th birthday party for
Sarkozy at his Paris residence on January 30th. The paparazzi were,
of course, on hand and photographed the guests as they arrived. Also
attending was Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Jean Reno,
Emmanuelle Seigner and husband Roman Polanski.