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Watch: Nicolas Winding Refn-Directed Ad For Yves Saint Laurent Starring Jessica Chastain

Watch: Nicolas Winding Refn-Directed Ad For Yves Saint Laurent Starring Jessica Chastain

While we continue to wait patiently for “Only God Forgives,” Nicolas Winding Refn seems to be spending a good part of his 2012 shooting beautiful women in fashion spots. Nice work if you get it. As you know, he’s already dropped his Gucci ad with Blake Lively (watch here) and now he’s gone over to Yves Saint Laurent for another gig.

Jessica Chastain stars this time, and as usual, these things are more about feeling than narrative coherence. So, on that level, Refn has definitely created something sensual for Manifesto. After the advert, you can check out the behind-the-scenes, making-of video to see Refn and Chastain in action on set. Will this lead to a feature collaboration down the road? Let’s hope so. Anyway, give it a spin below. [Celebrity-Gossip]

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Hopefully all these fashion ads will also lead to a series of NWR signature model floor rugs/waist wraps. But I'd take a Chastain/Refn movie as well


For ONLY GOD FORGIVES we have to wait until Cannes 2013.


I have to disagree. Both ads are very banal and unimaginative. People who can do no wrong are not of this world. Watch the videos with Monica Bellucci and the one with Laetitia Casta for Dolce e Gabbana.

Jordan J.

I do not understand what anyone sees in Jessica Chastain. One of the worst actresses currently working. She keeps showing up in films I want to see, and she hasn't given a single decent performance yet. Please, stop hiring her!


I could watch Refn at work all day.

Christian Balefsfdsd

A want a proper Jessica Chastain/Nicolas Winding Refn feature film collaboration dammit!

Eoin Daly

Jessica can do no wrong in my mind! She is one of the best working actress's out there (no wonder people want her to do over five films a year). I like the YvesSanitLaurent ads better because when I look at Lively's face I see another blond with no spakle behind her eyes unlike Chastain is a far greater actress and I cannot scream enough how much I LOVE JESSICA CHASTAIN!

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