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Many more photos have been
released on the filming of THE PRICE
OF DESIRE at Eileen Gray's iconic e1027 Villa in Roquebrune
Cap Martin. (Follow the above link). There is also a two-minute
video clip of the shoot, which can be
accessed here. Be sure to open up the video to full screen.
I think they've done a decent job of aging Vincent with the baggy
clothes, hair, make-up and added liver spots and you can see how he
carries himself as an older man. Here is a quick overview of
Vincent's character: Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, better known as
Le Corbusier (October 6, 1887 – August 27,
1965), was an architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer,
and one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture.
He was born in Switzerland and became a French citizen in 1930. His
career spanned five decades, with his buildings constructed
throughout Europe, India, and America. He was a pioneer in studies
of modern high design and was dedicated to providing better living
conditions for the residents of crowded cities.
THE PRICE OF DESIRE
production is shooting on location
at Eileen Gray's iconic e1027 Villa in Roquebrune Cap Martin and has
completed photography in Vezelay, France, and at Monev Studios in
Brussels. Belgium, where many of Gray's Parisian interiors were
faithfully re-created The film is an Irish-Belgian
co-production with Mary McGuckian directing.
The role of architect/designer
Gray has gone through some changes since the cast was first
announced. Initially Winona Ryder was on board in February 2012, and
then in May 2013, it was reported that Shannyn Sossamon
was taking over the role and then at the last minute, Dublin Actress
Orla Brady was brought in. The plot follows Gray’s rivalry
with her nemesis Le Corbusier, (played by
Vincent) who defaced her moral right to be recognized
as the author of her own work in design and architecture.
Director of Photography is Stefan
Von Bjorn, who brought his technical
mastery of digital cinematography to lense the picture in
architectural anamorphic and award-winning costume designer Peter
O'Brien, dressed the period. As unit
photographer, Julian Lennon has created an exhibition level
collection of stills and portraits of the lead
actors. Canadian singer
Alanis Morissette and Italian actor Francesco Scianna play Gray's
lovers, Marisa Damia and Jean Badovici.
Delphine Lehericey’s first feature-length film, is to world premiere
at the forthcoming prestigious San
Sebastian International Film Festival, which runs
September 20 to 28, 2013. It will be featured in the Premio
Kutxa-Nuevos Directoros (New Directors) section for first and second
films competing for prizes worth 50,000€.
The film tells the story of Diane (Solène Rigot), a slightly
enigmatic reclusive adolescent who takes care of her younger brother
Marc’s education and who has a very close relationship with her
father Christian (Vincent Perez). The arrival of charismatic and
easy-going young English Julia (Audrey Bastien) in the neighbourhood
turns Diane’s daily life upside down. For Diane, who is struggling
hard to break free from childhood, it is to become a semester of the
most shocking and profound experiences of her life. The closer she
gets to Julia, the more she ignores all moral restraint, without
thinking of the consequences and without curbing her lust.
The film was made with the support of the Centre du Cinéma et
de l’Audiovisuel of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels and Voo and is
an Entre Chien et Loup production, co-produced with Liaison
Cinématographique, Box Productions, Juliette Films, Casa Kafka,
Belgacom and RTBF Television. International sales are handled by
Latido Films and the film will be distributed in Belgium by
Dreamtouch and Switzerland by Film Coopi.
With an attendance of over 155,000, the San Sebastian International
Film Festival, established 1953 and recognized as an A Festival by
the IFFPA, is Spain’s most prominent film festival.
16 July 2013
The German media in Leipzig is
reporting today that Ralph Fiennes and Emma Thompson will take on
the lead roles in ALONE IN BERLIN, based on the 1947 Hans
Fallada bestseller. In 2006 Vincent and Stefan Arndt obtained the rights of the
classic German novel based on the true story of a working class
husband and wife, Otto and Elise Hampel, who committed actors of
civil disobedience in Berlin during WWII. The book has the suspense
of a John le Carré novel, and offers a visceral, chilling portrait
of the distrust that permeated
everyday German life during the war.
After reading the book, Vincent said, "I felt how it was to be
living in Germany under the Third Reich. I understood how it was to
deal with that pressure around you." Vincent's heritage is German on
his mother's side and he discovered that his own family had resisted
the Nazis and that his uncle had been gassed by them so he has taken
a deep and personal interest in this project, which he will direct.
Original plans called for a German-speaking cast but last year the
decision was made to do the film in English. No date has been given
for the start of production. Personally, I'd rather see a German
film with subtitles, or at least actors with German accents. Though
"The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" (2008) was a superb film about a
WWII concentration camp, one had to overcome the ridiculous British
accents of the Nazis.
I came across this batch of wonderful photos
taken in Vladivostok, Russia, during an interview in May of 2011.
03 July 2013
The Irish Film and Television
Network announced yesterday that director Mary McGuckian’s
PRICE OF DESIRE will soon get a start date for principal photography.
Describing the film, McGuckian says, "It will be about the way she
(designer Eileen Gray) underpinned 20th-century architecture". She
says that much of the story will be focused on Gray's relationship
with Le Corbusier, played by Vincent.
When there are Parisian
fashion events, there's a good chance you'll spot Vincent and his
wife. On June 25th, they joined other celebrities for the opening
party for the boutique Stone à Paris.