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La Mariée (The Bride)

Movie: Notting Hill
Painting: La Mariée (The Bride)
Author: Marc Chagall
About the film
Cast: Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts, Rhys Ifans, Emma Chambers, Gina McKee, Hugh Bonneville, Richard McCabe, James Dreyfus
Actors in scene: Hugh Grant, Julia Roberts
Country (movie): USA, United Kingdom
Genres: comedy, romans
Director: Roger Michell
Writers: Richard Curtis
Time of scene: 01:09:38
Release year: 1999
About the painting
Title: La Mariée (The Bride)
Author: Marc Chagall
Date of creation: 1950
Size: medium
Artist's country: France
Room: living room
Room colors: white, gray
Theme: other
Color: white, red, blue
Additional information:

According to director Roger Michell in an article in Entertainment Weekly, the painting was chosen because screenwriter Richard Curtis was a fan of Chagall’s work, and because La Mariée “depicts a yearning for something that’s lost.” Producers had a reproduction made for use in the film, but had to first get permission from the painting’s owners, as well as clearance from the British Design and Artists Copyright Society. Finally, according to producer Duncan Kenworthy, “…we had to agree to destroy it. They were concerned that if our fake was too good, it might float around the market and create problems.” The article also notes that “…some experts say the real canvas could be worth between $500,000 and $1 million.”