Friday, 30 July 2010

Gainsbourg released in UK cinemas today

Those of you who love French Film will not be disappointed!
Synopsis

From visionary graphic artist and director Joann Sfar comes a completely original take on one of France’s greatest mavericks, the illustrious and infamous Serge Gainsbourg.

GAINSBOURG is an enchanting glimpse at his early life, growing up in 1940s Nazi-occupied Paris, and through his successful song-writing years in the 1960s until his death in 1991.

Taking the best from LA VIE EN ROSE and AMELIE, GAINSBOURG is one of 2010’s highly awaited films brought to us by one of the most beloved graphic artists of our time and the team behind the magical creatures of PAN’S LABYRINTH

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky Film Release

On the 6th August Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky is released in UK cinemas.

Claire & Anthony Bueno were lucky enough to interview the stars of the film, the delightful Mads Mikkelsen (Clash Of The Titan's, Valhalla Rising, Casino Royale) and Anna Mouglalis (Gainsbourg (Vie héroïque) about their portrayal of the Russian composer and Style Icon.

To view the video visit http://www.youtube.com/user/PremiereScene

Plot Summary


Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work. Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring is about to be performed. The revolutionary dissonances of Igor's work parallel Coco's radical ideas. She wants to democratize women's fashion; he wants to redefine musical taste. Coco attends the scandalous first performance of The Rite in a chic white dress. The music and ballet are criticized as too modern, too foreign. Coco is moved but Igor is inconsolable. Paris 1920, Coco is newly wealthy and successful but grief-stricken after Boy's death in a car crash. Igor, following the Russian Revolution is now a penniless refugee living in exile in Paris. Coco is introduced to Igor by Diaghilev, impresario of the Ballets Russes. The attraction between them is instant and electric. Coco invites Igor along with his wife - now sick with consumption - together with his four children and a menagerie of birds to stay at her new villa, Bel Respiro, in Garches.