Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Lombardi

One of my favorite performances of Marion's is her portrayal of Tina Lombardi in "A Very Long Engagement." (And because I want to appear smart and worldly, here's the French title: "Un Long Dimanche de Fiançailles." Yes, cut + paste is a wonderful thing).

Marion has a very short role in this lenghty, WWI film, but she practically steals the show. This particular scene is heartbreaking (if you haven't seen the film, I wouldn't recommend watching this particular sequence--it's a bit spoilerish, especially as it relates to the Lombardi character).



As you probably know, this performance earned Cotillard the César award for Best Supporting Actress. The film itself is pretty magical--worth checking out.

ETA: If you noticed, Tina Lombardi didn't have any regrets either.

3 comments:

k_obrien said...

sorry to be a spammer, but this has been on my must-see list for a while. marion and audrey = awesome.

Cotillard-Admin said...

Please, you're not a spammer! By the way, hope you didn't watch the video if you haven't seen the film yet--it's a bit spoilerish (I'll put a spoiler alert on the post right now).

Definitely rent it--it's a trip. Jeunet is a mad genius.

k_obrien said...

i started to watch it, but realized about 45 seconds in that it would spoil me.

i love jean-pierre jeunet...delicatessen, amelie. everything he does just LOOKS beautiful, and then on TOP of it the acting and writing is always fabulous too.