Apr 23, 2014
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The actress stars alongside Reda Kateb in “Qui Vive” directed by Marianne Tardieu which will unspool in L’Acid, a sidebar of mostly French indie titles which runs in parallel during the Cannes Film Festival.

Adele Exarchopoulos, part of the Blue is the Warmest Color trio of director Abdellatif Kechiche and co-star Lea Seydoux that won an historical joint Palme d’Or last year, will turn heads and likely conjure press interest on her return to the Croisette with her turn in Qui Vive, directed by Marianne Tardieu.

The movieis set to unspool as one of nine titles in this year’s L’Acid, an unofficial sidebar of movies which is run in parallel to the Cannes Film Festival. The sidebar mostly focuses on French films, and aims to give them an international stage when all the world’s film press is in town, as well as secure international distribution.

Reda Kateb (Zero Dark Thirty) also stars alongside Exarchopoulos in Tardieu’s family drama. Read More

“He wanted the script to touch us unconsciously,” said Exarchopoulos of the director’s process, which involved lengthy, repeated takes and abundant improvisation. “We just made the movie by improvisation, freedom. He wanted something very real.”

Exarchopoulos said the very public spats between Kechiche and his stars — especially co-star Lea Seydoux — have blown the difficulties of making the film out of proportion and that the director was tough but never abusive. Still, she admits that sequences like the lengthy sexual encounters between the two women were draining to shoot.

“There are sex scenes in every movie, but in this one they are as long as the other scenes,” she said of the three-hour film. “That was a true choice by Abdellatif, and it killed us. I wanted to shoot the abolition of this person, to show how visceral and organic the sex was between the two of us. And that was hard.

“Lea and I just had to trust each other. It was difficult because we didn’t want to spend 10 days over the five months we shot making those scenes, but it had to be like that.”

Gallery link:
- Magazines > Oscar Wrap (USA) – November 26, 2013

On Easter Sunday Sean Penn took his 38-year-old girlfriend Charlize Theron and her young son Jackson, aged two, to a Dodger baseball game in Los Angeles. (…)

The couple seems to be getting very serious.

On April 9 it was announced they will be working on a film together in South Africa. Deadline reported Penn will direct the blonde beauty in the heart-wrenching love story The Last Face.

The cast and crew will head to Africa as soon as they get a green light from River Road and Bill Pohlad, the site reported.

The Devil’s Advocate star will play a doctor who does humanitarian relief work in Africa. Things get tough for her when violence erupts from political conflicts in the country.

Love flourishes, however, when she meets another doctor, played by Penelope Cruz’s husband Javier Bardem. He is doing similar work in the area and they bond over their challenges.

‘The story revolves around tough moral decisions that must be made during time of civil unrest,’ wrote Deadline.

Also cast is Adele Exarchopoulos, from the hit film Blue Is The Warmest Color, who is expected to play a journalist.

This will be a trip home for Theron who grew up in Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa.


Gallery link:
- Movies > Qui vive > Trailer

Gallery links:
- Movies > Blue Is the Warmest Color > French DVD Collector’s Edition – Deleted Scene: Le Déjeuner Familial
- Movies > Blue Is the Warmest Color > French DVD Collector’s Edition – Deleted Scene: Le Cauchemar
- Movies > Blue Is the Warmest Color > French DVD Collector’s Edition – Deleted Scene: Le Snack

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- Magazines > ELLE (France) – March 7-13, 2014

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- Magazines > Studio Cine Live (France) – March 2014

Adèle Exarchopoulos et "l'icône Romy Schneider" por NSPPrive

“I’m super happy! This is an important prize. The name of the prize alone — Romy Schneider — she’s an icon of fashion, fragility, strength. And she’s an actress who has an incredible presence.”

Adèle Exarchopoulos, newly elected best female revelation at the Romy Schneider Prize on Monday night, will play in a film… by Sean Penn. That’s what she told RTL’s microphone: “I have a small role in Sean Penn’s film this summer. When I saw him, before he told me about his script, he said, ‘this film (Blue Is The Warmest Color) pierced all my bones, this is a human poem, I never seen that in my life, I was so impressed!… ‘”


“And it’s funny, you tell yourself ‘never in my life Sean Penn will see my face’, but, on top of that, he sees your face and, besides, he loves it. You touch him and then, straight out, he wants to work with you, so it’s a thing… it opens you doors, so I’m really happy.”

