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Watch: Nicolas Winding Refn-Directed Ad For Yves Saint Laurent Starring Jessica Chastain

by Kevin Jagernauth
September 16, 2012 9:49 AM
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While we continue to wait patiently for "Only God Forgives," Nicolas Winding Refn seems to be spending a good part of his 2012 shooting beautiful women in fashion spots. Nice work if you get it. As you know, he's already dropped his Gucci ad with Blake Lively (watch here) and now he's gone over to Yves Saint Laurent for another gig.

Jessica Chastain stars this time, and as usual, these things are more about feeling than narrative coherence. So, on that level, Refn has definitely created something sensual for Manifesto. After the advert, you can check out the behind-the-scenes, making-of video to see Refn and Chastain in action on set. Will this lead to a feature collaboration down the road? Let's hope so. Anyway, give it a spin below. [Celebrity-Gossip]

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  • DG | September 16, 2012 7:47 PMReply

    Hopefully all these fashion ads will also lead to a series of NWR signature model floor rugs/waist wraps. But I'd take a Chastain/Refn movie as well

  • Corvo | September 16, 2012 5:35 PMReply

    For ONLY GOD FORGIVES we have to wait until Cannes 2013.

  • Lou | September 16, 2012 1:46 PMReply

    I have to disagree. Both ads are very banal and unimaginative. People who can do no wrong are not of this world. Watch the videos with Monica Bellucci and the one with Laetitia Casta for Dolce e Gabbana.

  • Archer Slyce | September 16, 2012 2:01 PM

    It seems to me I've already seen this a hundred times before. I mean it. Maybe it's due to me being french but I literally see this twice a day on TV (don't you have these oversea ?). A beautiful woman staring at a beautiful man, slow-motion in classy settings ect. The homeopathic narrative doesn't add much.

  • Jordan J. | September 16, 2012 1:27 PMReply

    I do not understand what anyone sees in Jessica Chastain. One of the worst actresses currently working. She keeps showing up in films I want to see, and she hasn't given a single decent performance yet. Please, stop hiring her!

  • Brad | September 16, 2012 7:59 PM

    There is a short list of impeccably talented actress, and if Jessica Chastain is not on the top of the list she is definitely on it. She hasn't given anything but great performances in everything she has been in. I am not sure what your definition of decent is, but it may need to be adjusted.

  • Anonymouse | September 16, 2012 3:59 PM

    the fact that nearly every director wants to work with her makes your argument a moot one. her performances in Tree of Life, Take Shelter, and The Debt were spectacular.

  • AS | September 16, 2012 12:45 PMReply

    I could watch Refn at work all day.

  • Christian Balefsfdsd | September 16, 2012 10:51 AMReply

    A want a proper Jessica Chastain/Nicolas Winding Refn feature film collaboration dammit!

  • Eoin Daly | September 16, 2012 10:08 AMReply

    Jessica can do no wrong in my mind! She is one of the best working actress's out there (no wonder people want her to do over five films a year). I like the YvesSanitLaurent ads better because when I look at Lively's face I see another blond with no spakle behind her eyes unlike Chastain is a far greater actress and I cannot scream enough how much I LOVE JESSICA CHASTAIN!

  • Lou | September 16, 2012 1:04 PM

    The success of the ad will be determined when we will find out which scent sell more. Which people want Chastain to do more than five films a year? They must hate the poor woman, as she is already reaching the saturation level.

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