At first I was terrified by my text and then I understood that her monologues were like the sound of silence,” said Cotillard.
Making his first non-Canadian film, Dolan managed to gather a high-powered French cast, including Marion Cotillard, Lea Seydoux, Vincent Cassel and Nathalie Baye.
“I’m happy to be in Cannes with these people whom I love and this film, which I considered to be my best,” said Dolan with a genuinely proud smile.
Cotillard, who also stars in Nicole Garcia’s competition entry “From the Land of the Moon,” said she struggled a great deal to learn her text on this dialogue-heavy film.
My character Catherine says very little, but when she talks it’s as if a flood of incoherences came out of her mouth: it’s mostly aborted sentences and redundancies.
French actor and model, son of a designer, he began as an actor in the early 2000s after appearing in a short film in 1996.
Then he specialized in horror films: "The Brotherhood of the Wolf" and "Hannibal Rising" (playing Lecter).