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Berlinale 2012: Léa Seydoux On 'Farewell My Queen,' American Filmmaking & The Classic French Cinema She Loves

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 11, 2012 11:43 AM
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French actress Léa Seydoux has been bringing her Gallic brand of beauty and skill to Hollywood films for a few years now. But while she was reportedly on one of the shortlists to play Lisbeth Salander in "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" she has yet to lead a U.S.-made film, and instead has been slowly increasing her confidence in English-speaking roles by working in smaller parts for well-respected directors like Ridley Scott, Quentin Tarantino and Woody Allen.

Vincent Cassel & Lea Seydoux To Star In 'Beauty & The Beast' From Director Christophe Gans

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 10, 2012 12:01 AM
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As you already know, fairy tale films are the new hot thing. We've already had "Red Riding Hood" test the waters, and this year we'll see "Mirror Mirror" and "Snow White and the Huntsman," followed by "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters" and "Jack The Giant Killer" in 2013. While those are all interesting for various reasons, this latest announcement has shot a new fairy tale movie right to the top of our list.

Rising Stars Tahar Rahim & Lea Seydoux To Star In Nuclear-Powered Romantic Drama 'Grand Central'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 18, 2012 1:25 PM
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Two of our favorite breakouts of international cinema of the last few years have been Tahar Rahim and Lea Seydoux. The former made a scorching debut in Jacques Audiard's "A Prophet," followed up swiftly with "The Eagle" and "Black Gold," while the latter won a César nomination for "La Belle Persone" and more acclaim for "Lourdes," before making a big American splash last year as Owen Wilson's love interest in "Midnight in Paris" and as the buxom assassin in "Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol." So it makes perfect sense that the two are being teamed up together.

Lea Seydoux & Gad Elmaleh Join Michel Gondry's 'The Foam Of Days' With Audrey Tautou

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 17, 2012 9:40 AM
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Even though he's currently hard at work on his community-based, lo-fi and sci-fi tinged "The We & The I" inspired by a process book based on "Be Kind Rewind," Gondry has been quietly casting up the movie he'll do after that. Over last summer, two of the biggest names in French cinema -- Audrey Tautou and Romain Duris -- came aboard, and now two more starry bits of talent, who have also been making waves internationally, are joining the cast.

First Look At Diane Kruger As Marie Antoinette In Berlin Film Festival Opener 'Farewell, My Queen'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 4, 2012 9:16 AM
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Just when you thought you had a moment, it's all starting up again. A fresh movie year is ahead of us with major festivals at Sundance, SXSW and Cannes set to get the ball rolling in the first half of the year, and next month Berlin lays out their annual red carpet. This morning, organizers have announced that Benoit Jacquot's "Farewell, My Queen" will open the festival on February 9th.

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