Jul 282010

Delphine Pontvieux was cast for a role in the upcoming Double Feature Films motion picture titled “LOL,” directed by Lisa Azuelos, and featuring Demi Moore, Miley Cyrus and Marlo Thomas. The movie is being shot in Detroit as we speak and is slated to come out in 2011. The movie is a remake of a French movie made in 2008 (with French actress Sophie Marceau) which was also directed by Lisa Azuelos.

Here’s the plot: “In a world connected by YouTube, iTunes and Facebook, Lola and her friends navigate the peer pressures of high school romance and friendship while dodging their sometimes overbearing and confused parents. When Lola’s mom, Anne, “accidentally” reads her teenage daughter’s racy journal, she realizes just how wide their communication gap has grown. Through hilarious and heartfelt moments between mother and daughter, LOL is a fresh coming-of-age story for modern times.” (per imdb.com)

In the movie, Delphine will play the role of a French woman who has volunteered to have American students Lola (Miley Cyrus) and Emily stay in her home while they visit Paris. Stay tuned for more info as it comes!

For more information about the movie, please visit: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1592873/

You can order your copy of “ETA – Estimated Time of Arrest” on Amazon, Borders and Barnes and Noble, or ask for a signed copy by ordering via http://www.missnyet.com/ordering.htm.

Jul 122010

Delphine Pontvieux wins the “2010 French in Chicago community award” in the “Arts and culture” category.
Yesterday was a wonderful, sunny day at Soldier Field stadium in Chicago. It was the theater of two important events, the Bastille day festival, the soccer world cup finals (Arriba Espana!) and the amateur soccer world tournament. The days was filled with various events, live performances, a model contest, and the French expo.

Miss Nyet Publishing was in attendance, sharing a booth with Votre Vu, a wonderful French line of skincare that comes higly recommended to all of you ladies and gents!

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The award ceremony took place around 3:30 PM, minutes before the end of the world cup final game at Soldier Field, sponsored by the French consulate in Chicago and the French in Chicago organization.

Delphine Pontvieux won the French in Chicago community award 2010 in the “Arts and culture” category.  Fabrice Calmels, principal dancer at the Joffrey ballet, and recipient of the same award in 2009,  presented her with the Oscar.

The evening ended with a cocktail party organized at the Alliance Francaise in Chicago, with delicious appetizers, wine, and  mouth-watering chocolates (provided by Barry Callebaut Chocolate Academy), with the event organizers in attendance (Seb Labat, Gigi Olmstead and more) and the gracious presence of the Consul of South Africa.

A word from Delphine to all the passionate readers, family and friends who participated in the democratic vote and offered their support:

“I am very honored to see my work rewarded in such a way, and I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart because without your support, this would not have happened. You took the time to cast your vote online, and you are therefore part of the victory. This “Oscar” belongs to all of us! It gives me renewed energy to keep on working ever so hard with promoting my book, working on the second novel, and developing my budding company, Miss Nyet Publishing, LLC.”
“Victoire! Hier, j’ai reçu un oscar dans la catégorie “Art et culture”, remis par l’organisme French in Chicago en partenariat avec le Consulat de France, lors de la retransmission de la finale de la coupe du monde de football au stade de Chicago, Soldier Field. Je vous remercie du fond du coeur d’avoir pris le temps d’aller voter si nombreux pour moi sur le site. Sans votre soutien, ça ne serait pas arrive. Cet Oscar nous appartient donc a tous! Je suis pleine d’énergie pour continuer a travailler dur a la promotion de mon roman, écrire le suivant, ainsi que developper ma maison d’edition independante Miss Nyet Publishing, LLC, qui vient tout juste de feter ses 1 an.”

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Delphine Pontvieux’s ETA: Estimated Time of Arrest is a sharp, fast-moving, intelligent novel that is equal parts thriller and romance. When Faustine Laroche falls for Rafael Vargas, she has no way of knowing about the past that he’s running from. Years earlier, he participated in a march against the Spanish government that went horribly wrong. Now, living in exile under an assumed name, Vargas is a wanted criminal — and the terrorist organization that helped him escape from Spanish authorities is calling in the favor. What follows is a (literally) explosive adventure that signals the debut of an impressive new talent in Pontvieux and also an impressive first outing for publisher Miss Nyet Publishing.

The characters in ETA are well-rounded and grounded in history — recent history to be sure — and Pontvieux has certainly done her homework to recreate life in the French Pyrenees Mountains in the mid-1990s. Yet where Pontvieux’s writing comes especially alive is in her description of the mountains themselves, and of the mountaineers who climb them. The author’s love of climbing is apparent throughout the book, particularly given her almost poetic descriptions of the hardware involved: “Rafael opened his backpack and retrieved a long purple climbing rope, two harnesses and a faded blue nylon string holding a wide assortment of carabiners and other strange contraptions. To Faustine, they all looked like twisted torture devices.” Needless to say, Faustine quickly falls in love with these devices (along with the man who wields them), and soon enough discovers the exquisite torture of romance as well.

As good as (if not better than) any thriller on the mainstream market, ETA is, appropriately, full of twists and turns, but it never loses sight of the human element that makes works of fiction so compelling. It is that rare gem of a suspense novel that serves not only as a page-turner, but also as a hopeful reminder that for all of our flaws and crimes, we are all viable candidates for redemption.