Once again, I find myself getting in much too late to type a full recap…so I’ll make it short and sweet…with more to come.
The Tilda Swinton Interview/Q&A was a divine experience. The 75 minutes flew by – I could have stayed for hours!!!
BARRYMORE – a film with Christopher Plummer reprising his role as John Barrymore (from his one-man-show on Broadway) – was solid, but not cinematic enough to get a theatrical release. I think it will make a better Masterpiece Theatre evening.
Next, I saw SHAME – the new Steve McQueen film starring Michael Fassbender. A film about sexual addiction, this film is highly charged and quite wonderful. Fassbender and McQueen were at the screening. I was in the front row. Below is a clip.
The last film I saw today was the new Pedro Almodovar film – THE SKIN I LIVE IN. I won’t say too much…as I’m a little sad that I knew plot points before seeing the film. The movie is 100x’s better than the trailer (which is below) – and I suggest not knowing a whole lot about the plot. Just enjoy Pedro’s new highly stylized thriller that is both shocking and emotionally charged. Both leads – Antonio Benderas & Elena Anaya – introduced the film. Once again, I was in the front row!
Additional sightings…IndieWire conducted interviews in the industry lounge today with Morgan Spurlock and Emily Blunt (along with the director from YOUR SISTER’S SISTER – also known for HUMPDAY).