We're in the mix and it's both quite exciting and very mundane. We got a fabulous review in Screen Daily, which is the top European trade paper. The general festival "buzz" is extremely positive and it seems to be the film everyone wants to see.
The headline below is about our foreign sales company, Elle Driver, selling the rights to about two dozen different countries, including Croatia, Thailand and South Korea. Insane. What's next? Myanmar?
We've had two "P&I" screenings (press and industry) where there were huge laughs and no walkouts. Apparently, that's quite unusual for P&I screenings. That's how cutthroat this business is. Sometimes people are deciding your fate or writing about your work in national publications having not even seen the entire film.
Unfortunately, the reviewer for Variety, even having seen the whole thing, hated it. He probably hates kittens and rainbows, too. Or perhaps his wife recently left him for the new Rabbit Pearl and he's still feeling bitter. You can't blame him for that.
Tomorrow is the gala premiere and I'm about to meet up with my special guest and 25 year BFF, Amy and her husband. More to come...