From yesterday. 😉
And new related clippings thanks to Lorna! 🙂
Last night was the ‘Inauguration Cocktail Party’ for the Boutique Launch, which Eva attended along with Juliette Binoche, Jacqueline Bisset, Lily Cole, Virginie Ledoyen and others. It’ll be the largest in Europe and one of fifteen international boutiques offering exclusive collections and other fancy stuff. 😉 But not just that: Despite the goodies you can buy there they’ll display original art work from “Montblanc’s Cutting Edge Art Collection”. 🙂
UPDATE: Added 38 new HQs.
Happy new month, everyone! A big thank you goes out to mata as usual! 😉
Thanks to eden for the heads up on these!
One is a lovely MontBlanc video promoting “Signature for Good” (filmed in Hamburg, Germany, judging by the dress Eva is wearing), and the other two are from the Toronto International Film Festival and include – you guessed it – several scenes from “Cracks”. 😉
Sep 22 2009 By Heather Greenaway
HOLLYWOOD star Ewan McGregor went for a walk around Glasgow – alongside beautiful Bond girl Eva Green.
The pair, who are in town filming steamy drama The Last Word, were spotted out and about at several locations across the city yesterday.
But many people did not recognise the glamorous pair as they strolled hand-in-hand along the banks of the River Clyde.
One onlooker said: “I was just walking my dog when I met a couple coming towards me.
“I nodded hello and only did a double take when I spotted the cameras.
“I’m a big Ewan McGregor fan and I can’t believe I almost didn’t recognise him.
“I can’t wait to see the movie with Glasgow as the backdrop.”
Ewan, who plays a crazy chef and Eva, who plays his love interest, have also been shooting scenes in Strathclyde University kitchens and top Glasgow restaurants The Buttery and Guy’s.
A source said: “From what I’ve seen, Ewan plays a character not unlike Gordon Ramsay and they have filmed takes in various kitchens.
“They took over the whole of Guy’s restaurant for one night and were spotted using The Buttery as yet another location for the movie.
“All the inside scenes are being shot at Film City in Govan, where they have recreated a fully working professional kitchen.”
The Last Word is being billed as “a story about two people who fall in love just as the world starts falling apart”.
Stripped It is rumoured to include sex scenes, which is nothing new for either Ewan or Eva, who played Vesper Lynd opposite Daniel Craig in 2006’s Casino Royale.
French star Eva, 29, stripped off in The Dreamers in 2003.
Star Wars actor Ewan, 38, got naked in several films including Trainspotting and Young Adam.
Actor Ewan McGregor has been spotted filming scenes from his newest film on the waterfront in Glasgow.
The Trainspotting and Star Wars star was shooting scenes from The Last Word with co-star Eva Green on the banks of the River Clyde.
The film reunites McGregor with Young Adam director David Mackenzie and reportedly tells the story of a couple falling in love as the world falls victim to a pandemic.
Scripted by Danish writer Kim Fupz Aakeson, the story has been described as an “apocalyptic love story” and is expected to be released next year.
Dressed in a dark polo neck jumper and grey jacket, the Perth-born 38-year-old was seen sharing a joke with former Bond girl Green.
The pair were also pictured sheltering from the Scottish rain under a large umbrella.
Source (includes new picture!)
Bottom Line: Ridley’s daughter makes her directing debut with this stylishly unstuffy period piece.
Eva Green successfully leaves Bond behind as a free-spirited teacher at a British girls boarding school who isn’t all she’s cracked up to be in the erotically-laced period drama, “Cracked.”
Marking an assured feature debut by Jordan Scott (the daughter of Sir Ridley), the gorgeously appointed film might have benefited from a subtler touch, especially in its later frames, but the performances she coaxes from her all-female cast receive top marks.
Placement with a specialty outfit is a no-brainer.
The year is 1934, but you wouldn’t necessarily know it the way Green’s Miss G struts down the halls of the elite girls’ school where she instructs her swimming students that desire is the most important aspect of life.
With her cigarettes and silk pants she’s the embodiment of cool sensuality, but the arrival of an exotic Spanish student (Maria Valverde) causes irreparable fissures to form in that carefully cultivated facade.
Adapted by Scott, Ben Court and Caroline Ip from the novel by Sheila Kohler, the film neatly sets up the inevitable triangular power struggle between popular Miss G, the new girl and the resident mean girl (the superb Juno Temple), but once the heated plot kicks into gear, Scott gets a little heavy-handed with all those meaningful glances.
But she lends just the right weight to that tangible sexual tension hanging in the air and elicits confident performances, especially from Temple and Green, whose disarming stare can go from sultry to intimidating with the unblinking of an eye.
Production contributions are top drawer, led by cinematographer John Mathieson (a frequent collaborator of her father’s), whose radiant compositions — particularly those slow-motion diving sequences — strike the desired sensual chord.
Venue: Toronto International Film Festival (Distributor)
Production companies: Cracks The Film Ltd., Element Pictures, Future Films, Industry Entertainment, John Wells Prods., Killer Films, Scott Free Prods.
Sales: HandMade Films International
No rating, 104 minutes
Source: Hollywood Reporter
Following their screenings at the 34th Toronto Film Festival this week, Irish films ‘Cracks’ and ‘A Shine Of Rainbows’ have been chosen alongside ‘His & Hers’ and short films ‘The Mill’ and ‘If I Should Fall Behind’ for the 53rd London Film Festival which takes place next month.
Jordan Scott’s ‘Cracks’ starring Eva Green (‘Casino Royale’) will screen as part of the Film on the Square part of the festival whereas Vic Sarin’s ‘A Shine of Rainbows’ starring Aidan Quinn (‘Legends of the Fall’) and Connie Nelson (‘Gladiator’) has been selected for the World Cinema section. Ken Wardrop’s feature documentary ‘His & Hers’ will screen in the festival’s Europa programme.
‘The Mill’ directed by David Freyne (‘The Man in 301’), tells the story of a young boy who awakens whilst camping to discover he is entirely alone. It has been selected for the Landscape as Character short film programme while ‘If I Should Fall Behind’ from Morgan Bushe (Mr. Crocodile in the Cupboard’) deals with parents who are unable to deal with a family death leaving it up to their son to carry them all through their grief and has been selected for a section in the festival called The Young.
The 53rd London Film Festival takes place 14 – 29 October and will hold screenings all over London, including outdoor screenings of films on Trafalgar Square.