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G   /   May 05, 2015   /   0 Comments

“I love extremes”

Fatale in Sin City, possessed in Penny Dreadful, the actress with 50 shades of dark is now shooting the new Tim Burton film. Today, the bewitched muse of L’Oréal Professionnel dreams of comedy.

Daughter of a cinema icon of the 70’s – paragon of the sexy and cheeky French – and of a Swedish dentist, Eva Green resembles nobody else, even if she comes with a twin sister the story reveals nothing about but the name. 

The chosen one, it’s her. Eva Green. Even if it may sound like a pseudonym, it isn’t one. Eva, Ève, biblical name of legendary echo and cinematographic reminiscence – Losey, Mankiewicz. Green : the green of her eyes? They’re blue, huge and particularly expressive. Back in the days of mute cinema, she would have made acarnage. Although it would have been a shame, her low voice is a treasure.

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G   /   March 11, 2015   /   0 Comments

There are few experiences in modern cinema quite as intoxicating as watching Eva Green behaving badly. Whether she’s an American housewife on the verge of a nervous breakdown in White Bird in a Blizzard, or fixing those deep turquoise eyes on her oppressors in the revenge western The Salvation, or wrestling demons in the TV series Penny Dreadful, it’s impossible to tear your gaze away.

Green is an enigma, hiding in plain sight. She’s a femme fatale with as many female admirers as male ones, a Bond girl who all but ate Bond for breakfast. Her beauty is of the troubling sort that drives prim conformists mad – they’re forever wanting her to fix her teeth, go easy on the eye make-up, tone down the witchiness and look like everyone else.

Read the full article here on telegraph.co.uk.

G   /   March 05, 2015   /   1 Comment

The Salvation is director Kristian Levring’s epic Western tale of revenge and justice. It tells the story of Jon (played by Mads Mikkelsen), a peaceful American settler of Danish decent who kills his family’s murderers which unleashes the fury of a notorious gang leader (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) whose plans of revenge and mayhem is almost foiled by his mute sister-in-law Madeleine (Eva Green). Jon’s cowardly fellow townspeople then betray him, forcing him to hunt down the outlaws alone. Here we talk to veteran South African actor Sean Cameron Michael on his thoughts on his career, filming in South Africa, The Salvation, his current hit tv show Black Sails and his favorite Eva Green project.

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You’ve played a variety of characters on various mediums (theatre, film, television, shorts and commercials) and genres. Do you have a preferred medium or genre to work on? Do you have a particular favorite project or character of yours?

Yes, I’ve been very fortunate to work on many interesting and exciting projects over the past 30 years or so.  Each medium, whether it be theatre (and the instantaneous energy of a live audience) or on-camera work (TV series, films, docudramas, music videos, etc), they all have their own unique requirement, challenges and style.  I’ve been acting and performing all my life.  It’s what I love and I’m truly grateful for every opportunity that I am given.  It inspires and fulfills me immensely to work with new and aspiring directors and writers, to help bring their creations to life.  At the same time, I’m continually learning and experiencing, working with highly regarded filmmakers and artistes who have reached the pinnacle of success. It’s hard to choose a favorite.  Each experience is special and exhilarating actually.

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G   /   March 05, 2015   /   0 Comments

G   /   February 08, 2015   /   1 Comment

 

The Salvation hits Video On Demand (VOD) and opens in limited release on February 27th. Please check your local theaters for availability.

G   /   February 03, 2015   /   0 Comments

Congratulations to Kristian Levring and to the cast and crew of The Salvation! The film got 7 Robert Awards Nominations:

Best Set Design
Best Photography
Best Costumes
Best Make-up Artist
Best Soundtrack
Best Visual Effects
Public Prize

For more information on the Robert Awards and the other nominees and categories, click HERE.

 

Source: EkkoFilm

G   /   December 30, 2014   /   19 Comments

No one can deny that 2014 is such an epic year for Eva and as we look back to the busy, crazy and hands down amazing year that has been, let us know of your favorite Eva Green moments from this year!

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1) Favorite Eva Green Project of 2014

2) Favorite Eva Green Character of 2014

3) Favorite Eva Green Red Carpet Moment of 2014

4) Favorite Eva Green Quote of 2014

5) Favorite Eva Green Character Quote of 2014

Share your thoughts, choices and hopes for the coming year with other fans on the comment section. Here’s to a promising and successful 2015 for Eva! Cheers!

G   /   November 08, 2014   /   1 Comment

 

We have added new and old videos on our Youtube Channel. Be sure to check them out!

G   /   September 15, 2014   /   0 Comments

The Salvation will be released in Russia on November 6, 2014

 

Other release dates:

October 2, 2014 – UK

October 9, 2014 – Germany

November 6, 2014 – The Netherlands

 

Future release dates to other countries and territories will be posted here once they are available.

G   /   September 11, 2014   /   1 Comment

By Scott Roxborough

UPIE will release Kristian Levering’s feature, co-starring Eva Green, across Latin America, Eastern Europe and South Africa

Universal Pictures International Entertainment (UPIE) has picked up Kristian Levring’s western The Salvation, featuring Hannibal star Mads Mikkelsen, for multiple international territories.

In a deal announced in Toronto, UPIE acquired The Salvation for all of Latin America, Eastern Europe and South Africa.

TrustNordisk is handling international sales on the feature, which co-stars Eva Green. Trust’s head of sales Susan Wendt negotiated the deal.

“(This deal) strongly indicates that the international market place is more than ready for a western of Scandinavian origin,” Wendt said.

The Salvation, co-written by Levring and Denmark’s Anders Thomas Jensen (In a Better World) features an ensemble cast that includes Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Mikael Persbrandt,Jonathan Pryce and French soccer star turned actor Eric Cantona.

