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Dardenne brothers up for third Palme d'Or

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 01:34

May 21 - Belgium's Dardenne brothers are up for their third Palme d'Or for ''Two Days, One Night'' starring French actress Marion Cotillard. Francis Maguire reports.

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It's a strong competition for this year's Palme d'Or at Cannes. But there are some contenders who already know how it feels to win the festival's big prize - including the Dardenne brothers. The duo have won twice before and they're up for a third Palme d'Or with the film "Two Days, One Night". It stars Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard, which is an unusual step for the brothers, as it's the first time they've used a big star in a movie. SOUNDBITE Director, Luc Dardenne, saying (French): "We knew that Marion wanted to become Sandra and that she had her own way to do it, which is not our business. We just had the desire -- and we manage to do that thanks to rehearsals -- to make her enter our world , if I can say, and let her bring the most she could to it." The film sees Cotillard's character try to convince her work colleagues to forego their bonuses so she can keep her job. And the actress says she worked hard to make her character credible. SOUNDBITE Actress, Marion Cotillard, saying (French): "I try to work, even if the word is a bit vague, as hard as possible, go as far as I can in my meeting with someone, that is to say, the character, so I can erase the work and just be that person, give myself over to her and lose myself on set." The brothers will find out if they've won a third Palme d'Or on May 24. And, who knows? Maybe they'll be dancing down the red carpet like this if they win.

Dardenne brothers up for third Palme d'Or

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 01:34

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