Gotham acts ‘Pretty’

Tautou cleans up for screening

There was nothing dirty and everything pretty about the Gotham fete for Miramax-distribbed pic “Dirty Pretty Things” at the too-too SoHo House Tuesday night. The airbrushed crowd looked like they were members of the exclusive club, whether they were or not.

The pic was screened twice, at 7 and 9:30, with an hour of schmoozing in the club’s mod library in between, meaning some minglers couldn’t weigh in on the pic. So they talked about other things, instead.

Famke Janssen‘s sofa partner Kyle MacLachlan said he’d talk about anything except his departure from “Sex and the City.” “I only answer seven ‘Sex’ questions a day. That’s my limit.” (He then gabbed freely about Charlotte’s conversion to Judaism on the HBO skein.)

Anthony Michael Hall, whose mother charitably carried a chair across the room for a reporter, talked about being an Upper West Sider, while model-thesp Sophie Dahl, granddaughter of Roald, dished on the book she’s writing (it’s fiction) without disclosing exactly what it’s about. And the pic’s star, the inimitably adorable Audrey Tautou, addressed the political frisson between France and the U.S.

“I’m happy to be an actress and not a fry,” she said in accented English. “I’m a French actress, not a freedom actress.” She reconsidered. “Even though I am a freedom actress,” she said, giggling.

Other attendees included Harvey Weinstein, wearing a Yankees cap, and Cynthia Rowley.

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