All hail Daniel Brühl. The scene at Thompson Hotel is a bustling beehive, like something out of a Formula One pit stop. If TIFF partygoers could have bucked security to douse the actor in Moët & Chandon, hoisting him up on their shoulders champion’s-circle-style, I’m pretty sure they would.

Fresh pasta bar at midnight? Audi sure knows how to spoil a guy who commits to a 400-calorie-a-day-diet in order to play the role of his career. The reinvention on parade at Saturday’s TIFF parties is most poignant with Matthew McConaughey, as he unleashes his most radical role yet on Toronto audiences.