Wednesday, 8 May 2013

David Bowie : The Next Day video with Marion Cotillard

A new video from David Bowie, for the track The Next day,  featuring French actor Marion Cotillard in the video..

A strange clip, awash with religious imagery and a song not a million miles away from his late 70s work.

The video also features Gary Oldman, and the previous clip from the album, The Stars (Are Out Tonight), featured Tilda Swinton.

The track comes from the album of the same name - Bowie's 24th - which came out in March, his first release in ten years.

Cotillard is one of France's best known actors, a part in Taxi in 1998 seeing her nominated for a César award for most promising actress, and another nomination for this awards in 2001 for Pretty Things.

She won the Best supporting actress César award in 2004 for A Very Long Engagement, and best actress César as well as an Oscar for playing Piaf in La Vie en rose in 2007. She was only the second French actor to win this award, and only the third actress to win an Oscar.

She's also starred in Inception, Midnight in Paris, Rust and Bone and The Dark Knight Rises

It's not the first time that  Cotillard has appeared in a music video, she featured in the clip for the track More Than Meets The Eye by Yodelice in 2010.

However, the David Bowie clip is bound to be a bit higher profile, and she's not dressed as a giant eyeball for most of the video like she was for the Yodelice track.

Meanwhile, In 2009 she was
chosen the face for a Dior advertising campaign and featured in an online mini-movie which resulted in a musical collaboration with the band Franz Ferdinand, with Cotillard supplying the vocals on a track entitles The Eyes of Mars.

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