13 Oct - The BFI LFF 'Rust and Bone' Premiere

October 13th, 2012.

If it seems like mere hours since I was at the Elle Fanning Premiere of "Ginger and Rosa", that's because it actually HAS been just a few hours. It's London Film Festival and that basically means a premiere every day for nearly a fortnight, if I can be bothered (and I'd like to think for the most part that I can) and if I remain single enough (which historically has been a safe bet). So, we move on from one double-barrel movie title to yet another one - "Rust and Bone". Here's how THAT went down:


'Rust and Bone' and 'Ginger and Rosa' on the same day? Well, call me "Excited and Right Here"

'Rust and Bone' and 'Ginger and Rosa' on the same day? Well, call me "Excited and Right Here"

"Tom, we're here, it's cold, and there are grimy troglodytes calling themselves 'Autograph Dealers' massed behind the red carpet, and they're sweating over the possibility of getting Marion Cotillard's autograph. I'll see you back in the studio..... after I've showered."

"Tom, we're here, it's cold, and there are grimy troglodytes calling themselves 'Autograph Dealers' massed behind the red carpet, and they're sweating over the possibility of getting Marion Cotillard's autograph. I'll see you back in the studio..... after I've showered."

Marion Cotillard exits a car. It's not a headline, but it is a statement of fact, as is the fact that dozens of autograph dealers are smelling blood in the water. (.. and that's not a euphemism, it's a metaphor)

Marion Cotillard exits a car. It's not a headline, but it is a statement of fact, as is the fact that dozens of autograph dealers are smelling blood in the water. (.. and that's not a euphemism, it's a metaphor)

Marion Cotillard played Leonardo DiCaprio's wife in Inception, Bruce Wayne's 'convenient' love interest in The Dark Knight Rises, and won a Best Actress Oscar and BAFTA in 2007 for La Vie En Rose (I had to say that to a lot of passersby who went "who?")

Marion Cotillard played Leonardo DiCaprio's wife in Inception, Bruce Wayne's 'convenient' love interest in The Dark Knight Rises, and won a Best Actress Oscar and BAFTA in 2007 for La Vie En Rose (I had to say that to a lot of passersby who went "who?")

Matthias Schoenaerts is Belgian and I'll be honest I haven't seen many/any of his acting roles. However, in 2010 he was in something called "Pulsar" and that's the car I own, so call me officially 'interested'

Matthias Schoenaerts is Belgian and I'll be honest I haven't seen many/any of his acting roles. However, in 2010 he was in something called "Pulsar" and that's the car I own, so call me officially 'interested'

"Well, I wouldn't say it's the greatest car in the world, but..." (Shut it, Schoenaerts! That's MY CAR you're insulting!!). Schoenarts smokes, by the way. Don't smoke, kids.

"Well, I wouldn't say it's the greatest car in the world, but..." (Shut it, Schoenaerts! That's MY CAR you're insulting!!). Schoenarts smokes, by the way. Don't smoke, kids.

"Me? Fake tan? Nah... that photographer just can't set white balance on his camera properly". Ugh... it's true. Nighttime with Red Carpet and Spotty Lighting isn't great for that...

"Me? Fake tan? Nah... that photographer just can't set white balance on his camera properly". Ugh... it's true. Nighttime with Red Carpet and Spotty Lighting isn't great for that...

The dealer scum of the universe has stampeded into our area like so many crazed wildebeests and are pressing against the people in front of them (ie. me) like it's going out of style. Marion Cotillard retains an air of calm detachment I am unable to mirror. My camera copes, though.

The dealer scum of the universe has stampeded into our area like so many crazed wildebeests and are pressing against the people in front of them (ie. me) like it's going out of style. Marion Cotillard retains an air of calm detachment I am unable to mirror. My camera copes, though.

I like Marion Cotillard, even though after three premieres I'm yet to REALLY photograph her looking as glamorous as she looks in real life. I did get some nice candids at the end of the "The Dark Knight Rises Premiere journal

I like Marion Cotillard, even though after three premieres I'm yet to REALLY photograph her looking as glamorous as she looks in real life. I did get some nice candids at the end of the "The Dark Knight Rises Premiere journal

I like the idea of Marion Cotillard being a art-time actress, part-time bank heist planner - complete with watch synchronising and everything.

I like the idea of Marion Cotillard being a art-time actress, part-time bank heist planner - complete with watch synchronising and everything.

Director Jacques Audiard has directed eight features, written twenty two, wears a hat, can do a passable Vulcan salute and once caught-and-released a polar bear . . Combination of imdb, observation, and wild speculation.

Director Jacques Audiard has directed eight features, written twenty two, wears a hat, can do a passable Vulcan salute and once caught-and-released a polar bear . . Combination of imdb, observation, and wild speculation.

... he can also make his right index finger disappear

... he can also make his right index finger disappear

Matthias Schoenaerts has a girlfriend, and her dress is red and quite pretty. So... sorry about the black'n'white conversion if you wanted to know the precise shade for your records

Matthias Schoenaerts has a girlfriend, and her dress is red and quite pretty. So... sorry about the black'n'white conversion if you wanted to know the precise shade for your records

"If you must know, my hat's edges are razor-sharp and I use it to kill guards when robbing banks with Marion Cotillard. Next question?"

"If you must know, my hat's edges are razor-sharp and I use it to kill guards when robbing banks with Marion Cotillard. Next question?"

"Hey, so that's where I put those chicken wings..." Matthias Schoenaerts may just have saved himself money on overpriced cinema popcorn, right there!

"Hey, so that's where I put those chicken wings..." Matthias Schoenaerts may just have saved himself money on overpriced cinema popcorn, right there!

"I don't want to sit next to him if he finds the rest of that chicken on him somewhere..."

"I don't want to sit next to him if he finds the rest of that chicken on him somewhere..."

So that was that, then. The crowds dispersed (and so did many of the dealers, as the next film didn't really feature anybody Oscar-nominated). However within half an hour, there was one last premiere - a small one for a movie called "Antiviral". And... I stayed for that too.

But until then, it's another movie for The Archive of Movie Premieres

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