A rejection can sometimes lead to a better outcome.
We were puzzled by the table of popcorn and bubbles when we showed up to the Scandi film festival but also sad face when told it was a private do. ....until they checked our tickets and pointed us towards the platinum lounge. Pretty cocktails to begin followed by delectable offerings of smoked salmon, pickled cabbage and more, atop little squares of dense rye bread served on plates scattered with edible flowers, quinoa and cauliflower bites, and mushroom tarts.
Then a warm intro by the Director and lead actress of While we live, a visually stunning drama which was filmed on a budget of $400K.
And just when you think this is all so great, a surprise offering of hot cinnamon buns two thirds into the film 🙌