NEWS: MAY 2011

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31 May 2011

The premiere of UN BAISER PAPILLON, directed by Karine's wife, was held yesterday at the UGC Cine Cite Bercy in Paris. In the photo below, from l to r, is Vincent, daughter Iman, wife Karine, Nicolas Giraud, Elsa Zylbertstein, Cecile de France and stepdaughter, Roxane Depardieu.

More photos, interviews and film critiques will be added next week upon my return to New York. The 2nd photo shows Francois-Henri Pinault with Vincent and the 3rd one shows Matthieu Chedid.

16 May 2011

In Cannes today attention was turned to a highly anticipated film in competition - Terrance Malick's "The Tree of Life". Included in the parade of glamorous personalities was Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, as well as Vincent and Karine. Besides the red carpet screening, attendees enjoyed the party at Terrazza Martini, located on the beach of Gray Albion. Also in attendance was Karine's sister Virginie and her husband, Luc Besson. While Vincent accommodates the press and is always gracious, his brother-in-law isn't so enamored by photographers, who sometimes boo the director! Here's an interview with Vincent. Word has it that filming for "Alone in Berlin", directed by Vincent, will begin in early 2012 with Martina Gedeck and Martin Wutke among the cast. Check out the new Cannes 2011 Photo Page.

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In an effort to promote their upcoming film, UN BAISER PAPILLON, Karine and Vincent gave an interview on Rouge FM during their stay in Cannes.

For the premiere of "The Artist", Vincent and his wife donned Giorgio Armani outfits and looked elegant as usual. Follow this link for a brief interview at Cannes. More photos at this link.

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Yesterday the duo attended the annual dinner of Finch's Quarterly Review (FQR) at the Hotel Cap-Eden-Roc in Cap d'Antibes. The event, organized by Charles Finch, honored British producer, Jeremy Thomas, before a gathering of celebrities from film, business, fashion and culture. Among the guests were Rolling Stones Mick Jagger and Jane Fonda. The photo below shows Vincent and Karine with Diego della Valle.

13 May 2011

Here are the first photos of Vincent's appearance at the 64th Cannes Film Festival. I've included this year's poster, which I find most appealing. It's a gorgeous retro image of Faye Dunaway, originally taken by photographer Jerry Schatzberg in 1970. Three years before I had the chance to watch her in a scene during the shooting of "The Thomas Crown Affair." in Boston. She was sooooo lovely! No surprise that Ms. Dunaway and Mr. Schatzberg were on the red carpet together.

11 May 2011

Yesterday Vincent was back in his hometown of Lausanne, Switzerland, attending a painting exhibition at the Chateau d'Ouchy. It appears that his younger sister Estrella is an artist and he came to support her endeavor. He told the press, "It's the first time I've seen all her work together. I'm proud of her but also anxious for her." Vincent claims to be a Picasso admirer and his presence at the exhibition attracted many viewers. Check out the exhibition interview at this link.

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Each year when May rolls around, Vincent's fans wonder if he'll show up on the Croisette at the Cannes Film Festival. Since 1994 when he made his first Cannes appearance with the film "Queen Margot", he's attended at least a dozen times. This year his wife Karine will be there on the sidelines benefiting from the event to ensure the promotion of her film, UN BAISER PAPILLON. Therefore, we should probably expect to see some photos of Vincent cropping up. With the June 1st premiere date on the horizon, Karine has stepped forward into the limelight. Here's an interview with Canal Plus and one at the 15th Rencontres du Cinema de Gerardmer last month.

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Karine also did a photo shoot back in March. I'm not quite sure why the photographer wanted such serious poses because she really has a lovely smile.


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