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Archive for the ‘“Gemma Bovery”’ Category
  M.   April 03, 2016

I’ve updated the gallery with lots of new Gemma Bovery posters and stills. I’ve also replaced some of our old ones with HQ versions of them.

GALLERY LINKS:
– Movies & Television > Gemma Bovery (2014) > Posters & Covers
– Movies & Television > Gemma Bovery (2014) > Production Stills

  Nicole   January 08, 2016

Back in August, when we were still offline due to change of host, Gemma was featured in Stylist Magazine. Now the scans have been – finally – added to the gallery. She talks mostly about Gemma Bovery, enjoy :)

Magazine Scans > Scans from 2015 > Stylist Magazine – August 04, 2015
  Nicole   October 31, 2015

Back in August, Gemma attended the UK premiere of Gemma Bovery during the at the Film4 Summer Screen at the Somerset House. Lots of photos have now been added to the gallery, with big thanks to Emily for helping us with some HQs! Be sure to check them out, enjoy!

Public Events > Gemma Bovery UK Premiere [+567]
  M.   October 29, 2015

It’s good to be back!!! Unfortunately, last August our host which had gloriously hosted us for over 7 years told us on a very short notice that they’d close doors. We were left without an online home and had to find another one. When we did, we couldn’t make the old thumbnails show up properly. You’ll probably notice that. But we decide to reopen the site anyway, while we try to fix the old thumbnails and other issues that we might have to deal with. So, please, bear with us and wish us a warm welcome back and keep coming back for your Gemma Arterton fix! In the meantime, I’ve added scans from 2015 that weren’t in our gallery yet. Enjoy! :D


GALLERY LINKS:
– Magazine Scans > Scans from 2015 > TV Extra (UK) – August 16, 2015
– Magazine Scans > Scans from 2015 > Hello! (UK) – August 24, 2015
– Movies & Television > The Voices (2014) > Related Clippings > Trois Couleurs (France) – March 2015
– Movies & Television > Gemma Bovery (2014) > Related Clippings > Movies By Mills (UK) – August 2015
– Movies & Television > The Voices (2014) > Related Clippings > Deadline (Germany) – September/October 2015
– Magazine Scans > Scans from 2015 > Square Mile (UK) – November 2015
– Movies & Television > Gemma Bovery (2014) > Related Clippings > Coolture “Y” (France) – August 2014

  Nicole   May 27, 2015

METRO.US – With “Gemma Bovery,” Gemma Arterton joins Kristin Scott Thomas on the list of English actors who can speak French in French movies. In the film, she plays an Englishwoman who moves to the south of France and attracts the attention of an academic-turned-baker (Fabrice Luchini), who thinks she’s reminiscent of the hero of Flaubert’s “Madame Bovary.” Arterton herself fared better on her trip to France, which is also a country that offers better roles for women than the fare she was being offered in Hollywood. Indeed, after breaking through with roles in “Quantum of Solace,” “Clash of the Titans” and “Prince of Persia,” she has segued into almost exclusively smaller and more challenging films.

Had you been looking to do a film in France?
No, it just came by chance. It really changed my life, this film. I didn’t speak French before, and I was seduced by the fact that I’d have to learn French in a very short amount of time. So I learned French and now I speak fluent French. I moved over to Paris, and now I live between London and Paris. And I met my boyfriend, who’s French. The whole thing is because of this movie. [Laughs] Now I have a French agent, and I and I’m starting to work in France in French-language movies, which is a dream for me. They make many more movies in France than in the U.K., and many more of my type of movies. This whole new door is open. I wasn’t looking for it to open.

What method did you use to learn French so quickly?
I did this intensive two-week, really hardcore French course, where you stay in a family’s house. I would have breakfast and dinner with them, and then do eight hours of one-on-one French lessons. When I went there I didn’t speak any French. When I left I had enough in me to start speaking French to people.

It must be strange, at first, to act in a language you’re new to.
At the point of shooting I was only six months into learning French. I wanted to be able to improvise between the lines. I was working with an actor who was incredibly erudite and lingual: Fabrice Luchini, who is known for going off on massive tangents about literature. I wanted to have a modicum of comprehension with him, even though most of the time I couldn’t understand what he was saying. I would just nod and smile. When you learn another language you have to learn it physically rather than mentally. When you speak in a language or an accent that you’re not completely secure with, you often to it in a different voice. I know that when I speak French I speak a little higher. The director, Anne Fontaine, has had experience with American actors who had to learn French. They had to learn it phonetically and rhythmically. She said you need to walk around with the text, to do something physical, like washing up, while you’re learning it, so you can be comfortable with it on the day.

