For TIFF10 I was fortunate enough to work for Steve Rubin, VP of International Marketing @ EuropaCorp and all of the lovely people @ mPRm Public Relations. EuropaCorp featured two films in the festival: Les petits mouchoirs (Little White Lies) directed by Guillaume Canet (Tell No One, The Beach), starring Marion Cotillard and Gilles Lellouche; and L'homme qui voulait vivre sa vie (The Big Picture) directed by Eric Lartigau featuring Romain Duris (De battre mon coeur s'est arrêté), Branka Katic and Catherine Deneuve.
I managed to meet countless unbelievably talented directors, producers, actors/actresses, PR & marketing reps, etc.. My experiences with everyone were fantastic and at times surreal - from my first Red Carpet experience (for Les petits mouchoirs where the projector couldn't play the sous-titres, which was then followed by a very heart felt address by Guillaume) to champagne parties with Romain, Eric, Branka and Christophe Lambert, CEO of EuropaCorp, before the World Premiere of L'homme qui voulait vivre sa vie. I was also able to help on several red carpets including The Bang Bang Club starring Ryan Phillippe and Malin Åkerman.
Marion was voted Best Dressed by Toronto Life, and I may be a little bias, but she definitely deserves it - hands down - she is such a lovely person to be around, and always looked gorgeous (the inocent accent adds something as well)! On a side note, she was also recently on the cover of Vogue (US ad Paris).
I'm already dying to get to Paris, and now I have an excuse!
*images via Karen Liu (Toronto Life)