|August 2003 News|
|24 August 2003|
Beatrice Dieuzy of France has sent along a magazine interview from the October 2002 issue of Virgin. It's an interview that took place around the opening of Peau d'ange. Vincent discusses his experience as a director, and further comments on how much happiness the role of Fanfan la Tulipe brought him. Here he is dancing with the film's director, Gerard Krawczyk! This photo also comes from Beatrice and is among her collection of personal photos. It was taken when the pair made a Pathe theatre appearance. Merci, Beatrice!
Gala magazine has an online web site that features a short video in which Vincent appears. Back on April 24, invited guests celebrated the 200th anniversary of the prestigious House of Arthus-Bertrand, recognized for its contribution to the cultural history of France with its medals, decorations, swords and jewels. [Watch Vincent put his thumb up to the camera when leaving]
|12 August 2003|
presently in beautiful Lucerne, Switzerland, doing a film called Voyage en
Suisse. It was reported in Swiss newspapers that the stars of the film had
arrived by July 27th and were spending August at the Hotel Chateau Gutsch. The hotel
recently went bankrupt and closed, so while the owners are looking for a new buyer, it's
the perfect accommodations for the cast.
Update: This film will be directed by Lea Fazer, who previously has written for stage, television and film. She has also staged plays, but this will be the first film she's directed. Other cast members include Emmanuelle Devos and Denis Podalydes. The lovely chateau they're staying at is described as a fairy-tale castle with spectacular panoramic views over Lucerne and the lake. This film was mentioned in a recent interview that Vincent gave to Film Francais.
And in this same interview, he was questioned about his next project, Beau Masque, which was to begin shooting in September, and he responded by saying he was not doing the film. Vincent spoke about Peau d'ange and the immense pleasure it brought him. He was happy that he "could trust the work of the actors; moreover, the film did not lose any money and was sold internationally." He said, "To some extent, Peau d'ange is the foundation of my career as a director." He has three new film ideas, but won't fulfill any of them for at least another year. He needs time. He enjoyed doing the comedy Je Reste! this year playing the role of a "bloody nuisance" - a husband, whose wife wants to leave him, but who clings to her even more. Finally, he spoke about leaving for Switzerland in July to begin his role in Le Voyage en Suisse. Though he's not very close to this country, he adds, "at the same time, it's not so remote because I was born there."
|11 August 2003|
|09 August 2003|
|06 August 2003|
|Vincent and Karine were among the mourners today in an emotional farewell to French actress Marie Trintignant, whose brutal death at age 41 stunned the country. She died Friday due to a cerebral edema, caused by severe blows to her head. A week ago she and her rock star companion, Bertrand Cantat, had a violent dispute. He has been remanded in custody. A tribute ceremony with music and songs was held at the Edward VII Theatre in Paris this morning followed by burial in the Pere Lachaise cemetery. Among the many celebrities present were Catherine Deneuve, Daniel Auteuil, Patrice Chereau, Lambert Wilson and Jane Birkin. Marie is the daughter of director Nadine and actor Jean-Louis Trintignant (co-starred with Vincent in Those Who Love Me...)|
|03 August 2003|
|New cast members have been announced for Vincent's next film, Beau
Masque. They are Francois Berleand, Laurent Malet and Judith Magre. Perhaps
Vincent is relaxing this summer with Karine and their four children in their new country
home. This photo from the Peau d'ange trailer shows their adorable Iman, who
turned four on May 2. By the way, Iman means faith in Arabic. I haven't come
across any photos yet of their twins (boy and girl) born in January.
Regarding my July 31 update, once more I am grateful to Lorenza of Italy for her generous contributions to the VP Archives. She kindly translated the audio interview at the Italian web site - Trova Cinema. Here is the English text: