updated 01/23/2012 AT 6:00 PM ET
•originally published 01/23/2012 AT 7:45 PM ET
Vanessa Paradis attended the Paris premiere of her new film, Café de Flore, on Monday, marking her first official public appearance since PEOPLE’s report that she and longtime partner Johnny Depp are living separate lives.
The actress, 39, breezed past photographers on the red carpet, pausing only once to pose with Marin Gerrier – the young actor who plays her son in the movie – and the film’s director, Jean-Marc Vallée.
“She had the air she always does – polite, smiling saying hello to everyone inside,” says French TV reporter Christophe Beaugrand. But reporters were explicitly told that no personal questions were allowed.
She sported a black tuxedo jacket, a flowing black tie, rust-colored leather pants and four-inch heels for the event.
Paradis seemed happy to be in Paris and was accompanied by her sister Alysson at the premiere, 5,000 miles away from Depp, who was last spotted in Los Angeles Thursday.
Last week, she was photographed shopping in the French city.
Paradis left the premiere early and briefly signed autographs for fans outside the UGC Danton theater, before heading to the afterparty at the nearby Chez Castel nightclub.