Romain Duris
French actor
Romain Duris
Romain Duris is a French actor.
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Michel Gondry's 'Mood Indigo': inside the mind of the eternally playful director
Yahoo News - over 2 years
The 51-year-old French director of such fantastical, visually mesmerizing movies as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Science of Sleep and Be Kind Rewind is thin, cool, and reserved, though his boyish blue eyes contain a mischievous glimmer. Based on a seminal 1947 French novel L'Écume des jours ("Froth on the Daydream," adapted as "Foam on the Daze" in the US), the film is a dreamy romantic comedy that follows a wealthy French dilettante, Colin (Romain Duris), as he woos a woman, Chloe (Audrey Tautou), who falls ill with a peculiar sickness: a flower growing inside her chest. I sat down with Gondry in New York to ask ask him about the film, his upcoming projects, and his relationship with technology old and new. I watched Mood Indigo through a Vimeo link that your representatives sent me.
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Audrey Tautou Describes 'Mood Indigo' As Once In A Lifetime Experience
Huffington Post - over 2 years
When you mix the imagination behind "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and "The Science of Sleep" with the beloved French actress Audrey Tautou, best known for "Amélie," you get something magical. "Mood Indigo," a new film directed by Gondry, brings the two together for a story told through a variety of stunning, surreal sequences. An adaptation of Boris Vian's 1947 French novel "Froth on the Daydream," the film traces the love story of Colin (Romain Duris) and Chloé (Tautou) as she develops a sickness that can only be treated by surrounding her with flowers. "Mood Indigo" (original title: "L'ecume des jours") marks the fourth time Tautou and Duris have worked together (following "L'Auberge Espagnole," "Russian Dolls" and "Chinese Puzzle"). From France via telephone, Tautou spoke to HuffPost Entertainment about "Mood Indigo," which she described as a "very unconventional and unique experience." The flying cloud scene is real, and scary. No surprise, "Mood Indigo" is re ...
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You Bet Your Life!
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Are you a compulsive gambler? Does the mere thought of betting on outcomes, guessing the odds, or "shorting" a stock make you cream your Goldman Sachs designer label jeans? If the mere suggestion of playing Truth or Dare? gives you an erection, your favorite musical is probably 1950's Guys and Dolls. Where else can you hear a driven, pulsing anthem to gambling like "Luck Be A Lady" (sung here by Brandon O'Neill in a 2011 production of the Frank Loesser musical at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre)? Some people simply can't resist the chance to make a bet or the challenge to meet one. Whether that bet involves traveling around the world in 80 days or transforming a poor Cockney flower girl into a woman of poise who could charm the Queen of England, no prize is as delicious as the satisfaction of planning one's triumph. * * * * * * * * * * Let me be frank: I had a blast watching the new French comedy, Populaire, for reasons that might elude most viewers. In the late 1950s ...
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'Populaire' review: Salute to Hollywood of '50s
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
The film is all glossy colors, lightweight to the core, steering a dizzy plot through familiar turns toward a foregone conclusion. In its visual storytelling, the movie brings to mind works (not all of them comedies) by Vincente Minnelli and Douglas Sirk, and even some of Billy Wilder's pictures. Rose Pamphyle (Déborah François, with a Grace Kelly air), a 21-year-old tired of working at her father's small-town store, heads for a larger city, where she joins a long line of ambitious women aching to be hired by handsome, well-dressed Louis (Romain Duris of "The Beat That My Heart Skipped"), who runs an insurance office. Director Régis Roinsard gets much comic mileage from the frequent competition scenes, rooms full of young women ack-ack-acking away at their typewriters, pausing only to slap the carriages back, while supporters cheer them on. [...] the film as a whole could use some judicious trims. There's also a sex scene that would never have gotten past the studio censors back i ...
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New on DVD and Blu-ray, March 22
San Francisco Chronicle - almost 4 years
New on DVD and Blu-ray, March 22 Bachelorette Three skinny, self-absorbed, drug-snorting snots (Kirsten Dunst, Lizzy Caplan and Isla Fisher) accidentally tear the wedding dress of an overweight friend (Rebel Wilson) and set off on a wee-hours crusade to fix it. The Big Picture Based on Douglas Kennedy's 1997 novel, this ambitious French thriller focuses on a Parisian lawyer (Romain Duris) who kills his wife's lover, assumes the man's identity and goes on the lam. An Unexpected Journey One of the big disappointments of the year, this first in a projected trilogy - all taken from one modest 300-page book - is a massive, overblown, under-plotted bore, despite the ideal casting of Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins. Rust and Bone Marion Cotillard is remarkable in this thoroughly unconventional French love story about a killer-whale trainer who loses her legs in an accident and the bouncer/street fighter who becomes her friend. Zero Dark Thirty Jessica Chastain gives ...
