Today marks the start of the 55th BFI London Film Festival. From the 12th to 27th October a vast selection of films will be shown in selected venues across London, with World Premieres, European Premieres and British Premieres littered amongst the packed programme schedule. This evening the opening ceremony gets underway with a the European premiere of 360, directed byFernando Meirelles (City of God, The Constant Gardener, Blindness) and with an original screenplay from the acclaimed writer Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/ Nixon). The film stars Rachel Weisz, Jude Law and Sir Anthony Hopkins. Here’s a brief synopsis for the film:
360 Film Synopsis / Storyline / Plot
360is a modern and stylish kaleidoscope of interconnected love and relationships linking characters from different cities and countries in a vivid, suspenseful and deeply moving tale of romantic life in the 21st century. Starting in Vienna, the film
beautifully weaves through Paris, London, Bratislava, Rio, Denver and Phoenix into a single, mesmerising narrative.
From a simple decision made by one man – to remain faithful to his wife – springs a series of consequences. From uplifting, beautiful and romantic moments through to desperate, confused and conflicted interludes, each protagonist in 360 has their own vivid, entertaining, funny, tragic narrative as their stories entwine across the globe.
Sandra Hebron, the Festival‟s Artistic Director comments:
“’I'm delighted that 360 will be our opening night film, and very pleased to welcome back Fernando Meirelles and Peter Morgan to the Festival. With its impeccable film making credentials and intriguing premise, 360 combines masterful visual story telling with a modern and moving narrative, helped by strong performances from a terrific ensemble cast. It will be a pleasure to open this year’s Festival with such an accomplished film from one of international cinema’s finest film makers.”
This week sees screenings of 360, The Giants, 50/50, The Forgiveness of Blood, Like Crazy, She Monkeys, Terraferma, Pariah, Shame, Dark Horse and many more. You can download the full programme of events for the 55th BFI London Film Festival here. The BFI London Film Festival is also organising some fantastic events, with talks from high profiled members from the world of film. On Friday Seth Rogen and Will Reiser will be onstage with Edith Bowman at the BFI Southbank for a special Youtube interview, talking about their film 50/50. And this Sunday Woody Harrelson will be attending a screen talk at BFI Southbank, for his film Rampart.
Filmoria will be bringing you exclusive reports and reviews from the festival – read all of our BFI London Festival Film Festival coverage here.