Magazine article Screen International

Under the Stars

Magazine article Screen International

Under the Stars

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Almodovar turned out for the opening night of Film 4's open air cinema season at London's beautiful Somerset House, although we were almost too busy with the mini scotch eggs to notice.

The stars were out and the British weather behaved itself for once at the opening night of Film 4's Summer Screen at Somerset House season which kicked off with the UK premiere of Pedro Almodovar's The Skin I Live In, attended by the director and his leading lady Elena Anaya.

It's not the first time Almodovar has graced the open air cinema event at Somerset House. He was also at the UK premiere of Broken Embraces back in 2009 (only that time he had another Spanish beauty, Penelope Cruz, on his arm).

At the pre-screening drinks reception we spotted Mike Leigh, Grace Jones, Screen Star of Tomorrow Alexandra Roach (soon to be seen as the young Margeret Thatcher in The Iron Lady) and a host of industry types tucking into an impressive selection of canapés including a very inventive "roast chicken dinner" canapé and mini scotch eggs (our American-born news editor was totally intrigued by the concept, but it didn't stop her going back for seconds. …

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