February 12, 2014
The 2014 Berlin Film Festival got a good dose of down under when Toni Collette stepped out with Pierce Brosnan, Imogen Poots and Aaron Paul for their new film A Long Way Down. It’s a comedy about suicide (sounds hilarious…) adapted from Nick Hornby’s novel of the same name. Reviews have been mixed but at least Collette looked super-glam, stepping out in a nude Robin Brouillette gown for the red carpet premiere.
Robert Connolly took his cinematic experiment The Turning to Berlinale with two of his Aussie leading men, Lord of the Rings stars Hugo Weaving and David Wenham, by his side. The film is adapted from Tim Winton’s book of short stories, with a series of film vignettes directed by the likes of Warwick Thornton and Mia Wasikowska, and starring Wenham, Weaving, Cate Blanchett and Rose Byrne.
Queensland’s Jason Clarke wasn’t spotted in town, but his gorgeous co-star Diane Kruger was on hand for press duties for their new film The Better Angels. Always the best-dressed celeb even for daytime photocalls, Kruger wore a Giambattista Valli frock when she stepped out with director A.J. Edwards to promote the film. That night she switched into glittering Chanel for the red carpet premiere of another of her films, documentary The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden, for which she provided voice-overs with Cate Blanchett, Connie Nielsen and Josh Radnor.