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Posted on April 30, 2009   Categories: Coco Before Chanel , CommercialsLeave a Comment

A film poster depicting Audrey Tautou as a cigarette-smoking Coco Chanel has left advertising watchdogs in France fuming — it has been banned throughout the Parisian transport system.

The French actress stars as the iconic couturier, who died aged 87 in 1971, in a biopic entitled “Coco avant Chanel.”

And to advertise the film’s release, posters were placed on bus and train advertising boards throughout the French capital.

The image shows Tautou laid on a bed holding a cigarette, a 50-a-day habit for which the real Chanel was famous.

But the transportation authority and the country’s Health Minister Claude Evin have slammed the ad, branding it “unhealthy and inappropriate” following France’s decision to enforce a smoking ban in public places.

The poster has been swapped by unhappy film bosses, who insist the image depicts the true essence of France’s first daughter of fashion.

A rep for Warner France, the film’s studio, says, “For us, the real poster is where Coco Chanel is smoking in a natural pose that translates her strong personality and her modernity.”

source: sfgate.com

Posted on April 24, 2009   Categories: Articles , Coco Before Chanel , Movies , Public Appearances , Site MaintenanceLeave a Comment
The line up for the 2009 Cannes Film Festival has been announced, and it promises to be a rather interesting year on the Croissette. Quite a few Cannes-favourite directors return to the fold – Almodovar, Tarantino, Von Trier, To and Campion – but there are interesting films in the line-up from the likes of Terry Gilliam and Sam Raimi too.

Tarantino’s bringing Inglourious Basterds to town, in news long anticipated and planned but now confirmed. Almodovar’s latest Penelope Cruz-starrer, Broken Embraces, will also play (if you really can’t wait, that’s already out in Spain), while Von Trier will bring his intriguing Antichrist to the Festival too (check out the trailer).

Johnny To is back at the Festival (following a storming performance in 2005 for Election) with Vengeance, and Michael Haneke is bringing The White Ribbon, a black-and-white film about fascism in a German school in 1913.

The opening film is Pixar’s Up, which was already announced, but now we know that the Festival will close with Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky, Jan Koenen’s film that’s one of two competing Chanel biopics, with Anne Fontaine’s Audrey Tautou-starrer lagging behind suddenly.

Brits-wise, Ken Loach is bringing his footballing drama Looking For Eric (starring, among others, Eric Cantona!) and Andrea Arnold is bringing Fish Tank after winning the Jury Prize in 2006 for her debut film Red Road.

Ang Lee will premiere Taking Woodstock there, after a last-minute screening convinced organisers to include it. Liev Schreiber, Emile Hirsch and Jeffrey Dean Morgan star in that. Jane Campion brings Bright Star, about the poet Keats and his love affair with his next-door neighbour, with Ben Whishaw and Abbie Cornish.

Korea’s well represented with Park Chan-Wook bringing Thirst, about a man of faith turned into a vampire by a failed medical experiment, and Bong Joon-Ho (of The Host) bringing Mother to the Un Certain Regard section, about a mother’s search for the killer who framed her son.

Out of competition screenings include Terry Gilliam’s much-anticipated The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus and Sam Raimi’s Drag Me To Hell.

The full line up is below, with the Director’s Fortnight selection due to follow in a week or two. 52 films from 32 countries will be screened during the Festival, with 46 of those world premieres. The Festival runs from May 13 to 24.


Pedro Almodovar – Broken Embraces
Andrea Arnold – Fish Tank
Jacques Audiard – Un Prophete
Marco Bellocchio – Vincere
Jane Campion – Bright Star
Xavier Giannoli – A L’Origine
Isabel Coixet – Map of the Sounds of Tokyo
Michael Haneke – The White Ribbon
Ang Lee – Taking Woodstock
Ken Loach – Looking for Eric
Lou Ye – Spring Fever
Brillante Mendoza – Kinatay
Gaspar Noe – Enter The Void
Park Chan-Wook – Thirst
Alain Resnais – Les Herbes Folles
Elia Suleiman – The Time That Remains
Quentin Tarantino – Inglourious Basterds
Johnnie To – Vengeance
Tsai Ming-liang – Face
Lars Von Trier – Antichrist

Un Certain Regard

Bong Joon Ho – Mother
Alain Cavalier – Irene
Lee Daniels – Precious
Denis Dercourt- Demain Des L’Aube
Heitor Dhalia – Adrift
Bahman Ghobadi – Nobody Knows About The Persian Cats
Ciro Guerra – The Wind Journeys
Mia Hansen-Love – Le Pere De Mes Enfants
Hanno Hofer, Razvan Marculescu, Cristian Mungiu, Constantin Propescu and Ioanna Uricaru – Tales From The Golden Age
Nikolay Khomeriki – Tale In The Darkness
Yorgos Lanthimos -Dogtooth
Pavel Lounguine – Tzar
Raya Martin – Independencia
Corneliu Porumboiu – Police, Adjective
Pen-Ek Ratanaruang – Nymph
Joao Pedro Rodrigues – To Die Like A Man
Haim Tabakman – Eyes Wide Open
Warwick Thornton – Samson & Delilah
Jean Van De Velde – The Silent Army
Hirokazu Kore-Eda – Air Doll

Closing Film

Jan Kounen – Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky

Out of Competition

Robert Guediguian – L’Armee Du Crime
Alejandro Amenabar – Agora
Terry Gilliam The Imaginarium Of Dr Parnassus

Midnight Screenings

Stephane Aubier and Vincent Patar – A Town Called Panic
Sam Raimi – Drag Me To Hell
Marina De Van – Ne Te Retourne Pas

Special Screenings

Anne Aghion – My Neighbor, My Killer
Adolfo Alix Jr and Raya Martin – Manila
Souleymane Cisse – Min Ye
Michel Gondry – L’Epine Dans Le Coeur
Zhao Liang – Petition
Keren Yedaya – Jaffa

Helen O’Hara

source:  empireonline.com

Posted on April 13, 2009   Categories: Gallery , Magazines & Scans , Site MaintenanceLeave a Comment

Hey guys! I just added some scans from the April 2009 issue of Elle Belgium so check them out in the gallery!

Posted on April 9, 2009   Categories: Coco Before Chanel , Gallery , Movies , Public AppearancesLeave a Comment

Hey guys! Audrey attended the “Coco Avant Chanel” Paris Premiere the other day and i’ve added photos to the gallery. Check them out!:

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