'Marie,' 'Labyrinth' get royal send-off at Gotham fest
Auds may not have booed Sofia Coppola‘s “Marie Antoinette” at the New York Film Festival the way they had in Cannes, but VPage will have to take the helmer’s word for it, as some media members were relegated to the screening’s overflow theater and had no first-hand account of the action inside Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.
“I think at the screening tonight people definitely laughed more (than they did at Cannes), and there wasn’t the subtitles, which helped,” Coppola said after the film unspooled.
Thesps Kirsten Dunst and Jason Schwartzman were on hand at the film’s Museum of Modern Art after-party, which was extravagant enough for the queen herself, featuring an array of French delicatessen treats, lavish desserts and a plethora of bubbly.
‘Labyrinth’ of fear
Fest closed Sunday with Picturehouse’s “Pan’s Labyrinth.” Before the unspooling, director-scribe Guillermo del Toro warned the audience that certain scenes might prove too much for the faint at heart.
“I always create these beautiful moments in the movies I do that are called ‘walkout moments,'” he said. “We will see who the chickens are tonight.”
The audience stayed glued to their seats and gave the helmer a five-minute ovation after the film.