French actresses Juliette Binoche and Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi turned up the heat at the Cannes Film Festival on Friday (13May16) when they locked lips at a photocall.
The stars were promoting their new dark comedy, Slack Bay (Ma Loute), with co-star Fabrice Luchini, when the 64-year-old actor decided to plant a big kiss on Valeria's lips.
He then leaned over to Juliette to show her the same amount of affection, but the eye-raising smooching session didn't end there as the Chocolat beauty then turned to Valeria and shared a steamy same-sex kiss, much to the delight of the waiting photographers.
Fabrice played up to the cheers as he moved between the two ladies to watch them in action, before interrupting for his own kiss. They trio fell about laughing and hugging after the kissing session, reports DailyMail.co.uk.
Gemma Arterton wants to work on an opera or direct a theatre production.
Gemma Arterton wants to work on an opera.
The 29-year-old actress adores the ''drama'' of the passionate musical productions and would love to show off her vocal skills in a challenging role.
Asked what she would do if she wasn't an actor, she said: ''A theatre director. Or I'd love to do opera. I'm classically trained, I really love singing and I love the drama of opera.''
Continue reading: Gemma Arterton's Opera Ambition
Antonio Banderas rallys the doomed miners in disaster/survival movie 'The 33' based on true events.
Antonio Banderas is seen as a dirt covered miner in the new trailer for 'The 33'.
The 54-year-old actor stars in the upcoming blockbuster based on the true story of the 2010 Chilean mountain disaster and plays head miner, Mario Sepulveda, who became trapped days before he was due to retire.
In the three minute teaser from Warner Bros. an American news anchor announces that the boulder that trapped the miners is actually twice the size of the Empire State building, while Antonio is shown staring up at the huge bulk of mountain debris.
Continue reading: Warner Bros Release 'The 33' Trailer
For most people in the modern world, they don't need to think about the consequences of modern day living, it's hard to think that people still need to mine land physically and often in treacherous conditions. In 2010 the world was reminded of just how risky that job can be.
When a 100+ year-old copper & gold mine in Chile suffers considerable damage to the shaft due to a cave-in, the world's news is quick to report the disaster. All life was thought to be lost and there was little hope of finding survivors, however deep inside the mine, a group of 33 men were fighting for survival. As the world learnt of their battle for survival, the onlookers could only imagine the tribulations the men inside faced. Main communication with the outside world was from one miner called Mario who was affectionately named 'super Mario', thanks to his videos, he could relay information to the support crew telling them about the men's wellbeing and progress.
Director Patricia Riggen's The 33 was filmed with the cooperation of the miners and tells their story from 700 meters underground. The 33 is Patricia Riggen's first major directorial role, though in 2012 she shot Girl In Progress starring Eva Mendes.
Maria Enders is an ageing actress whose best known role was that of Sigrid in the 20 year old play 'Maloja Snake'. The play centres on the relationship between two women - the young and manipulative Sigrid and her older boss Helena, who eventually commits suicide under Sigrid's destructive influence. Enders is now being scouted again for a revival of the production, though this time in the role of Helena. She is reluctant to take on the project, but does so with the encouragement of her trusted young assistant Valentine. Soon she meets a rising starlet named Jo-Ann Ellis who is to play the new Sigrid, but Maria finds her rude and as destructive as her forthcoming character. Soon the pressure and uncomfortable similarities to herself she sees in Jo-Ann get too much for Maria, who's already overcome with grief following her divorce and the death of a friend. Plus, she starts to feel like she could be losing Valentine, who's beginning to think there's something unhealthy about Maria's reliance on her.
Continue: Clouds Of Sils Maria Trailer
Kristen Stewart addresses her directing aspirations
Kristen Stewart may owe her global celebrity to the Twilight Saga, but she takes herself seriously as an actor. And this year she became the first American actress to win a Cesar, France's Academy Award, for her performance in Clouds of Sils Maria as Juliette Binoche's personal assistant.
The 25-year-old has been acting since she was 9. "I wanted to be an actor because I was on a movie set as a little kid," she says. "Both my parents work in film - they're crew. I love movies, and I just wanted to be involved. I got really lucky, I auditioned for a while and then started making films. I used to say that I always wanted to be the youngest director. But now I'm like, 'No, I'm going to wait until I'm properly ready to do that.'"
Kristen Stewart & Juliette Binoche star alongside one another
Intriguingly, Clouds of Sils Maria addresses a craziness in show business that Stewart is all too familiar with. The film contrasts serious actresses like Binoche's Maria ("she's interesting and good and strives to do cool stuff that makes people think") and the Jo-Ann character played by Chloe Grace Moretz ("put-together commercial/commodity-type actresses"). And Stewart is determined to be more like Maria, even if society clamours for the Jo-Anns. "That's what I like about this movie," Stewart says. "Why aren't we as a society mentioning the fact that it's so crazy that there are so many people that are so full of it? Any why are we consuming them en masse?"
