PARIS MATCH – L’acteur, qui a incarné Yves Saint Laurent, revient dans « Eva », un polar vénéneux de Benoît Jacquot où il tient la dragée haute à Isabelle Huppert. Rencontre.
Il arrive emmitouflé dans un gros pull bleu qui l’engloutit presque. Quelques heures plus tard, il sera en costume impeccable pour la séance photo. Deux facettes d’un même acteur. Les cheveux courts lui donnent étonnamment une certaine maturité, qui vient trancher avec ses traits encore juvéniles, malgré ses 33 ans et sa voix grave. Il semble loin le « Jacquou le Croquant » de ses débuts, loin aussi le romantisme échevelé du duc de Guise dans « La princesse de Montpensier ». Yves Saint Laurent et Xavier Dolan sont passés par là, révélant son côté sombre.
Unfortunately, “Eva” has not received very good reviews so far. The majority of critics don’t seem to have anything negative to say about Gaspard’s performance, though:
VARIETY – Ultimately, then, the chief reward of “Eva” lies in watching Huppert and Ulliel — both treated with the rapt, silky devotion they deserve by cinematographer Julien Hirsch and costume designer Marielle Robaut — mutually assembling kinked, jagged character studies from too few puzzle pieces, coloring the ones they have with extra-dark curiosity to compensate. If their individual portraits never quite emulsify into a cohesive human bond, that’s probably the point, though it’d be nice to see more filmmakers play with their prickly chemistry together. Born 30 years apart, the actors play off each other as pleasantly surprising equals: “I don’t know and I don’t care,” Bertrand says when the question of Eva’s age is fleetingly raised. Try running that line past a Hollywood producer; for all its flaws, “Eva’s” shruggingly adult Frenchness is a pleasure in itself.
SCREEN DAILY – With Huppert on autopilot, the film’s ace card is the wolfish Ulliel as an unsympathetic, self-regarding anti-hero; yet with worldly success and its possible loss as the only real stakes in the drama, it becomes increasingly hard to care about what happens to anyone here. Still, on the plus side, Julia Gregory’s abrupt editing style gives Eva a rhythm that’s decidedly not by the book.
“Eva” is scheduled to hit (French) theaters on March 7, 2018.
On top of that, I was able to feed the gallery with more photos from Gaspard’s Monsieur de Chanel shooting that are definitively worth checking out. You should also take a second look at the pictures you might already know because I replaced a couple of them with HQs!
Yann Rabanier is a French photographer who has already shot countless celebrities. Yesterday, his new exposition “Je vais essayer d’être rapide” opened in Paris. It is part of the event “Mois de la Photo” and displays portraits that Rabanier has taken at the last Cannes Film Festival, including a photo of Gaspard:
Mélanie Thierry and Gaspard by Yann Rabanier (@telerama)
The exposition is placed in front of the Salle Wagram. Here are the details for those who are interested: