Vogue Paris: Catherine Deneuve est l’invitée star d’un film de Noël signé Roger Vivier

À l’occasion des fêtes de fin d’année et du lancement de la ligne Très Vivier spécial Noël, Roger Vivier dévoile une réinterprétation du Duo des Chats de Gioachino Rossini, un air populaire et humoristique du XIXème siècle. Derrière la caméra de Michael Haussman, Nadia Tereszkiewicz incarne deux sœurs jumelles qui représentent la pièce devant leur famille, un soir de Noël. Au rythme effréné de la partition originale, le duo s’emballe, se déchaîne jusqu’à se battre sous le regard malicieux de la mère, jouée par Catherine Deneuve, qui a attisé leur rivalité. La cause de la querelle ? L’unique boîte de souliers Roger Vivier que tient la mère. Un court-métrage ironique et passionné qui a séduit Catherine Deneuve, muse de Roger Vivier. “Lorsque Gherardo [Gherardo Felloni, le nouveau directeur artistique de Roger Vivier] m’a expliqué le projet et l’ironie de l’intrigue, ma curiosité a tout de suite été piquée. Jouer un rôle en fonction du tempo d’une chanson est quelque chose que je n’avais encore jamais fait“.

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Shots Magazine: Roger Vivier: Duo des Chats

Grande dame of the French screen, Catherine Deneuve, presides over a vicious (but stylish) cat-fight in this entertaining fashion film.

The film sees a pair of twins giving a recital in front of the whole family at a grand opera house. But during a feline rendition of Rossini’s classic, Duetto Buffo di Due Gatti, they spot that their mother is only holding one box of Roger Vivier’s Très Vivier shoes – and the claws come out.

Michael Haussman (repped by Pulse Films) directed the film through Person Films.

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Little Black Book: Cat Fight Breaks Out in Roger Vivier Christmas Film Starring Catherine Deneuve

Legendary French actress features in stylish spot directed by Michael Haussman

To coincide with the launch of its Très Vivier styles for the Holiday Season, Pulse Films director Michael Haussman has shot a gorgeous new film for Roger Vivier starring the legendary French actress Catherine Deneuve.

Inspired by Rossini’s famous performance piece Duet for Two Cats, the film tells the story of an eccentric Parisian family’s Christmas celebration. Under the watchful eye of their mother, two twins turn a perfectly pleasant performance in front of the whole family into a vicious cat fight over a pair of Très Vivier pumps.

The film was produced by Haussman’s own production company Person Films.

PRODUCTION COMPANY

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Cecile Leroy/Person Films

DIRECTOR: Michael Haussman

DOP: Eric Gautier

STYLIST: Elisa Nalin

MAKEUP ARTIST: Sandie Rolland

ACTOR: Catherine Deneuve + Nadia Tereskiewitz

ART DIRECTION: Andrea Danese

SET DESIGNS: David Bersanetti

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Pierre Abadie

PRODUCTION MANAGER: Nicolas Marie

OFFLINE

EDITOR: Luca Tontonati

POST PRODUCTION / VFX

POST PRODUCTION COMPANY: EDI Effetti Digitali Italiani

COLOURIST: Claudio Beltrami

SOUND

AUDIO POST: Antonio D’Ambrosio (Disc to Disc)

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Vogue Italia: Roger Vivier: Gherardo Felloni celebra Catherine Deneuve e le Très Vivier con un fashion film natalizio

DI LAURA TORTORA

Il direttore creativo della maison si racconta svelando tutti i dettagli sul divertente corto interpretato da Catherine Deneuve e Nadia Tereszkiewicz e dedicato alla linea Très Vivier.

Era il 1967 quando Catherine Deneuve, nella celebre pellicola Belle de Jour, le indossò con un coat doppiopetto, cappellino e occhiali da diva. Oggi le iconiche décolleté Très Vivier tornano con un nuovo design che celebra l’originale, grazie a Gherardo Felloni, direttore creativo di Roger Vivier dallo scorso marzo. Il lancio arriva in occasione delle festività con un progetto davvero specialeCatherine Deneuve in persona è infatti tra le protagoniste di un fashion film dedicato alla linea. L’attrice e icona di stile veste i panni di una madre esigente, che assiste all’eccentrica esibizione delle sue figlie, due gemelle capricciose interpretate magnificamente dalla bella Nadia Tereszkiewicz. La performance – tutta fatta di miagolii, visto che l’opera scelta è “Duetto buffo di due gatti” di Gioachino Rossini – si trasforma presto in lite, quando le due ragazze notano che la madre ha con sé una sola scatola di calzature Très Vivier. La divertentissima pellicola, che vanta la regia di Michael Haussman, si conclude con un lieto di fine quando Catherine Deneuve mostra loro una seconda scatola.

“Quando Gherardo mi ha illustrato il progetto e la trama ironica, sono rimasta subito affascinata. Interpretare un ruolo seguendo il tempo di un brano musicale è qualcosa che non avevo ancora fatto”, ha commentato Catherine Deneuve. E, a gran sorpresa, nel sofisticato salotto parigino dove è ambientata la performance, c’è anche Gherardo Felloni, seduto al pianoforte. Lo abbiamo intervistato per scoprire qualcosa in più su di lui e sul progetto.

Da dove parte la tua ispirazione?
Sono una persona eclettica, le mie ispirazioni possono essere diverse: vanno dalla musica all’interior design. Quando ero più giovane volevo fare l’architettoIl cinema, in particolare, è essenziale per me per definire le immagini delle donne che ho in mente: quando ho ridisegnato la scarpa iconica di Roger Vivier, quella del film Belle de Jour indossata da Catherine Deneuve nel 1967, il modo in cui Mademoiselle Deneuve si muoveva, il suo atteggiamento, la sua silhouette borghese, tutto ciò mi ha colpito. Ho creato così il nuovo design della scarpa Très Vivier, tornando all’originale, con un tocco un po’ rétro, ma in stile contemporaneo; puoi sentire l’ispirazione dell’eleganza di Catherine Deneuve durante il film”.

Raccontaci di più della tua donna, che hai definito un ‘fiore in un giardino’. Com’è la donna Roger Vivier by Gherardo Felloni?
“Non ho un solo tipo di donna, sono al servizio di tutte le donne, di epoche e stili diversi. Mi piace l’idea che donne molto diverse possano indossare le mie creazioni, perché credo che questo sia il goal principale per un designer che adora le donne”.

Hai un’icona di stile?
“Sono totalmente onesto quando dico che è stato un sogno incontrare finalmente Catherine Deneuve alla nostra presentazione SS19 a Parigi, e avere, successivamente, la possibilità di fare questo film con lei”.


PR Newswire: Roger Vivier Releases Cat Duet Film for the Holiday Season Starring Catherine Deneuve

The Maison Celebrates the Holiday Season with a Film full of Eccentricity and Irony

PARISDec. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — To coincide with the launch of its Très Vivier styles for the Holiday Season, Roger Vivier introduces a film starring legendary French actress Catherine Deneuve and other colourful characters. Inspired by Rossini’s famous performance piece Duet for Two Cats and directed by award-winning filmmaker, writer and music video director Michael Haussman, the juicy film tells the story of an eccentric Parisian family’s Christmas celebration. Under the watchful eye of their mother, two twins turn a perfectly pleasant performance in front of the whole family into a vicious catfight over a pair of Très Vivier pumps.

Deneuve, a style icon and muse of the Monsieur Vivier, plays the mother overseeing a special performance in her grand Parisian home: seated in front of a makeshift stage, the two twins, played by Nadia Tereszkiewicz, share the microphone for their rendition of the slow meowing duet by Rossini. As they sing, they notice only one wrapped box of Roger Viviershoes resting on Catherine Deneuve’s lap.

The performance quickly turns into a feral and cat-like fight. As the theatre stage becomes a metaphorical boxing ring, Catherine Deneuve becomes its symbolic ringleader. The clawing, rolling and pulling culminates in the theatre backdrop tumbling down over them. Trapped inside the rolled-up curtain, they are like two fighting cats caught in a bag. Smiling with a look of ironic pity on her face, Catherine Deneuve saves the day, sliding out from behind her chair another identical box of Roger Vivier shoes. Jubilant, the twins hold their shoes to their cheeks with pride.

The fast-paced and humorous film set to the original cat duet music also features appearances by Roger Vivier creative director Gherardo Felloni and Couture and Oriental costume collector Cecilia Matteucci Lavarini.

“Working with such an icon like Catherine Deneuve was a dream that finally came true in this film for Roger Vivier,” explains Gherardo Felloni. “The idea of women fighting for a desire object it is always been a creative reference to me, I love that irony, fun, passion. And it really works on screen to see Nadia, beautiful and  young actress, acting like a cat on this music.”

When Gherardo explained me the project and the ironic plot, I was intrigued immediately. Playing a role according to the tempo of a song is something I had not done yet,” says Catherine Deneuve.


