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30 November 2014

The 22nd edition of the Russian Film Festival in Honfleur, France ended today. Vincent presided over the jury, which included his wife, Karine. You can view the photos at this link.

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Earlier this month Vincent and Karine attended a special dinner at Chez Francis celebrating the next edition of the restaurant's culinary book.

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Another exhibition of Vincent's photography has opened. The Accademia Fine Art in Monaco is showing "The Bolshoi and the Russian Soul" through December 20, 2014. For photos, click on the poster below.

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On November 27th Karine attended the 37th Writers Cocktail, organized by Circle Maxim's Business Club in Paris. The second photo shows her with Prince Jean Poniatowski.

17 November 2014

The 19th edition of Paris Photo was held at the Grand Palais in Paris from November 13-16. More than 135 galleries were exhibited featuring the work of both professionals and amateurs of photography. Here is a photo taken of Vincent today by Francois Goize.

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On Wednesday Vincent and Karine attended a cocktail party at the Bonpoint boutique on Avenue Montaigne in Paris. The party was held to celebrate the introduction of a new jewelry collection. You don't see the couple cozying up with each other that often so it's kinda cute!

08 November 2014

This weekend Vincent and Karine are in Brive in the south west of France attending the town's famous book festival called La Foire du Livre de Brive-la-Gaillarde. For the past thirty years, it has taken place every year over three days during the first weekend of November. It has come to be the largest literary event in France after the Paris Book Fair. It affords an opportunity for the public to meet the authors and have their books signed. Karine is attending as author of "Monsieur est mort". Here are a couple photos from the event. Vincent's is a bit blurry.

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On Wednesday the couple attended the kickoff of the Christmas lights at the Galeries Lafayette in Paris.

03 November 2014

One of the great European cultural highlights in 2015 will be the exhibition of 50 masterpieces by Paul Gauguin at the Fondation Beyeler in Riehen, Switzerland. To promote the ticket pre-sale, actors Udo Kier and Vincent were in Riehen today before the media to read from autobiographical writings of Gauguin, alternately the one in German, the other in French (You can view it at this youtube link). This exhibition brings together paintings from leading international museums and private collections. Gauguin's paintings have become icons of modern art and  are some of the most significant and valuable cultural treasures in the world. The exhibition will be held from February 8 through June 28, 2015. On a personal note, I appreciate Udo Kier's screen presence and have enjoyed him in many of Lars Von Trier's films (I manage Stellan Skarsgrd's web site among others). I was happy to see Udo receive an award for "an extraordinary personality in international cinema" at the Munich Film Festival this summer.


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