TORONTO - One of the International Film Festival's hottest tickets, Gravity, finally premiered on Sunday night.
The audience reaction: stunned awe.
First of all, the film (out Oct. 4) clocks in at 88 minutes, and it's a deeply emotional, unyielding tale of scientists, played by Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, who were lost in space and fighting for survival in near-total isolation.
At the after-party at Patria, director Alfonso Cuaron was giddy. For good reason.
"People seemed to like the film. I'm very pleased. Now we have this feedback. It's amazing and very surprising. It took so long to have the finished product that for me it was all news. The first screening in Venice was a week after we finished the film. Maybe it is connecting with people," he said.
Now, what about awards-season buzz? Cuaron demurred; Bullock did not do press at the event. "I'm very happy people are connecting with it. The other stuff is out of my control," he says.
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