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13 December 2015

Here are two photos of Vincent's wife taken yesterday at the closing ceremony of the Marrakech International Film Festival. You know ever since I saw Kate Winslet in "Hideous Kinky", I've wanted to go to Marrakech. I just like the sound of that place - exotic.

 
11 December 2015

The 66th Berlin International Film Festival will be held for ten days beginning February 11, 2016 and among the films in competition will be ALONE IN BERLIN! Very appropriate for its premiere! Unlike other festivals, the lineup of films are not announced at one time so we will have to wait to see the full competition. As of today, these are the titles thus far announced:

Boris sans Béatrice (Boris without Béatrice), Denis Côté, Canada
Genius, Michael Grandag, United Kingdom / USA
Alone in Berlin, Vincent Perez, Germany / France / United Kingdom
Midnight Special, Jeff Nichols, USA
Zero Days (documentary), Alex Gibney, USA

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Today Vincent's wife Karine attended a dinner hosted by Dior as part of the Marrakech International Film Festival in Morocco. She also attended the premiere of "The White Knights" accompanied by her brother.
 

 
30 November 2015

Here are some photos from the Bal des Débutantes held on Saturday evening. Among the twenty young women, Vincent's daughter Iman and model friend Sonia Ben Ammar were the youngest at only 16 years old. This can be intimidating and perhaps that is why Iman often appears lost or somber in these photos. In the first one, it looks like her parents are presenting her, at least to the photographers. The middle photo shows Iman with her cavalier, Werner d'Ansembourg and the third reveals a father and daughter dance.

In the photos below, you'll see Vincent and Karine with two little girls. The one in red is their daughter, Tess, almost 13 years old and the other girl is her cousin, Satine Besson. For the full gallery of photos, click here.

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Vincent's wife Karine is seen below attending the "Un + Une" Paris premiere at Cinema UGC Normandia in Paris on November 23, 2015.

 
26 November 2015

It's that time of year for Paris's Annual Bal des Débutantes. For more than two decades, this fairy tale event gives a few lucky girls a movie-star moment for one enchanted evening. A bit like Cinderella. While the original purpose of debutante balls - to introduce well-presented young women from upper-class families to society as well as to potential husbands - might have lost its cultural relevance, modern debutante balls have reinvented themselves as highly exclusive social networking events that not only appeal to eligible socialites, but also to luxury brand sponsors. In recent years, several celebs have had their daughter participate, such as Demi Moore, Clint Eastwood, Alain Delon, Phil Collins and Patricia Arquette. Among the twenty girls being presented this year is Iman Perez, the 16-year-old daughter of Vincent and wife Karine. She will be dressed in one of Jean Paul Gaultier's creations. Iman said she chose this gown because it was "more impressive and theatrical." This year's international ball will be held at the Palais de Chaillot on Saturday, November 28.

Here's a photo shoot of father and daughter featured in this week's L'illustré published in Lausanne, Switzerland where Vincent grew up. He refers to Iman as his princess and like her mother, she dreams of a modeling and acting career. She now attends the International School of Paris and I assume she will go on to university. Presently she is under contract with modeling agency Next Management and will be seen on the runway in January in Jean Paul Gaultier's fashion show. Iman's idol in the modeling world is Tyra Banks and in the cinema world, Audrey Hepburn.

 
14 November 2015

The cast of LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES gathered for a minute of silence before their performance this evening in honor of the victims of the Isis attack on Paris last night.

 
10 November 2015

French publications are heaping praise for Christine Letailleur's production of LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES. Ouest-France calls the play "a true delight", "terribly alive" and "dynamic". Vincent and Dominique Blanc are described as the "rakish and Machiavellian duo" with Vincent playing the inveterate seducer and charmer who puts so much ardor in attracting his prey.

L'Express calls it "a triumph" declaring, "As for Vincent Perez, who puts the jester in his Valmont, he savors the 'enjoyable' side of the work, including his most cruel moment, his break with the unfortunate Madame de Tourvel. 'This is a terribly brutal time but there in enjoyment in it,' observes the Swiss actor.'" He adds, "This is an important time in my life. I have rediscovered why I wanted to be an actor."

Les Echoes writes, "Dominique Blanc is superb from start to finish, sensual and cruel. She is this revoluntionary marquise fiercely attached to her liberty, which puts her fight for equality above love... Vincent Perez is a dashing Viscount, a 'superlibertin" bursting with eternal youth, seductive and intoxicated by his hidden abuse."

Jean-pierre Thibaudat of Mediapart writes, "Valmont is played by Vincent Perez, who discovers the theater passionately like a dog too long on a leash... Both actors form an unforgettable couple."

Ms. Blanc and Vincent have worked together several times in film - Queen Margot, Indochine, Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train, Peau d'ange and L'échange.

 
03 November 2015
Tonight the first performance of LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES was held at the Théâtre National de Bretagne in Rennes, France.
 
 
01 November 2015

In two days Vincent will return to the stage playing the Vicomte de Valmont in LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES. The production, directed by Christine Letailleur, will be held at various French theaters for the next five months - about 50 performances. You can check the dates on the new theater page. For an interview with Vincent and well as scenes from the play, you can visit this link. Break a leg, Vincent!

Written in 1780, the text of Pierre Choderlos de Laclos is a major work of literature. The play's director describes the 18th century as a very rich century full of debauchery, hedonism and pleasure with a truly entertaining spirit. Diabolical and perverse, Valmont and Merteuil take to the stage to recount their exploits. Vincent says, "We can compare the dialogue with bullfighting and in order to transcend this game with the animal, it requires a killing."

In conjunction with the play, November's edition of  France's Théâtral magazine is featuring an interview with Vincent.

 

 

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