As you know, all good things must come to an end, even Espoo Ciné. Today, my friends, is the last day of the 10 day-long festival. But do not despair, there is still some great screenings today, for example Javier Fesser’s Camino and Duncan Jones’s (The Méliès Jury of Espoo Ciné appointed winner of the competition for feature films) Moon.
But the most exhilarating screening today and the ultimate grande finale of the festival, is the long anticipated premiere of Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds. It’s no surprise that the screening is completely sold out, but if you don’t have a ticket, don’t worry, the official premiere in Finland is on the 4th of September. Personally, I just couldn’t wait any second longer.
I was in Cannes film festival this May where Inglourious Basterds had their world premiere. The film was accepted into the main selection at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival in competition for the prestigious Palme d’Or. It was the only U.S. film to win an award at Cannes this year, earning a Best Actor award for Christoph Waltz (although he is Austrian). Unfortunately I wasn’t able to see the film then, but I did go to the premiere to report from the scene.
Pics from the premiere and much more can be found from my Cannes Diary about the Basterds here.
I want to thank Espoo Ciné organization from the bottom of my heart for this special screening. I have to admit that Inglourious Basterds is my most anticipated film of the year and I’m really exited about seeing it tonight. But first it is time to get in the Nazi killin’ mood and what better way to do that, than this appropriate clip from the movie.
Now it’s time to go to Espoo and actually see the film. I will be posting one more diary entry tomorrow to wrap things up, and later my review of Inglourious Basterds.
“You probably heard we ain’t in the prisoner-takin’ business; we in the killin’ Nazi business. And cousin, Business is a-boomin’.” – Lt. Aldo Raine