Mikkelsen stars as a Danish settler in 19th century America who sets out to avenge his family.

Buyers jumped on the film after its premiere as a midnight screening in Cannes, with IFC Films picking up North American rights, Concorde taking Germany and Austria and Tohokushinsha acquiring Japanese rights, among several other deals.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

G   /   September 10, 2014   /   2 Comments

The Salvation will be shown under the Thrill Gala during BFI’s London Film Festival next month which runs between October 8-19.

  • Director Kristian Levring
  • Producer Sisse Graum Jørgensen
  • Screenwriter Kristian Levring
  • With Mads Mikkelsen
  • Denmark 2014
  • 91 mins
  • UK distribution Warner Bros UK

The western rides again in Kristian Levring’s gripping tale of hate, murder and revenge on the pioneer trail. The year is 1871, and ex-pat Danish soldier Jon (Mads Mikkelsen) is welcoming his wife and son from the old country. Taking the stagecoach to his farm near Black Creek, the family are joined by a drunken outlaw and his taciturn sidekick, and when the bandit makes a pass at Jon’s wife, all hell breaks loose. Jon fights back, but his actions send shockwaves through the local community, drawing the ire of local tyrant Delarue (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), who demands that amends must be paid with human lives. Paying steely, square-jawed homage to the laconic antiheroes of Sergios Corbucci and Leone, Mikkelsen fights dirty to keep the town clean, finding an unlikely ally in Delarue’s mute Native American wife Madelaine (Eva Green), a woman with a fierce warrior spirit. As for Black Creek itself, populated by shifty, characterful faces – notably Jonathan Pryce as the undertaker/mayor Keane and Douglas Henshall as the priest/sheriff Mallick – that, too, may be more than it seems, while Levring gives the muddy, bloody Old West a hyperreal makeover as tempers hit boiling point under its thunderous killing skies.

– Damon Wise

 

Here’s the screening schedule during the festival:

  • Oct 14, 2014 6:00 PM
  • Odeon West End, Screen 2
  • Oct 15, 2014 3:00 PM
  • Odeon West End, Screen 2
  • Oct 17, 2014 6:30 PM
  • Vue Cinema Islington, Screen 1

Festival Full Film Programme List HERE.

G   /   September 07, 2014   /   0 Comments

Our friend Thomas Perillon of Le Bleu du Miroir recently got to interview The Salvation’s director Kristian Levring and its main protagonist and Eva Green co-star Mads Mikkelsen in Paris. Here are what they have said about Eva and her participation in the film:

THOMAS PERILLON: Mads Mikkelsen was an obvious choice for the main part. What about Eva Green who probably has the most complex and enigmatic part of the movie ?


KRISTIAN LEVRING: Actually, I met Eva pretty quickly after Mads confirmed us his will to do it. I needed an actress with the necessary strength for the part, to play this mute character on screen. I had the feeling that Eva would be interesting in that way. When I met her, we started to talk about the part, she was very intrigued but a bit uncomfortable. For an actor, dialogues are very important. But she made her decision during this first meeting because she really wanted to accept that challenge. Working with Eva was very easy. She understood immediately what I was expecting from her to play Madelaine, how to communicate only with her eyes and body-posture. 

THOMAS PERILLON: What you did in The Salvation with this character Avenger driven by Mads Mikkelsen or mute Widow played by Eva Green…

Exactly. When we wrote the film, we have severely limited the dialogues. Sometimes a character had long dialogues but it was not true to the spirit of the Western. We had to shorten to go to the essentials. So we are left with very little dialogue – especially compared to what I used to do. It also was a challenge that was interesting to meet: Bringing more things with the fewest possible words. Suggest rather than show.

THOMAS PERILLON: What made you think about Madelaine’s character, played by Eva Green?

KRISTIAN LEVRING: Her character was made after a classic western, The Searchers by John Ford. In his 50s movie, John Wayne goes looking for a woman who got kidnapped by the Indians. I love this movie, it’s a masterpiece. Madelaine’s story is mainly inspired by this character.

Read the rest of Thomas’ interview with Kristian Levring HERE.

THOMAS PERILLON: This is the second time you co-star with Eva Green and still no word exchanged on the screen. It’s a funny coincidence, right?

MADS MIKKELSEN: That’s right, this is not the first time we made ​​this remark … In the film we had shot before, we had not hardly spoken to (Mads Mikkelsen and Eva Green does not communicate in their common sequences of Casino Royale , ed.) And in this one … I do not say a word either! You could say that we had an almost brotherly relationship. But Eva is a beautiful woman and a fantastic actress with whom I enjoyed reworking.

Read the rest of Thomas’ interview with Mads Mikkelsen HERE.

Special thanks to Thomas and Le Bleu du Miroir for sharing these interviews to us! Follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr.

G   /   August 20, 2014   /   0 Comments

The Salvation, starring Eva Green and Mads Mikkelsen, directed by Kristian Levring, will be released on September 3, 2014 in Belgium and Luxembourg.

 

 

G   /   August 04, 2014   /   0 Comments

The Salvation opens in Germany on October 9.

G   /   July 21, 2014   /   1 Comment

Thanks to Liz of Mads Mikkelsen Source who relayed to us that Anne Mette Juul, Director of Svend Prisen  2014, confirmed to her that international voting is accepted in choosing the winners of  Sven Prisen 2014.  The Salvation is up for the Most Popular Danish Film title while Mads Mikkelsen and our dear Eva are up for Best Actor and Best International Actor in a Danish Film title respectively. Svend Prisen is the only Danish Film Award giving body where it’s the audience who decides who the winners will be. Voting ends on August 24, 2014. 

To vote for all three categories, CLICK HERE!!!