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14 Oct - The (BFI LFF) 'It's Only The End Of The World' Premiere

October 14th, 2016.

About two hours earlier I'd been at the BFI London Film Festival premiere of Tom Ford's "Nocturnal Animals" featuring Amy Adams, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Armie Hammer. Now, after some refreshing relaxation in a calm environment, I was ready to head out yet again for this evening's second premiere, for Xavier Dolan's "It's Only The End Of The World"

Here's how it went down:

"So... anybody famous showing up to this?". This question irritates me considerably less than "who is Marion Cotillard?" and "Who is Lea Seydoux?" because firstly, movies exist. And secondly, the internet exists.

"So... anybody famous showing up to this?". This question irritates me considerably less than "who is Marion Cotillard?" and "Who is Lea Seydoux?" because firstly, movies exist. And secondly, the internet exists.

Girl With Red Hair And Attitude. Not sure if she's telling me to keep away from Her Man Xavier Dolan, or Her Girls Marion Cotillard and/or Lea Seydoux. Feeling charitable so will keep away from all of the above (plus I'm still on a high after finally properly photographing  Amy Adams at 'Nocturnal Animals'  about two/three hours ago.

Girl With Red Hair And Attitude. Not sure if she's telling me to keep away from Her Man Xavier Dolan, or Her Girls Marion Cotillard and/or Lea Seydoux. Feeling charitable so will keep away from all of the above (plus I'm still on a high after finally properly photographing Amy Adams at 'Nocturnal Animals' about two/three hours ago.

Autograph Dealers Commence Your Braying : a car has just shown up...

Autograph Dealers Commence Your Braying : a car has just shown up...

"And we're absolutely sure I can't catch anything if I come into brief accidental contac with one of these autograph dealers??"  Lea Seydoux asks a valid question. The Center for Disease Control is still working around the clock to answer that question definitively.

"And we're absolutely sure I can't catch anything if I come into brief accidental contac with one of these autograph dealers??" Lea Seydoux asks a valid question. The Center for Disease Control is still working around the clock to answer that question definitively.

Lea Seydoux poses and smiles prettly, and Girl With Red Hair And Attitude turns out to have a little less attitude than first implied.

Lea Seydoux poses and smiles prettly, and Girl With Red Hair And Attitude turns out to have a little less attitude than first implied.

Lea Seydoux played the lead  Bond Girl in last year's "Spectre" , a movie I really liked in spite of the  "Psssst.. he's totally not Blofeld / OMG - he's totally Blofeld"  double-cross.

Lea Seydoux played the lead Bond Girl in last year's "Spectre", a movie I really liked in spite of the "Psssst.. he's totally not Blofeld / OMG - he's totally Blofeld" double-cross.

Lea Seydoux and Bump. (My keen knowledge of the female anatomy plus knowledgeable input from members of the crowd inform me that Lea Seydoux is presently With Child)

Lea Seydoux and Bump. (My keen knowledge of the female anatomy plus knowledgeable input from members of the crowd inform me that Lea Seydoux is presently With Child)

"What's "It's Only The End Of The World" about? Well... I can tell you that it's not part one of another one of those hateful teen / young adult series based on a trilogy where the last book gets turned into two movies. Also... what was the question again?"

"What's "It's Only The End Of The World" about? Well... I can tell you that it's not part one of another one of those hateful teen / young adult series based on a trilogy where the last book gets turned into two movies. Also... what was the question again?"

"I thought Maze Runner had promise, but I was badly burned with Divergent. Don't even get me started on Percy Jackson...."

"I thought Maze Runner had promise, but I was badly burned with Divergent. Don't even get me started on Percy Jackson...."

Welcome to London. Please have your autograph ready.

Welcome to London. Please have your autograph ready.

"I'm glad I made it out of there. That was insane."  Meanwhile, a greater level of insanity might be taking place on the left side with somebody holding up a Mad Eye Moody poster from Harry Potter.  Pretty sure that wasn't Marion Cotillard, fantastic actress though she is.

"I'm glad I made it out of there. That was insane." Meanwhile, a greater level of insanity might be taking place on the left side with somebody holding up a Mad Eye Moody poster from Harry Potter.  Pretty sure that wasn't Marion Cotillard, fantastic actress though she is.

"None of us are smiling. Smiling is uncool when you're trying to be cool"  True, but trying to be cool is inherently uncool. It's quite the Mobius Strip of Intended Coolness we've got here. As well as director Xavier Dolan, newly arrived..

