EIFF 2001: Day 6

Terry Zwigoff opens Ghost World.

by Trinity

Some people have it, and some people flaunt it. The party for Ghost World let you see the difference between the two. Described by most in the know as the party to be at, the alcohol flowed freely and the partygoers were in full swing.

Not quite so energetic was director Terry Zwigoff, who had been doing interviews all day. This meant he hadn't had much time to see the sights of Edinburgh, but he's in love with what little he's glimpsed through hotel window curtains. A discussion about house prices in Edinburgh ensued, so when this talented director makes Edinburgh his base - you heard it here first!

Also looking harassed was comic book author Daniel Clowes. Ghost World's publicist had come up with the brilliant idea of dishing out cute party bags containing t-shirts and comic books. Of course, this meant that about a hundred fans were queueing up to get their copies signed. Some had travelled across two continents to be here and they weren't going to give up.

After the party moved on from the exclusive Monboddo Bar to the more functional confines of the delegates centre, everyone was still having a lot of fun. The tunes were good, the bar was still free and some people even tried to dance. The Ghost World crew were joined by a few British thesps in town: Tilda Swinton, Jacqueline Bisset, and Dougray Scott. At the end of the night everyone was happy, although the next morning might be a different story.

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