John Hurt, Jared Leto, Jonathan Demme, Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Rooney Mara, and Spike Jonze on the red carpet
|Jared Leto (with Lapo & Ginevra Elkann)|
British film and theatre actor John Hurt was also back on Saturday afternoon for a wonderfully intimate on-stage conversation as part of the festival's new series of movie talks with actors and directors - CineChat - moderated by Mario Sesti and London Film Festival's Sandra Hebron. A droll and generous raconteur, it was an absolute delight to spend an hour in the company of such a distinguished actor.
|Mario Sesti, Jonathan Demme and Giona A. Nazzaro|
The bad weather did little to dampen the enthusiasm of the fans who thronged the length of the red carpet for a glimpse of the biggest Hollywood names at this years festival, Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson, who, along with their co-star Rooney Mara and director Spike Jonze, were in attendance for the In Competition screening of Her. Already an early favourite for a festival prize, the film was warmly received in the packed Santa Cecilia hall yesterday evening with the biggest cheers reserved for the enormously charismatic Phoenix.
To get a taste of the atmosphere at the Her première watch the video below (or click here to watch on YouTube).