"None of us are smiling. Smiling is uncool when you're trying to be cool" True, but trying to be cool is inherently uncool. It's quite the Mobius Strip of Intended Coolness we've got here. As well as director Xavier Dolan, newly arrived..

"All right. Now that Xavier's gone to do interviews, you can tell us we're the best-looking two out of us three"

"All right. Now that Xavier's gone to do interviews, you can tell us we're the best-looking two out of us three"

"All right, now that Lea'sgone to do interviews .... "

"All right, now that Lea'sgone to do interviews .... "

Cute reporter lady who might or might not have gotten dissed by Tom Ford  at the last premiere  is also at this premiere, trying to rebuild the shattered fragments of her ego after having it cruelly destroyed. Or... she's just doing her job and I'm reading too much into things.

Cute reporter lady who might or might not have gotten dissed by Tom Ford at the last premiere is also at this premiere, trying to rebuild the shattered fragments of her ego after having it cruelly destroyed. Or... she's just doing her job and I'm reading too much into things.

"Just because you can tell a lady to look Over Her Left Shoulder (,Darling) doesn't mean you're a Pro, kid."  Though, yes, it means you're on your way.

"Just because you can tell a lady to look Over Her Left Shoulder (,Darling) doesn't mean you're a Pro, kid." Though, yes, it means you're on your way.

"What does a producer do? Like, seriously, or are you looking for a soundbyte along the lines of 'dress up prettily and go to premieres'?"

"What does a producer do? Like, seriously, or are you looking for a soundbyte along the lines of 'dress up prettily and go to premieres'?"

"Don't you dare edit that soundbyte"  - Nancy Grant, coincidentally, is a producer of this film.

"Don't you dare edit that soundbyte" - Nancy Grant, coincidentally, is a producer of this film.

"Knight takes Bishop. Yes, I'm totally at work right now..."

"Knight takes Bishop. Yes, I'm totally at work right now..."

"Oh, no... I've got the horrible feeling Lea's craving what I'm craving at the candy bar to a degree even greater than I'm craving it..."

"Oh, no... I've got the horrible feeling Lea's craving what I'm craving at the candy bar to a degree even greater than I'm craving it..."

Xavier Dolan's imdb listing shows considerable merit in both acting and directing, along with Jury and Grand Jury prizes at Cannes, a Cesar Award, .... and a Golden Puffin at the Reykjavik International Film Festival. And if that's not the cutest trophy in the world of film, then damnit it should be.

Xavier Dolan's imdb listing shows considerable merit in both acting and directing, along with Jury and Grand Jury prizes at Cannes, a Cesar Award, .... and a Golden Puffin at the Reykjavik International Film Festival. And if that's not the cutest trophy in the world of film, then damnit it should be.

"Stare-down, bro." "You're on"

"Stare-down, bro."
"You're on"

"This isn't the stare-down you're looking for"  I don't know about you... but it's totally not the stare-down I'm looking for.

"This isn't the stare-down you're looking for"
I don't know about you... but it's totally not the stare-down I'm looking for.

"I get the feeling you're more interested in recording my answer to this question than what the answer itself is. But it's just a feeling, really"

"I get the feeling you're more interested in recording my answer to this question than what the answer itself is. But it's just a feeling, really"

So... that's another one done, as BFI London Film Festival continues its march towards this Sunday's closing Gala, and the sleep I'd be getting if it wasn't for the four premieres in four days scheduled immediately after. But it's all good - I'll sleep in tomorrow, which is great - plus it's another entry into the ever-growing "Archive of Movie Premieres" - which I think passed 400 with either this premiere for "Nocturnal Animals". (Woo - can't wait for the world's media to celebrate the milestone)

Until next time!

 

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14 Oct - The (BFI LFF) 'Nocturnal Animals' Premiere

October 14th, 2016.

After an incredible TEN (10) hours sleep provided courtesy of a day of annual leave, I was ready to face down the incredible day TEN (10) of this year's BFI London Film Festival with not one but TWO premieres - the first of which was for director Tom Ford's follow-up to the excellent "A Single Man" from back in 2009.

Here's how that went down:

"Nocturnal Animals". A premiere weirdly held  before  sunset.

"Nocturnal Animals". A premiere weirdly held before sunset.

" don't want to come across as cruel, but all of you are a bit too ugly to hang around" . Tom Ford has arrived and discovered the Autograph Dealer Pen. Coincidentally.

" don't want to come across as cruel, but all of you are a bit too ugly to hang around". Tom Ford has arrived and discovered the Autograph Dealer Pen. Coincidentally.

