August 8th, 2019.
Somerset House usually hosts one premiere per year, and that is the opening night of Film4’s Filmfest. IN prior years those premieres have been variously sized, and variously accessible. Last year, for ‘The Wife’, all fans were held back behind distant rope barriers and only allowed access to the stars when they indicated a willingness to sign, but in prior years only a small ‘wedge’ of barrier space was made available (‘2 Days 1 Night’ and ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’), or the premiere was literally too small to even have barriers (‘Pattycake$’).
But for this one… erm…. Antonio Banderas, Penelope Cruz (Oscar Winner), and Pedro Almodovar (Oscar Winner). BIG…. and inevitably things would get weird. Here’s how it went down:
So… that was that. A premiere photographed from a paying, semi-unsanctioned vantagepoint, and on 2 pints of beer. Was it worth it? (If your answer is “yes”, feel free to track me down and let me know… sometimes I forget).
Until next time!
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