At a Cinema Society screening of the new film “Cracks” at the Tribeca Grand on Wednesday, star Eva Green smoldered in a Tom Ford sheath. Green plays a darkly seductive teacher at an all-girls boarding school off the coast of England in the period thriller, helmed by first-time filmmaker Jordan Scott, the daughter of “Blade Runner” and “Gladiator” director Ridley Scott.
“She’s very fearless and was willing to jump into the deep end and show her different colors,” said Scott of her star. “You have to love her in the beginning of the film and be terrified of her by the end.”
Scott filmed “Cracks” in 2009, and the film made the rounds at festivals, before being picked up by IFC Films for a U.S. release today. On hand at the Montblanc-sponsored screening, followed by an after party at the Soho Grand, were Rachel Roy, Rose Byrne, Elettra Wiedemann, Stavros Niarchos, Amanda Brooks, Duncan Sheik, Elisa Sednaoui, Amy Sacco, Lorenzo Martone and Gabourey Sidibe, who was reunited with “Precious” screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher.
“It reminded me how mean teenage girls can be and I’m relieved that my parents wouldn’t let me go to boarding school,” said Nicole Miller, who, in contrast to the film, fondly remembered her favorite painting teacher at Rhode Island School of Design, Richard Merkin.