"Look into my camera! Or sign my coffee cup!"

"Look into my camera! Or sign my coffee cup!"

"OMG it's Tom Ford. If he says anything negative about the dress I'll feel honour-bound to track down this designer and murder them".  I'm wearing a hoodie under a ski jacket. I think I'd be honour bound to kill an entire industry.

"OMG it's Tom Ford. If he says anything negative about the dress I'll feel honour-bound to track down this designer and murder them". I'm wearing a hoodie under a ski jacket. I think I'd be honour bound to kill an entire industry.

"And you go out in public wearing a... a... is it called 'puffy jacket'? Is that what it's called? And people date you and everything??"  Tom Ford doesn't merely have film and photographic credentials, he's also got a major fashion label he's running as a side-project. It's called "TOM FORD". You might have heard of it.

"And you go out in public wearing a... a... is it called 'puffy jacket'? Is that what it's called? And people date you and everything??" Tom Ford doesn't merely have film and photographic credentials, he's also got a major fashion label he's running as a side-project. It's called "TOM FORD". You might have heard of it.

"Tell you what. Go home, burn every piece of clothing you own, and start again. That's my fashion advice to you" "......" "Also watch my movie. I hope that goes without saying"

"Tell you what. Go home, burn every piece of clothing you own, and start again. That's my fashion advice to you"
"......"
"Also watch my movie. I hope that goes without saying"

"I'm going to turn around for 1/4 of a second. Let's see how good your cameras' autofocus is"  - the next arrival is Aaron Taylor-Johnson

"I'm going to turn around for 1/4 of a second. Let's see how good your cameras' autofocus is" - the next arrival is Aaron Taylor-Johnson

"I'm standing for a country's national anthem I don't recognise. Is it Armenian?"

"I'm standing for a country's national anthem I don't recognise. Is it Armenian?"

"Okay, a few more won't hurt"  After more or less failing to photograph the lovely Amy Adams for the fourth or fifth time at  the premiere of "Arrival"  just a few days ago, I get another chance today.

"Okay, a few more won't hurt" After more or less failing to photograph the lovely Amy Adams for the fourth or fifth time at the premiere of "Arrival" just a few days ago, I get another chance today.

"A THIRD Kick-Ass movie? I'm not sure I can play an awkward teen so much anymore. But a sequel to 'Nowhere Boy' might be interesting"  - Aaron Taylor-Johnson played the young John Lennon in that movie, which had its own  BFI LFF premiere back in the day .

"A THIRD Kick-Ass movie? I'm not sure I can play an awkward teen so much anymore. But a sequel to 'Nowhere Boy' might be interesting" - Aaron Taylor-Johnson played the young John Lennon in that movie, which had its own BFI LFF premiere back in the day.

Amy Adams is being interviewed (more or less) directly in front of me!! Put another way : if I screw this up, it's time admit she's got some kind of magic power over me that not even Charlize Theron has managed.

Amy Adams is being interviewed (more or less) directly in front of me!! Put another way : if I screw this up, it's time admit she's got some kind of magic power over me that not even Charlize Theron has managed.

Amy Adams and I make eye-contact. I'm not going to say that heavenly choirs sang out in unison, but maybe that beat-boxer doing didgeridoo solos on the corner of Leicester Square did alter the mood just a little.

Amy Adams and I make eye-contact. I'm not going to say that heavenly choirs sang out in unison, but maybe that beat-boxer doing didgeridoo solos on the corner of Leicester Square did alter the mood just a little.

"Bruce Wayne is WHO?? Wow - does anybody else know??"  - Amy Adams plays Lois Lane in the ongoing cinematic abomination that is the DC Comics Cinematic Universe (including  Man of Steel  and  Batman v Superman )... but I want to stress that this is not her fault in any way.

"Bruce Wayne is WHO?? Wow - does anybody else know??" - Amy Adams plays Lois Lane in the ongoing cinematic abomination that is the DC Comics Cinematic Universe (including Man of Steel and Batman v Superman)... but I want to stress that this is not her fault in any way.

I like Amy Adams. There. I've said it. (Like... again). Also - I like this photo.

I like Amy Adams. There. I've said it. (Like... again). Also - I like this photo.

Is this the part where some kind of Bryan Adams power-ballad starts playing or is that dude with his iTunes or Spotify turned up just a little too loud next to me picking up the vibe just like I am?