The filming will take place this summer in South Africa and the film speaks about “human encounters in refugee camps in Sudan and Liberia.”

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Adèle can’t believe this “sick opportunity”! She won’t reveal other projects, though. “And then there are a lot of other ongoing projects but I’m too suspicious to talk about them, I’ll wait until I’m absolutely certain.”

It was at the Salon Lumière of the Hôtel Scribe — a mythical place where the first projection of film to a paying audience took place in 1895 — that Adèle Exarchopoulos and Pierre Niney received the Romy Schneider and Patrick Dewaere prizes. They succeeded to Céline Sallette and Raphaël Personnaz. “This award closes a year of madness,” said the actress of Blue Is The Warmest Color by Adbellatif Kechiche. “Everything happened very fast, sometimes too fast. When I think that Cannes where it all began is in a month… I feel dizzy!” In the midst of preparing herself for the first film directed by Sara Forestier, the 20-year old actress has lost none of her cheeky humor and remains as direct: “It’s an honor obviously, but let’s not forget that Romy Schneider and Patrick Dewaere faced grim fates… I hope to last a little longer!”

Very proud, Pierre Niney raved about the actor of Série Noire by Alain Corneau: “One of the finest performances by Patrick Dewaere, a charismatic, electric, fragile and intense personality of French cinema. What a great legacy!” After his performances at the Comédie-Française of Chapeau de paille en Italie by Eugène Labiche, the interpreter of Yves Saint Laurent directed by Jalil Lespert, will shoot his first thriller this summer, L’homme de paille by Yann Gozlan, a violent film about deception.

Thanks to our friends Annie and Nicole for some of the new photos.

Gallery links:
- Events in 2014 > Romy Schneider And Patrick Dewaere Awards – April 7, 2014
- Photoshoots in 2014 > Session 009

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Apr 6, 2014
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Gallery links:
- Photoshoots in 2014 > Session 007
- Photoshoots in 2014 > Session 008

Apr 5, 2014
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Yeah, we know that Public is a well known French gossip magazine, but Adèle and Sean are featured in it, so we couldn’t resist posting scans.
Don’t believe everything you read, though.

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- Magazines > Public (France) – March 28-April 3, 2014

Apr 4, 2014
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Ela Stone is a French jewellery brand.

In 2005, after spending several years in the world of finance, Alexandra decided to pursue her passion and launch the Ela Stone jewellery brand with the help of her husband. The tale of Ela Stone began during the couple’s time spent abroad.

The spirit of the brand is a subtle blend of the strong and the delicate, as revealed through contrasts of materials, colors, and volumes that are a feature of Ela Stone.

The collections are the reflection of a woman of character and convictions, a meeting between strength and poetry.

Alexandra likes to draw inspiration from antique jewellery and ancient tomes to develop depth in her creations. Far from an ardent follower of modern trends, she prefers to revive the glory of the past. The DNA of Ela Stone lies in the usage of natural stones, which “tell a story”, according to Alexandra.

Inspired by the contemporary era and the magnificence of the past, the creation of Alexandra exude a paradoxical alchemy of Vintage and Avant Garde, beyond the established codes, she makes the past live in the present.

Inspired by architecture and geometry, the designer works on the richness of the contrasts associated with her ethnic and edgy influences. They constitute the central theme of her aesthetic.

The timelessness of the Ela Stone universe aims at gathering and linking up the women of every generation.

Her philosophy follows her life’s one: the mother to daughter transmission

The jewellery, handmade in Ela Stone Studio in Paris, is a result of the French “Savoir-Faire”. They are made of noble materials, semi-precious stones, bronze, brass 24 carat Gold filled.

To get to know more about the Maison Ela Stone and Alexandra’s work and collections, please visit Ela Stone’s official website.

Gallery links:
- Modeling > Photoshoot Ela Stone 2014
- Modeling > Behind the Scenes > Backstage Photoshoot Ela Stone

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Voyage vers la mère (2014)
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