OEFF, Otsukaresama!

The Osaka European Film Festival came to a close on Tuesday, and it was quite an eventful weekend. Between taking pictures at the festival to all-night parties, to sightseeing with some of the guests, I finished sleep deprived. Luckily it seems that my recent regimen of soups with onion, garlic and ginger might have warded off the cold I thought was coming!

I enjoyed the most the time I spent with Séverine Cornamusaz, director of the intense Cœur Animal, and her husband Patrick Schranz, photographer and printer. We got along well from the get go, as Séverine's writer is from Québec and one of the lead in her next movie also lives in la belle province. We went eating together as often as we could, and the day after the festival I guided them first to the Minoh quasi-national park to see the waterfall and colours of fall, and in the evening we had dinner again, before having a drink at the Blarney Stone, Shinsaibashi, where my Bicycle Diaries exhibition is held until the middle of next week.

Well, I leave you with some shots of the OEFF.

The second day started with some inspiring Portuguese music

The guests were again introduced

First group dinner I joined, Patrick and Sevérine are on the left, 24's Joaquim de Almeida at back on the right

Sara and Emre produced and directed 40; Emre is a TMBG fan

Suit and sneakers; I like it

Crazy DJs at club Noon

Tomm Moore, director of The Secret of Kells, drew a character to everyone who asked for an autograph; so nice! 

Patrick and Séverine in Minoh

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