The house of Christian Dior has written a new page in a collaboration with its muse with a video entitled Snapshot in L.A. The film was co-directed by Eliot Biss and Marion Cotillard, in which the star sings in English and defies the laws of gravity in a surrealist atmosphere. Seen from up-close, the actress looks like a Hollywood icon by her swimming pool in Los Angeles, but in a humorous twist, and going against the lyrics “Just a snapshot in LA, are you gonna come again?”, she’s actually in an architectural villa set in the hills of Aix-en-Provence: the emblematic Montagne Sainte Victoire is visible in the background.
A moment later she performs a few dance steps and launches herself into a choreography – devised by Christophe Danchaud – that plays on empty air and gravity. For a long time Marion Cotillard has looked for an opportunity to work with her artist friends Villaine and Joseph Mount, from the British group Metronomy, known for their seaside ballads The Look, Corinne and The Bay, taken from their album The English Riviera released in 2011, and more recently their collection of amorous observances in Love Letters. In one fell swoop, through singing, co-directing and writing, Marion Cotillard reveals a whole new facet of her personality.