Have you gotten to the point where you can read “Madame Bovary” in French, which is often said, more than other translated novels, to be the ideal way to read it?
I haven’t! Maybe I should now. My reading is pretty bad. All I read in French is magazines and newspapers. Newspapers are good because you learn new vocabulary. But I haven’t read a proper French novel. Maybe I’ll start with “Madame Bovary.” [Laughs]

This is your second film based on a work by Posy Simmonds, who also did a twist on “Far from the Madding Crowd” called “Tamara Drewe.” Both lead characters in “Madding” and “Bovary” are proto-feminist icons too.
I think Madame Bovary is much more provincial. She’s definitely not as confident as Bathsheba [Everdene, “Madding”’s protagonist]. She is rather banal, Madame Bovary. Towards the end she finds who she is and who she wants to be. She goes on many adventures to try and find that. That happens with a lot of young women. Do not get married young! [Laughs]

France seems to be much more open than most national cinemas at depicting women as having healthy sexual appetites.
I think it’s dodgy ground to walk on. Depicting a woman as sexually promiscuous is not the way that people want to depict women, generally. I think we want to make sure women are in check. Women aren’t like that. In France there are so many movies with women in it, doing things their own way. That’s very French. The idea of mistresses and lovers is much more regular in France. In the U.K. we tend to be a little bit more conservative. [Laughs] We’d rather not talk about that kind of thing. Even when I did “Tamara Drewe,” which is a similar vibe, I didn’t even know if I liked her when I first read it. I was like, “This is a woman who sleeps around with all these different guys.” But then, all the guys are also sleeping around. All the guys she sleeps with are also shagging other people. But no one ever talks about that. They always talk about the woman like she was a slut. That’s funny and strange.

You’ve done your share of big Hollywood films, though over the last couple years you’ve done smaller, artier fare. It doesn’t seem like there are too many interesting roles for women in Hollywood.
No, there’s not. I mean, it’s sad. And if there are it’s always going to go to the Oscar winner or the very, very famous person. But even those parts aren’t that interesting. [Laughs] The woman is usually the accessory. That’s why I started my production company. I have this list of all these amazing women that no one’s ever heard about. I think it’s the beginning of a new era for women in cinema. Every interview you read with a female director or a female actor, they’re talking about that. It’s only a matter of time before people put things into their own hands and do it themselves. Personally, I can get the most interesting part in the theater. Why can’t I do that in film? In Ibsen and Shakespeare, most of the interesting parts are for women in their 40s. Why isn’t that translating in cinema, in Hollywood?

I feel like every time I talk to a female director or female actor I’m always asking about this, especially since Patricia Arquette’s Oscar speech.
It’s great, though. It’s such a movement now. It’s exciting now because there’s new producers — women who are producing and even men who are saying they want to tell [women’s stories]. A producer I’ve worked with a lot [Stephen Wooley], who just produced “Carol,” most of his films are about women. He develops scripts with strong women. That’s what he does. I think that’s brilliant. We need more people like that.

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  M.   February 27, 2015

I’ve just added Blu-ray screencaptures of Gemma Arterton in Gemma Bovery. Don’t forget to visit our filmography page to learn more about the movie itself and Ms Arterton’s role in it. Gemma Bovery is currently on DVD and Blu-ray in France and in Germany.

GALLERY LINK:
– Photo Gallery > Movies & Television > Gemma Bovery (2014) > Blu-ray Captures

  M.   February 06, 2015

A woman who’s not satisfied with only one man and who doesn’t accept to stay a step back: that’s the protagonist of a mytical novel, and of the film that it inspired. But that’s also Miss Arterton, who lends her her body (and what a body!). Hollywood sexists, stay away!

“Men lose weight in order to win an Oscar, while women do it in order to get work.”

GALLERY LINK:
– Photo Gallery > Magazine Scans > Scans from 2015 > Vanity Fair (Italy) – February 4, 2015, thanks to Ivonne