Is this the part where some kind of Bryan Adams power-ballad starts playing or is that dude with his iTunes or Spotify turned up just a little too loud next to me picking up the vibe just like I am?

"Guys? This is a classy movie and I can't afford to be seen with you. Peace and Love"  For the second time in just a couple of days, I'm photographing Armie Hammer. (He was  at and in 'Birth of a Nation'  and might actually be in a third film in this festival - the closing gala "Free Fire" on Sunday)

"Guys? This is a classy movie and I can't afford to be seen with you. Peace and Love" For the second time in just a couple of days, I'm photographing Armie Hammer. (He was at and in 'Birth of a Nation' and might actually be in a third film in this festival - the closing gala "Free Fire" on Sunday)

It's a Tom Ford movie. I think no matter what you're wearing there's a chance you're STILL under-dressed.

It's a Tom Ford movie. I think no matter what you're wearing there's a chance you're STILL under-dressed.

Two of the greatest hairstyles on men and two of the most confusing shades of orange I've seen as skin on men combine in four people. One of whom is fashion designer Valentino, I believe.

Two of the greatest hairstyles on men and two of the most confusing shades of orange I've seen as skin on men combine in four people. One of whom is fashion designer Valentino, I believe.

Based on the rousing indifference towards me that I'm getting even at this distance, this may possibly be current/former supermodel Eva Herzigova. I have that effect on supermodels. In a world of supermodels, I'm quite the ninja.

Based on the rousing indifference towards me that I'm getting even at this distance, this may possibly be current/former supermodel Eva Herzigova. I have that effect on supermodels. In a world of supermodels, I'm quite the ninja.

"You liked me in that movie? Well aren't you nice! And I like you in that crowd you're in!"  - semi-surprise guest Colin Firth (he was in Tom Ford's first film  "A Single Man" ) has arrived.

"You liked me in that movie? Well aren't you nice! And I like you in that crowd you're in!" - semi-surprise guest Colin Firth (he was in Tom Ford's first film "A Single Man") has arrived.

Colin Firth was most recently exceedingly dapper in  the movie "Kingsman" ... but to be fair he's fairly dapper in most things he's in, including real life.

Colin Firth was most recently exceedingly dapper in the movie "Kingsman"... but to be fair he's fairly dapper in most things he's in, including real life.

Meanwhile, Amy Adams and I continue our shameless and desperate flirting. Do we know if she's currently married? I'm currently spectacularly single. In case that makes a difference.

Meanwhile, Amy Adams and I continue our shameless and desperate flirting. Do we know if she's currently married? I'm currently spectacularly single. In case that makes a difference.

"Have you and Evan Peters ever been in the same place at the same time? I'd like to see that"  Evan Peters plays the character  Quicksilver in the X-Men Cinematic Universe , while Aaron Taylor Johnson plays (spoilers : played) him in  Avengers : Age of Ultron .

"Have you and Evan Peters ever been in the same place at the same time? I'd like to see that" Evan Peters plays the character Quicksilver in the X-Men Cinematic Universe, while Aaron Taylor Johnson plays (spoilers : played) him in Avengers : Age of Ultron.

Last arrival from the cast is young Ellie Bamber, who was also in  (and at the premiere of) this year's "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies"  - a movie I've watched and found surprisingly fun as a Jane Austen adapatation first, zombie movie second.

Last arrival from the cast is young Ellie Bamber, who was also in (and at the premiere of) this year's "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" - a movie I've watched and found surprisingly fun as a Jane Austen adapatation first, zombie movie second.

"Somebody bought a bloodied meat-cleaver for me to sign? Cool!!"

"Somebody bought a bloodied meat-cleaver for me to sign? Cool!!"

"Wait... I gotta figure out how to turn on the camera function. Actually, come to think of it... I'm not sure this phone has a camera function"

"Wait... I gotta figure out how to turn on the camera function. Actually, come to think of it... I'm not sure this phone has a camera function"

... and one last photo of Amy Adams. Don't approve? Want more photos of (say) Armie Hammer? Why not buy your own website. Tell Squarespace I sent 'ya.

... and one last photo of Amy Adams. Don't approve? Want more photos of (say) Armie Hammer? Why not buy your own website. Tell Squarespace I sent 'ya.

So... that was that. A most enjoyble, slightly-above-average-in-class premiere for 'The Archive of Movie Premieres' to ingest and record. I'm going to head to The Office Now, sit down and have a nice warm cup of tea, and get myself mentally prepared for the next premiere, two hours hence, for 'It's Only The End Of The World'

Until then!

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