LOOK OF THE DAY: MARION COTILLARD
Taking an edgy style risk, Marion Cotillard showed up at the
The gamble paid off beautifully.
Cotillard was the star of the "Two Days, One Night" screening Tuesday by Belgian director-brothers
Cotillard's colorful minidress in silk organdy and pongee, which sported a turtleneck, was make of myriad bric-a-brac including screws, beads, buttons and bits of beer cans from
It came from the Maison Martin Margiela spring-summer 2014 collection and took a reported 67 hours to make.
The marvelous look was the most inventive seen at the festival so far.
'IT FOLLOWS' SCARES UP BUZZ
It can be hard to stand out amid the hundreds of screenings at
"It Follows," directed by
The concept of "It Follows" is simple: a kind of curse is passed like a sexually transmitted disease, and whoever has it is trailed by an unknown evil. While the conceit (not an unfamiliar one to the genre) runs thin at times, the thickly atmospheric filmmaking — heavily influenced by the '80s horror of
The film screened in Critics' Week section, a
— By AP Film Writer
BLOODY YEAR FOR ANIMALS IN FILM
Faint-hearted animal lovers are advised to give this year's
An unusually high number of films in the 2014 selection feature creatures that meet gruesome ends in long drawn-out sequences that are sometimes crucial to the plot.
The bunny-boiling-style moments have had audience members gasping, and, at times, covering their eyes.
— Abderrahmane Sissako's acclaimed "Timbuktu" movie started the trend. His movie's turning point hinges on a graphic moment when the protagonist's cherished cow, GPS, is fatally speared in the neck and suffers a slow death on screen.
— The slow-burning drama "Winter Sleep" from Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan uses the shooting of a rabbit to illustrate how the protagonist, Ayudin, begins to face reality. There's a close up of the rabbit on its side, fighting for life.
— In Naomi Kawase's Japanese film "Still the Water," several goats have their throats graphically slit and their blood drained.
— In David Cronenberg's "Maps to the Stars," a troubled child-star brat called
— In the "Un Certain Regard" section, Hungarian director Kornel Mundruczo's film "White God" sees a loveable K-9 being mistreated and abandoned on the street.
But in "The Wonders" by Alice Rohrwacher, the animal world could be said to get its own back. In one scene where
KAPOOR READY FOR GAY BOLLYWOOD
Could there be a gay love story in Bollywood? One of its biggest stars says it's time to explore it.
"Well you know, unfortunately, in our country right now recently there is a law which does not, which basically had said that homosexuality is not legal which is very sad," she said.
She added that
Kapoor is in
Kapoor believes if gays are depicted on film, it could help bring change in her country.
"We've regressed instead of progressing," she said. "I think movies can influence the way people think sometimes and if we do start making love stories or we start making movies about people who are amazing human beings, people who have done something in life, people who are inspirational who aren't necessarily only straight, I think people will start appreciating them more," she said. "So yeah, I think we need to expose
Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard has an unusual confession: She's always wanted to play a man on screen.
At a press conference Tuesday in
"I've always had a fascination with playing a man. Because it appears impossible to me, it excites me. So there you go," she said.
If this gender-bending role does one day materialize, it would not be the first time that a woman has played a man in a movie.
BRODY TO PLAY CHARLES V
Filming hasn't started yet, but
The Oscar-winner has signed on to play Charles V in "Emperor," a Lee Tamahori film that explores the reign of the Roman Empire ruler. Brody appeared with Tamahori to talk up the film in
"Now is the time to amass all the information and sit with it and let it become a part of me, and so we will do that and see what we come up with," he said in an interview Monday.
The film won't be a studious version of Charles V's time in power. Promotional materials promise a film that explores "wealth, debauchery, violent relations, sex, manipulation and treason" and Brody said it's not aiming to be a historical document.
"We're consolidating 35 years in to two. There will be a great deal of imagination in play here and that's what's exciting," he said.
While Brody was promoting "Emperor," he also has other projects in play: He said "American Heist" is being shown to buyers in the
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