Trinity's Daily diary
The Final Reel
Today was the penultimate day of the festival, and the last day of the
"regular" programme. Pride of place went to festival favourites, the Coen
Brothers, and their new film "The Man Who Wasn't There". And, taking their
cue from their film, Joel and Ethan weren't there (if they were, they were
hiding themselves well). It's both a return to the film noir of their debut,
Blood Simple, and also the beginning of a new stage in the career of the
brothers, so watch out for its release in October.
The supporting acts were no less dazzling: the World Premiere of "The
Warrior", by talented new director Asif Kapadia, and the International
Premiere of the emotional "Martha...Martha" (not to be confused with the
romcom "Martha... meet Frank, Daniel, and Laurence") which helped to draw
this years programme arc - from the birth of "Amelie" through to the final
reel of "Wit" tomorrow - even closer to the end.
At the delegate's centre, the party was aptly entitled "The Final Reel", as
the music played out and everyone gradually unravelled. Tomorrow is devoted
to the best of the fest, and the Closing night film "Wit". There's also the
closing party, again out at the Corn Exchange, which this year is (at the
behest of the outgoing Artistic Director): pink and flowery.
More about that tomorrow - for now I've got to dig out my best pink