NEWS:  MAY/JUNE  2017

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16 June 2017

 The 10-episode series RIVIERA was launched by Sky Atlantic yesterday and Vincent was on the red carpet at the Cinema Elysees Biarritz for its Paris premiere.

The series by Neil Jordan is described as a family saga. Georgina, a young American from the Midwest USA, becomes the wife of the billionaire and art collector, Constantine Clios. When her husband is killed in an explosion aboard a yacht belonging to a rich and powerful Russian arms dealer, Georgina decides to conduct her own investigation in a world populated by scammers, liars and other criminals. Julia Stiles stars as Georgina with a cast that includes Iwan Rheon, Lena Olin, Monica Bellucci, Anthony LaPaglia and Vincent.

 
30 May 2017

Sorry for the delay in posting the Cannes photos but this past weekend was my 50th wedding anniversary celebration, a joyful and memorable occasion. On Saturday Vincent participated in the photo call, press conference and screening for Roman Polanski's D'APRES UNE HISTOIRE VRAIE (Based on a True Story).

Principal photography has begun on Vincent's next film - LOVE WALL, directed and written by Romain Cogitore.  It's a romantic drama about a couple named Maria and Oliver, played by Déborah François and Paul Hamy. Maria is a 30-something rebellious, restless woman who meets this shy, indolent man in Taiwan. Their love will be tested by a serious and complex illness. Vincent will play a physician. Filming took place last week at a hospital in Limoges.

 
18 May 2017

Vincent, wife Karine and daughter Iman attended the "Ismael's Ghosts" screening and opening gala yesterday at the Cannes Film Festival.  Polanski's "D’apres une histoire vraie" will be screened toward the end of the festival.

 
03 May 2017

Several films have joined the official selection of the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, which will take place from May 17-28, 2017. Among them, BASED ON A TRUE STORY (D’apres une histoire vraie), the latest feature by Roman Polanski, will be presented out of competition. The film is the adaptation of Delphine de Vigan's critically-acclaimed novel published in 2015. Emmanuelle Seigner and Eva Green play the two main roles with Vincent as Seigner's companion.  The psychological thriller tells the story of the toxic relationship between a writer (Emmanuelle), whose life and mind are endangered by an obsessive admirer (Eva) as she goes through a tough period after the release of her latest book.

This movie affords a new opportunity for Polanski to deal with subjects that dot the whole of his filmography and that he has mastered to perfection - domination, submission, question of identity, guilt. This gives a measure of confidence in the quality of this next release. The screenplay was co-written by Polanski and Olivier Assayas. Cinematography is by Pawel Edelman and music by Alexandre Desplat. Shooting began last November in the Perche region and in Paris with an estimated budget of €10,000,000.

Mars Distribution will release the film in France with Sony Pictures Classics obtaining its North American distribution, while Lionsgate will release it internationally. This is Polanski's seventh film to be shown at Cannes.

 

 

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