Never judge a movie by its poster when it comes to The Weinstein Company. Last year when Harvey and co. dropped the first poster for “The King’s Speech” my jaw hit the floor…and not in a good way (see above to get an idea). But hey, that film went on to win Best Picture at the Oscars, so who am I to judge the company’s marketing methods? The final poster for his latest drama, “Sarah’s Key” is similarly weak and uninspired. Thankfully, the same can’t be said of the film itself.
Based on Tatiana de Rosnay’s New York Times best seller, “Sarah’s Key” is the story of an American journalist in Paris, Julia Jarmond (Kristin Scott Thomas), whose research for an article about the Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup in 1942 in France ends up turning her own world upside down.
Weinstein was in top form a few nights back, hosting an intimate night with Diane von Furstenberg in honor of Gilles Paquet-Brenner’s engaging and heart-wrenching film. In his opening remarks at the MoMA screening, Weinstein made a shout out to his mother, Miriam: “She’s very happy to be here, not at screenings like “Miral” or “Priest” or something that could get me into trouble. This is a good film for Mom.”
The night wrapped at Osteria Del Circo where Courtney Love made a memorably late and brassy appearance.
Below are pics from the night:
Courtney Love and Malin Akerman. [Photo by Marion Curtis/Starpix]
Regis Philbin and wife Joy Senese Philbin. [Photo by Marion Curtis/Starpix]
Weinstein, Rosnay, actress Charlotte Poutrel and Paquet-Brenner. [Photo by Marion Curtis/Starpix]