NEWS: SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2012
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On October 17th, Vincent and
his wife attended a private dinner hosted at the Gagosian Gallery in
Paris honor of 'Morgenthau Plan' Exhibition of Anselm Kiefer.
According to the Russian
media, Vincent will be having another photo exhibition in Moscow
in December. It will be called "Big" and will be featured at the
RuArts Gallery from December 8, 2012 to January 19, 2013.
Vincent will participate in the 8th anniversary celebration of the
gallery on December 7th. This international photo project began with
the ballet at the Paris Opera, which featured stars such as Nicolas
Le Riche and Elisabeth Platel. The second part of the project will
include the stars of the Bolshoi Theater, such as Tsiskaridze,
Catherine Shipulina and Maria Alexandrova.
7 October 2012
On September 28th, Vincent
attended the Cindy Sherman Exhibition launch at the Gagosian Gallery
Last month Vincent was in
attending the Eurasia International Film Festival, which ran
from September 17-21. [Check out the
photo gallery] He was invited to sit on the festival's jury.
The media described him as being in a great mood with a sense of
humor, readily answering questions, giving every journalist his time
and not responding with stock answers. Upon arriving, Vincent
stated, "From childhood, I dreamed of visiting Asia because I had
many Asian friends. And they always told me interesting stories
about Korea, Japan and Vietnam. To see these countries with my own
eyes gives me great joy. Today I am in Kazakhstan. I'm very lucky."
You can watch a video interview
this link. It's hard to pick up the English because there's
a Russian track over it but occasionally you can pick up bits and
pieces. At one point he indicates that Karin's next film project,
which he stars in, is on hold as his schedule is full over the next
At a press
conference, Vincent indicated he would like to return to Kazakhstan
in the future either in the role of photographer or actor.
He was asked about working with Catherine
Deneuve and gave these comments - "It was an indescribable
experience for me. Catherine is an experienced actress, taught me a
lot... She is not only a great actress, but also a very powerful
woman. She is by nature a leader who loves life... Indochine
was a real test of survival. I was still a novice actor, very
afraid, and working with a maestro was exciting for me. This was
also the first time I traveled to Asia. I discovered an amazing
country like Vietnam. With this film, I realized my childhood dream
because I wanted to be a traveler... This picture is still in my
When asked about the Russian
film, "Apocalypse Code," he
replied, "It was a bit of
a crazy experience for me. I played a very bad guy - classic
villain. Unfortunately, the picture did not turn out exactly what
I expected... But shooting took
place in eight countries around the world so we traveled a lot -
Norway, Japan... I don't regret that I participated in this project."
asked which of his films remain special to him. No surprise that he
answered with "Indochine", "Queen Margot" and "Cyrano de Bergerac."
He added, "These movies are always in my heart. They changed me as a
person and changed my life."
stay in Almaty, he gave a master class at the Academy of Arts. He
also attended a banquet at the close of the festival and a couple
online videos have leaked out showing Vincent dancing with sultry
girls dressed in national and oriental costumes. I'd say he held his
own and certainly was entertaining to watch as he elegantly took on
the Eastern dance steps. Here are a couple links:
Features has boarded international sales on Vincent's third feature
film as director, his own adaptation of Hans Fallada's 1947 novel,
ALONE IN BERLIN. Sony Classics is already in place as North
American distributor. In interviews regarding his next directorial
project, Vincent said, "Fallada was an amazing writer and had a very
difficult life. Just before he died in 1947, a publisher went to see
him with boxes of documents from the Gestapo to see if he could find
a story in them. What followed was his book, Alone in Berlin. Since
the book has been such a success in America and the UK where it
appeared four years ago, my producer, Stefan Arndt (of Berlin-based
X-Filme Creative Pool) and I have decided to do it in English. After
five years of carrying the project, we are finally going to start
casting at the end of September." Previously there had been plans to
to shoot in German with a German-speaking cast, and the film was
already allocated $517,000 project funding by the Leipzig-based
regional fund MDM.
On September 24th, Paris celebrated fashion and its
stars of tomorrow with a glamorous and elegant gala
at Mandarin Oriental attended by
more than 150 celebrities, dignitaries and society guests.
Located on rue Saint-Honoré, one of the most fashionable
streets in the world, surrounded by haute couture and only a few
steps away from the city’s famous attractions, the red carpet event
drew a stellar crowd, which included Vincent, his
wife Karine and his stepdaughter, Roxane Depardieu.
23 September 2012
Vincent nowhere to be seen!
His brother-in-law, French filmmaker Luc Besson, cut the
ribbon on Friday on his "Film City" (La Cite Du Cinema), a
vast studio complex created in a disused power station to offer
Hollywood-style facilities in Denis, right on the edge of Paris. "I
thank you from the bottom of my heart for believing in this dream,"
the 53-year-old director and producer told the gathering of French
politicians, film executives and project partners.
The 170-million-euro project,
12 years in the making, aims to plug a gap in the French production
landscape, as a studio able to see a movie project through from A to
Z. Attending the event was Luc's family members:
his daughter Shana by his second wife, his present and fourth wife,
Virginie Silla, and their three model-beautiful children - Satine,
Talia, and Mao, Vincent's wife Karine (Virginie's sister) and her
daughter, Roxane Depardieu. Notice the absence of our man at
this very important family occasion!!! And no photos of his children
attending as well... I have looked for photos of the Besson children for
years in an attempt to see whether they resembled Vincent's three
children. Yes, I see a striking resemblance to 13-year-old Iman. As
far as Roxane is concerned, she's obviously inherited her famous father's prominent bone features
with no hint of her mother's delicate frame. You'll note the
20-year-old is on crutches so it appears she has suffered a recent
accident or undergone surgery.
15 September 2012
Contrary to previous reports
from the Italian media, the TV mini-series,
PREFETTO DI FERRO, will be
aired on Rai TV on September 16 & 17, 2012. You
can watch an interview with Vincent on Rai TV by clicking on the
photo below. It's amazing how well he speaks Italian plus several
05 September 2012
Venice was the venue yesterday for the screening of
THE LINES OF WELLINGTON at the
city's international film festival. Vincent was present along with
several members of the film's huge cast. For more photos,