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Now Playing
San Francisco Chronicle - about 4 years
Now Playing Anna Karenina Joe Wright's misguided and miscast version of the Tolstoy classic uses a host of distancing devices - namely doing the movie as though it took place on a stage - but the effect is to render something cold that should have been warm. Argo That Ben Affleck can direct a film this smart, this gripping, is no surprise any longer, but still - his account of a rescue effort during the Iran hostage crisis is as precise as it is suspenseful. Affleck plays the CIA operative who aims to fly out six Americans posing as a film crew for a fake movie. The Big Picture Based on Douglas Kennedy's 1997 novel, this ambitious French thriller focuses on a Parisian lawyer (Romain Duris) who kills his wife's lover, a photographer, then assumes his identity and goes on the lam. Chasing Ice This documentary presents striking visual evidence of global warming in the form of time-lapse photo sequences of glaciers melting and breaking up. The film shows us too m ...
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Now Playing
San Francisco Chronicle - about 4 years
Now Playing Anna Karenina Joe Wright's misguided and miscast version of the Tolstoy classic uses a host of distancing devices - namely doing the movie as though it took place on a stage - but the effect is to render something cold that should have been warm. Argo The fact that Ben Affleck can direct a film this smart and this gripping is no longer a surprise to anyone, but even so - his account here of a rescue effort during the Iran hostage crisis in 1980 is as precise as it is suspenseful. Affleck plays the CIA operative who aims to fly out six Americans posing as a film crew for a fake movie. The Big Picture Based on Douglas Kennedy's 1997 novel, this ambitious French thriller focuses on a Parisian lawyer (Romain Duris) who kills his wife's lover, a photographer, then assumes his identity and goes on the lam. Brooklyn Castle This captivating documentary by Katie Dellamaggiore tells the uplifting story of the chess program at Brooklyn's Intermediate School 1 ...
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'Big Picture' review: New life, old fears
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
'Big Picture' review: New life, old fears The ambitious French thriller "The Big Picture" looks to stake a claim in Patricia Highsmith territory and, except for an underbaked ending, does a fairly decent job of it. The film, based on Douglas Kennedy's 1997 novel, takes familiar material - involving a violent crime and an assumed identity - and nudges it just enough to keep us interested for most of the ride. Paul (Romain Duris of "The Beat That My Heart Skipped") is a handsome, well-off Parisian lawyer with a couple of kids he adores and an unhappy wife (Marina Foïs). Everything changes when Paul gets a hint that his wife is sleeping with a neighbor, a photographer who is struggling financially but still practicing his art, and goes to confront the man, who responds provocatively.
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First Images from Michel Gondry’s MOOD INDIGO
Collider - over 4 years
The first images from director Michel Gondry’s Mood Indigo have gone online, and they’re wonderfully surreal.  The French film “follows Colin (Romain Duris), the wealthy inventor of an olfactory musical instrument, the pianocktail. He marries Chloe (Audrey Tautou), but unfortunately, she falls ill during their honeymoon thanks to a water lily that enters her lung, and the only way to treat the ailment is to surround her with flowers — and the expense soon drains his funds.”  While Gondry’s recent work (The Green Hornet) has lacked the visual panache of his earlier films (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), these first images from Mood Indigo indicate that he’s back into beautifully strange mode. Hit the jump to check out the images.  The film also stars Omar Sy, Gad Elmaleh, and Léa Seydoux. Images courtesy of La Monde (via The Playlist). [gallery link="file" order="DESC" columns="1"]  
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Photos: The Wacky Cars Of Michel Gondry’s ‘The Froth on the Daydream’
Film - almost 5 years
There’s nothing like a good Michel Gondry movie to warp your fragile little mind. Whether he’s wiping out memories, sweding blockbusters or walking around with giant hands, Gondry’s films always have a unique and memorable aesthetic. He’s currently in France filming The Froth on the Daydream with Audrey Tautou, based on the 1947 novel by Boris Vian, and it seems the film will be more of the same. A French site has come upon a bunch of very uniquely designed cars from the set of the film, which you can see a full gallery of after the jump. The below images are from Blenheim Gang, with a heads up from Gizmodo. This is just a sampling, head to that site for more detailed looks at all of these cars. If you mouse over each car, you can read what kind of car these designs began with. All old school European models. Gondry’s film is based on the book L’Écume des Jours, which is translated in English to Froth on the Daydream or Foam on the Daze. We’re not sure what the Englis ...