Continue reading: Clouds Of Sils Maria Challenges Kristen Stewart
An intriguing Chinese box of a movie, this slightly too-clever drama unpicks the layers of identity that are concealed behind the image of a celebrity. It's so knowing that it can't help but find revelatory meaning here and there, and the performances are raw and fascinating. There's also spectacular scenery and some darkly swelling emotions. But the themes are pushed a bit too hard, and the plot is enigmatic and oddly unresolved.
At the centre is Maria (Juliette Binoche), a famous actress who is aware that as she ages she's entering a new phase in her career. She's headed with her personal assistant Val (Kristen Steward) to a special event in Sils-Maria, Switzerland, to honour Wilhelm, the director who made Maria a star. But Wilhelm dies just before they arrive, so the event turns into a memorial instead. At the funeral, theatre director Klaus (Lars Eidinger) approaches Maria about starring in a new version of Wilhelm's iconic play Maloja Snake, which refers to an unusual cloud formation in this Alpine region. But this time Maria would play the older woman, while rising-star Jo-Ann (Chloe Grace Moretz) takes the ingenue role that sparked Maria's career. While Jo-Ann catches headlines for her bad-girl antics, Maria asks Val to help her get a grip on the alien older character she will be playing.
The story spirals out from here with swirling angles of meaning, as the play within the film becomes entangled with the contrasting public and private lives of the celebrities. Thankfully, even though everything is very pointed, the actors deliver remarkably off-handed performances that are very easy to identify with, revealing their characters' private thoughts and insecurities. There is of course also a further meta-level to all of this, as Jo-Ann's paparazzi-baiting lifestyle echoes experiences Stewart herself has had.
Continue reading: Clouds Of Sils Maria Review
French Actress Juliette Binoche Has Been Cast As Nobel Prizewinner Pearl S. Buck In An Upcoming Biopic.
Buck won the Pulitzer Prize in 1931 for her novel The Good Earth, and she picked up the Nobel Prize for Literature seven years later.
Pearl will take place in 1927 following the Nanking Incident, which launched the Ten Years Civil War between Communists and Nationalists in China, and will chronicle the story of Buck's escape from the city, according to Variety.com.
Director Roxanne Messina Captor says, “I have been writing this project for some time, having read The Good Earth at age eight.
Continue reading: Juliette Binoche To Portray Writer Pearl S. Buck In Biopic
The Berlinale's Golden Bear for Best Film has been awarded to Iranian director Jafar Panahi's 'Taxi'.
Jafar Panahi, the critically acclaimed Iranian director, has won the Berlin Film Festival's Golden Bear for his film Taxi. Panahi has been banned from making films by the Iranian authorities yet continues to work and gain international support. Panahi also stars in Taxi as a driver who meets a variety of people as he drives them around Tehran. The film both celebrates Iranian culture and condemns the censorship imposed by the Iranian authorities.
Director Olivier Assayas' drama, about a veteran actress and her assistant, beat nominees including Jean-Luc Godard's Goodbye to Language and Best Foreign Language Oscar contenders Abderrahmane Sissako's Timbuktu (for Mauritania) and Bertrand Bonello's Yves Saint Laurent biopic, Saint Laurent, which has been chosen as France's entry for Academy Awards consideration, to claim the best film title.
Binoche accepted the award, which is voted for by a jury of 20 top movie reviewers, on behalf of Sils Maria's cast and crew during a ceremony in Paris on Monday.
Continue reading: Sils Maria Named Best Film At Prestigious French Awards
For most people in the modern world, they don't need to think about the consequences...
Maria Enders is an ageing actress whose best known role was that of Sigrid in...
An intriguing Chinese box of a movie, this slightly too-clever drama unpicks the layers of...
With a stripped-down, bare-faced performance, Juliette Binoche is utterly wonderful in this tense French drama....
Jack Marcus is an eccentric English teacher at a prep school in the country who...
For a blockbuster about gigantic radioactive monsters, this is a remarkably humane movie. But then...
Too prickly for mainstream crowds and rather emotionally sentimental for arthouse fans, this drama may...
Joe Brody and his wife Sandra are working at a nuclear power plant when disaster...
Following a series of disastrous calamities in New York, the government are desperately trying to...
While the government go about trying to pass off a series of catastrophic events as...
Artful, intelligent and wilfully obtuse, Cronenberg uses his skill to hold our interest through this...