Oldman stars in new Bowie video08 May 2013
Gary Oldman and Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard star in the latest video from David Bowie, featuring debauched Catholic clergymen.
The promo, which premiered online this morning, depicts French star Marion as a dancing girl who bleeds from stigmata marks on her palms while David plays a Jesus-like figure in robes fronting his band in a seedy basement bar.
It is the latest stylish video released by David and accompanies the title track from his comeback album The Next Day. His last, for The Stars (Are Out Tonight), featured another acclaimed actress, Tilda Swinton.
The new film, written and conceived by 66-year-old David, was directed by Floria Sigismondi and features an array of religious imagery including a figure who is indulging in self-flagellation.
Gary plays a priest who dances with Marion, who won an Oscar for her role in La Vie En Rose. As she sinks to the floor bleeding from her hands, Gary turns to David - dressed in what appear to be sackcloth robes - shouting: "You see this? This is your doing - you call yourself a prophet?"
Marion's wounds spray blood all over a topless, veiled albino woman before she rises again dressed in black with tears on her cheeks and bathed in light.
As the video ends with each of the characters arranged in a tableau, David says "thank you Gary, thank you Marion, thank you everybody", before disappearing.
Gary - who landed his first Oscar nomination for playing Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy after years of acclaimed performances - previously worked with the music star when they performed a duet on guitarist Reeves Gabrels album The Sacred Squall Of Now in the 1990s.Irish IndependentMarion Cotillard stars in David Bowie’s new videoBy Hannah Swerling Posted: Wednesday 08 May 2013
David Bowie may have been away for a while but he hasn’t lost his knack for clever collaborations.
This time, he's working with Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard.
For his last single, The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
, actress Tilda Swinton played Bowie’s suburban housewife with fashion’s favourite models Andrej Pejic and Saskia de Brauw making cameos as obsessive stalkers.
In the video for The Next Day
, the third single from his new album of the same name, Bowie has left suburbia for an even darker world.
Cotillard plays a prostitute, Gary Oldman is a priest, they are in a pub surrounded by religious iconography and there's even some self-flagellation for good measure - of course there is!
Directed by Floria Sigismundi, the brains behind Justin Timberlake’s Mirrors
video, the video is surreal, strange and distinctively Bowie.
Tweet us @ELLEUK to tell us what you think!Elle UKWATCH: Brand New David Bowie Video For The Next Dayadded 08 May 2013 at 11.25
The brand new video from David Bowie for The Next Day has been released online, with inspiration seemingly taken from a lyric in the song: "here I am, not quite dying"
It was directed by photographer and filmmaker Floria Sigismondi - who also did the video for The Stars (Are Out Tonight) - and features Bowie as the Messiah, with Gary Oldman as a priest and Marion Cotillard as a prostitute.
Set in a brothel it also features a whole host of other religious references - it even has some stigmata going on.
The video has already got the Daily Mail up in arms - with the paper's website calling it "shocking".
At time of writing the video had been taken off YouTube for "violating its terms of service".XfmMarion Cotillard & Gary Oldman star in gory new David Bowie videoBy Jenn Selby Wednesday, 8 May 2013
Marion Cotillard and Gary Oldman are the surprise stars of David Bowie's new video for The Next Day
, which was released yesterday.
The gory short, which features the French actress as a debauched maid suffering from stigmata and Bowie as a singing priest, was directed by Floria Sigismondi.
The Italian director and photographer is best known for writing and directing The Runaways movie, starring Kristen Stewart.
The song is the title track from David Bowie's 24th studio album The Next Day
, which topped the charts when it was released earlier this year.
His second music video for The Stars (Are Out Tonight)
featured Tilda Swinton as Bowie's look-a-like wife.GlamourDavid Bowie Hires Marion Cotillard08 May 2013 Ella Alexander
DAVID BOWIE has recruited Dior muse Marion Cotillard to appear in his latest music video, The Next Day. The French actress plays a prostitute suffering from stigmata, while Bowie features as a Christ-like figure dressed in a long smock.
The video - which was directed by photographer and filmmaker Floria Sigismondi - also stars actor Gary Oldman, who appears as a priest. Cotillard dances seductively wearing a black Basque, as he watches on.
Oldman and Bowie worked together on the 1996 biopic about US graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, in which Bowie played Andy Warhol, while Oldman took on the role of painter Julian Schnabel. The pair also sung on a 1995 solo album from Reeves Gabrels.Vogue