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LFF#: Kristin Scott Thomas Times Two

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood October 29, 2009 at 4:59AM

Kristin Scott Thomas had a double whammy at the London Film Fest, starring as John Lennon's Aunt Mimi in Nowhere Boy and as a sexy adulterer in the French hit Partir (Leaving).
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Kristin Scott Thomas had a double whammy at the London Film Fest, starring as John Lennon's Aunt Mimi in Nowhere Boy and as a sexy adulterer in the French hit Partir (Leaving).

Partir (which showed in Toronto) stars Scott Thomas in French mode. In Nowhere Boy she's a prim stiff-upper-lip Brit. In Partir, she's a gorgeous married woman in her prime who loses control as she falls passionately in love with a Spanish builder (Sergi Lopez). Directed by Catherine Corsini, the movie starts off as an agitated woman lies next to a sleeping man, gets out of bed, returns to the room and fires a gun. This sexy and unpredictable movie shows us exactly what drives her to it.

A featurette on Partir (in French) is on the jump:


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.