Another recent (French) interview about “Eva” with Gaspard and director Benoît Jacquot:
Yesterday, Gaspard attended the 68th Berlin Film Festival to present the thriller “Eva” together with his co-stars (Isabelle Huppert, Julia Roy) and director Benoît Jacquot.
In case you missed the live-streamings of the event, you can still watch everything on the official Berlinale homepage:
Here is also a short red carpet interview (in English):
- Photoshoots and Portraits → 2018 → #01 (Gerhard Kassner)
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.
Gaspard is going to participate in this year’s Tour Auto Optic 2000:
The following article is a translation of his profile on the official Peter Auto website:
AUTOMOBILSPORT – Gaspard Ulliel at the start of the Tour Auto Optic 2000!
In 2016, Gaspard Ulliel was a low profile visitor at the exhibition of the cars in the Grand Palais the day before the Tour Auto Optic 2000 began. This year he will be at the start of the event in a Triumph TR6, which he’ll be driving in the regularity category. In 2005 he won the César for the best male newcomer for his role in Un long dimanche de fiançailles, and last year he was awarded the César for the best actor for his performance in Juste la fin du monde.
At present he is one of the most sought-after actors on the French scene, and in the near future he will share the billing in the film Eva with Isabelle Huppert. “It’s all coming together nicely for me. I’m going to finish shooting a series at the beginning of April and the Tour Auto falls at just the right moment,” he smiled during his visit to the Rétromobile Show.
While it’s a first for Ulliel in motor racing, he’s no stranger to the historic car scene. “As an adolescent I was already dreaming about collector cars, in particular the Dino range,” he said on Friday evening when he visited the stand of Carene Assurance, his sponsor. “I like old cars and the sensations that come with them. I haven’t tested the Triumph yet, but I’ll soon be able to and I can’t wait to discover the Tour Auto route and feel the adrenaline of this iconic race.”
Ulliel won’t be the only actor at the start in Paris on Tuesday 24th April. Alexandre Brasseur who is currently appearing in the series Demain nous appartient on TV will also be taking part. Visitors will be able to meet all the crews in the Tour Auto Optic 2000 in the Grand Palais (23rd April) and then in the parc fermés in Besançon (24th April), Megève (25th April), Avignon (26th April), Aix-en-Provence (27th April) and Nice where the 27th rally finishes on 28th April. (source)
You can take a closer look at his racing car in the gallery:
- Events and Appearances → 2018 → February 09 | Rétromobile Show in Paris
Gaspard is going to be part of a TV show: “Calls” by Canal+.
It seems like we can expect a very unique project since the series will purely consist of voice-overs: recordings that tell the story of tragic events.
The material sounds quite dark but also very interesting and is going to be presented by an impressive cast:
You can visit the official Facebook page for “Calls” here.