TORONTO — “I’m still shocked. I still can’t quite believe it. What? He’s really not here?”
It’s been more than two months since actor James Gandolfini died unexpectedly at 51, suffering a massive heart attack during a visit to Italy. Writer-director Nicole Holofcener has come to the Toronto International Film Festival to promote her latest movie, but she still can’t get her head around the news. And she definitely can’t pretend that this cinematic coming-out party is anything other than bittersweet.