Monday, 3 August 2009

Nowhere Boy to close LFF

News of this leaked out last week so it wasn't much of a surprise when it was officially announced today that Nowhere Boy would close the 53rd BFI London Film Festival on October 29. Directed by artist Sam Taylor Wood from a script by Matt Greenhalgh (Control), Nowhere Boy stars Aaron (Kick Ass) Johnson as the 15-year-old John Lennon who finds a kindred spirit in the teenage Paul McCartney (Thomas Sangster).

"We're delighted to be closing our festival with the world premiere of this first feature by Sam Taylor Wood, who brings her customary sensitivity and visual flair to this story of the formative years of one of the UK's cultural icons," said Sandra Hebron, the LFF's artistic director. "Less a biopic and more a love story, Nowhere Boy is as accomplished as it is moving and will ensure the festival ends on a high note."

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