On June 12th Vincent's wife
celebrated the opening of a new jewelry boutique in Paris called "Messika".
The first photo shows Karine with friends Alexandra Golovanoff,
Valérie Messika, Marie Poniatowski and Karin Viard at the Apicius
Here's a photo of Vincent and
Karine in their matching straw hats but I can't identify where or
when it was taken. Perhaps Cannes...
When Vincent was in Russia earlier this month,
he was asked the following questions:
At the festival in Ivanovo, you showed two
films - "Indochine" and "Peau d'ange". Why did you choose these two?
Both films are very important to me.
"Indochine" was made with a lasting impression
and "Peau d'ange" was my first film as a director, maybe not
very good, but it is dear to me.
You're a regular participant in many international film
festivals. Why this one?
This is an incredibly beautiful place and
everything was perfectly organized. Also, the name of Tarkovsky sets
the bar high. I can only speak about the documentary program. I
would have rated it very highly. And, of course, it's simply an
awesome place. The Russian provincial town is very beautiful and the
people are hospitable. I continually had the feeling that everything
was just like a movie (laughing).
Are there any prospects for Russian cinema
In my opinion, there are many interesting
things now in Russian cinema. "Leviathan" by Andrei Zvyagintsev won
at Cannes, an indication that Europe is closely watching Russian
movies. I myself love Zvyagintsev's "Elena". I also recognize that
the film business in Russia over the past few years has become more
organized especially when compared with the rebuilding years when
the film business in Russia was simply lost and people did not know
what to do next. And now there is development. There are new names
and decent pictures.
Why did you agree
to do "Kitchen in Paris"?
I knew that the series was very successful in
Russia, but I just wanted to take part in a comedy designed for
success with the audience. I really liked the script. I had a funny
role. I loved the team: Dmitry Dyachenko and the director and
screenwriters. The whole crew knew exactly what they wanted. They
were real professionals who were pleasant to work with.
Do you plan to make a film in Russia?
I have long wanted to. I am
interested in Russia, but we need to find the right theme, which is
important for the film. Finding it is difficult. Next spring
I will begin work on a new film. It will
be adaptation of the book, "Everyone Dies Alone"
by the German writer Hans Fallada. This is
a story about the people who fought the Nazis in Germany during
World War II. I am very close to this subject
because some of my family members
were killed in those years at the hands of the Nazis in Germany and