WWD: Catherine Deneuve Stars in Roger Vivier Short

The actress has a long history with the brand, since sporting the original version of the buckle pump in “Belle de Jour.”
By Katya Foreman on December 10, 2018

CATS: To celebrate the launch of his Très Vivier shoe, fledgling Roger Viviercreative director Gherardo Felloni tapped none other than Catherine Deneuve to star in a short film launching today on the brand’s web site and social media channels.

Deneuve has a long history with the brand, since sporting the original version of the buckle pump in Luis Buñuel’s 1967 movie “Belle de Jour,” but this is the first time she has collaborated on a project with the house.

The short is titled “Duo des Chats,” or “Cat Duo” in English, and is inspired by Gioachino Rossini’s performance piece “Duet for Two Cats.” In it, two meowing opera singing twins end up having a full-on cat fight over a pair of Très Vivier pumps held in the lap of their mother, played by an exasperated looking Deneuve, who is taking in the performance in her grand Parisian home. In the end, she relents and gifts them both a pair.

“The idea of Catherine Deneuve gifting two young girls a pair of Roger Vivier shoes is deeply symbolic for me, it represents a passing down, from one generation to the next,” said Felloni, who said working with Deneuve was a little intimidating.

“First because she’s a great actress, and second because she’s one of the most important references of my career. If I had to think of an actress in terms of shoes and looks and beauty, it’s her,” said the designer, who got to take a cigarette break with Deneuve. (She smokes Vogues.)

“She spoke to me in Italian, she’s super funny and is amazingly beautiful, I’m obsessed. And she probably knows the brand better than me,” he quipped.

Nadia Tereszkiewicz plays the twins, with Felloni in the role of the pianist.

The film was directed by award-winning American filmmaker, writer and music video director Michael Haussman, and art directed by Felloni’s partner Andrea Danese.

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We Picked Madonna’s Top 20 Singles to Celebrate 35 Years Since Her Debut – By LA Weekly

| DECEMBER 28, 2017 | 6:24AM

7. “Take a Bow” (1994)

Madonna’s longest-running No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, “Take a Bow” is an R&B-pop ballad co-produced by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds. Backed by a full orchestra, the second single from the Bedtime Stories album also finds influences in Japanese music. While the song itself is one of Madonna’s most beautiful sonically, some of its success no doubt was linked to its cinematic music video. Helmed by Michael Haussman and filmed in Ronda, Spain, it features Madonna as the neglected lover of a Spanish bullfighter. “Take a Bow” proved that the Madonna of the ’90s was just as much a force to be reckoned with as she was in the ’80s.

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From Contact Music: Your Song ft. Ed Sheeran

Published on 1 September 2017 | Contact Music 

Rita Ora has teamed up with chart sensation Ed Sheeran for a glorious new acoustic rendition of her latest single ‘Your Song’. The track originally featured uncredited backing vocals from the latter, but this new video sees him take a more active role as guitarist.

They certainly make for a remarkable duo in this raw, intimate live performance. The original version of the song reached number 7 in the UK and it is the first track from her long-awaited forthcoming second album, the details of which are yet to be announced.

‘Your Song’ was co-written by Ed, produced by Steve Mac, and released back in May 2017 via Atlantic Records. Rita Oea performed it for the first time at an amfAR charity gala at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, and has also released an official video for the song which was shot in Vancouver, Canada and directed by Michael Haussman.

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From Rap-Up: Rita Ora – ‘Your Song’

Published on 22 June 2017 | Rap-Up

Rita Ora’s infectious anthem “Your Song” has a sleek video to match.

Directed by Michael Haussman, who’s worked with Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, and Madonna, the visual is a look into an Ora-led boardroom meeting, where the songbird stuns her colleagues by dancing on the table and walking away.

Seemingly in a trance, the British songstress walks (and dances) around the office building, shedding her clothes, and making her way to the parking lot. Then, she hops in a red BMW, to drive backwards through Vancouver to find her lover.

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From Shots Magazine: Levi’s Sea of Blue

Levis encourage us to ditch our phones and get down to some double denim loving in a new spot.

Debuted during the Grammys, ‘Sea of Blue’ is the fourth ad launched as part of the brand’s ‘Live in Levi’s’ campaign. This ad was directed by Michael Haussman and Mike Piscitelli for Pulse Films Ltd, who created the film for FCB West.

In it, the only two people not on their phones at a party catch each other’s eye, and fake phone-based flirting ensues. The two get closer together, admire the sheer amount of denim each of them is wearing, then jump in the pool (they obviously haven’t been told that most denim experts advise against washing your jeans…).

This ad is to be part of a constellation of content, with related TV, cinema, and print campaigns running alongside digital and social media content.

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