Sophie Nélisse steps out for opening night of the 2013 Mill Valley Film Festival earlier this month in Mill Valley, Calif.
The 13-year-old actress joined her Book Thief co-star Geoffrey Rush and director Brian Percival for the event, which screened their new film.
Based on the book of the same name by Markus Zusak, Liesel Meminger (Nélisse) is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement.
The Book Thief opens nationwide November 15th. 10+ pics inside…