LONDON -- A collection of well-heeled London socialites including Jade Jagger rocked Notting Hill's Electric cinema Oct. 7 for a charity screening of Claude Sautet's slow-boiling Gallic drama "Un coeur en hiver" (1992), which Jeremy Irons introduced as the film that has most inspired him. The event was to benefit FilmAid, a non-profit organization that uses outdoor movies in impoverished nations as a means of education, inspiration, and social change.
Irons took time to praise Sautet's minimalist style -- "the artist should be present throughout his work but never visible, like God in nature" -- and the underplayed acting perf of Daniel Auteuil and Emmanuelle Beart -- "good acting is like knicker elastic; I don't want to see it, I want to feel it."
Event was hosted by luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent and Katrina Pavlos, founder of the InHouse celebrity screening series, with all proceeds going to charity FilmAid.
FilmAid's next big fundraiser will be taking place in Los Angeles, partnering with Open Air Cinema, who specializes in outdoor cinema presentation. That event will take place on Oct. 26th, at Chateau Marmont.