The San Francisco International Film Festival came to a close last night with a screening of "La Vie en Rose," a movie about the life of Edith Piaf. The movie was an emotional portrait of the French singer and the audience at the Castro Theater was treated to an interview after the film with Director Olivier Dahan.
While Dahan struggled to speak about the movie in front of such a large crowd, it was nice of him to give it a shot. He was considerably warmer at the party afterward at Mezzanine where a host of film industry types cruised the club in search of late-night companionship with not-so-film-industry types.
Couldn't make it to the after party at Tosca, I've gotta pack.
By the way, Mexican film "The Violin" stole the show this year, winning the $10,000 SKYY Prize and garnering the most audience votes.
Thanks, San Francisco Film Society for all your hard work. On to Cannes...