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MPI Launches Theatrical Label; Taps Distribution Vets
Movie Line - almost 5 years
The theatrical specialty release space has a new contender joining the fray. Chicago-based entertainment company MPI Media Group is launching a new theatrical distribution label with an initial slate of seven titles and have tapped veteran execs to spearhead operations. MPI's EVP Greg Newman will oversee the newly dubbed MPI Pictures, which will be led by former Wellspring co-chief and producer Marie Therese Guirgis who will serve as Head of Theatrical Distribution. Guirgis and Newman will attend the upcoming Cannes Film Market to acquire more titles for release under its label. Also joining the team to oversee the initial MPI lineup are distribution executive Emily Woodburne (formerly of BEV Pictures) and marketing exec Dan Goldberg (formerly of Wellspring and IFC Films). MPI Pictures will specialize in foreign-language art house fare as well as "high end genre and American independent films," according to MPI. ""The audience for commercial foreign-language and independent films r ...
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ARTINFO: Blue-Chip Modern: Who Are the Most Bankable Stars of 20th Century Design?
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
In the season of heavy-hitting antiques trading that opens each new year, including the Americana sales at Christie's and Sotheby's in New York, the Winter Antiques Show in late January at the Park Avenue Armory is the flagship event, presenting the most blue-blooded, blue-chip material that dealers can summon. As of three years ago, the show pushed its qualifying cutoff date for that material forward to 1969, so that a broad swath of 20th-century design is now on view.  Alongside the Queen Anne mirrors from Cotton Mather's family, the medieval miniatures, and the stone-robed Dianas, you might find Billy Baldwin slipper chairs, Samuel Marx secretaries, and Axel Salto ceramics. A farvile glass and wrought-iron fire screen (c. 1905) from Tiffany Studios fetched $1,665,000 in their December 2007 sale of important works of art / Courtesy Christie's The question remains: Is there a blue-chip category in modern design? The short answer is yes. The 20th-century market is st ...
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ARTINFO: Behind the New Wave of Artist Documentaries, Part II: Directors on Filming Gerhard Richter and Gregory Crewdson
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
This is the second in a two-part series examining the recent crop of documentary films devoted to the lives of artists. CORINNA BELZ ON GERHARD RICHTER Documentaries about Ai Weiwei and Marina Abramovic make a certain kind of organic sense: both have the magnetic personalities of true media stars. But Gerhard Richter would hardly seem to be an ideal subject. He may be about as successful and famous as a contemporary painter could be, but he is notably attention-averse. Yet Corinna Belz's recent high-profile doc "Gerhard Richter Painting," which premiered earlier this month at Film Forum to sold-out audiences, actually makes a virtue of this fact, depending on the conceit of penetrating the intimate world of the master painter, following him as he squeegees a group of canvases in his studio. "Gerhard Richter Painting" and "Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters" / Courtesy of Zero One Film and www.gregorycrewdsonmovie.com Richter is, of course, a bona-fide art celebri ...
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Romain Duris, Déborah François, Bérénice Béjo, Nicolas Bedos, Mélanie Bernier ... - ECRAN NOIR
Google News - over 5 years
Romain Duris, Déborah François (Le premier jour du reste de ta vie), Bérénice Béjo (OSS 117, The Artist), Nicolas Bedos (chroniqueur à Marianne depuis la rentrée), Mélanie Bernier (Le coach, L'assaut), Eddy Mitchell (chanteur dorénavant à la retraite,
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Romain Duris dans une nouvelle comédie - Canoë
Google News - over 5 years
Après avoir connu beaucoup de succès avec L'Arnacoeur, Romain Duris enchaîne avec une nouvelle comédie, Populaire. Selon Écran Total, l'action de ce film, réalisé par Régis Roinsard, se déroule entre 1958 et 1960. Duris sera le patron d'un cabinet
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Michel Gondry Returns to the Weird and Wonderful with 'Foam of the Days' - Film School Rejects
Google News - over 5 years
As luck would have it, Audrey Tautou, Romain Duris, Lea Seydoux, and Jamel Debbouze are all in line to play roles (even though they aren't contractually final at this point). Tatou is no stranger to American audiences, but it will be nice to see them
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Michel Gondry Returning to French Films with 'The Foam of the Daze' - First Showing
Google News - over 5 years
In addition, the film already has some great talent attached including Audry Tatou (Amélie), Lea Seydoux (Midnight in Paris), Romain Duris (Heartbreaker) and Jamel Debbouze (Outside of the Law). The story has been called "the most heartbreakingly
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