Friday, 13 August 2010

127 Hours to close LFF

With his 28 Days Later and Sunshine collaborators Alex Garland and Andrew Macdonald's latest Never Let Me Go opening the 54th London Film Festival, it seems fitting that Danny Boyle's latest 127 Hours will close the event on Thursday October 28.

“Having closed the festival with Slumdog Millionaire in 2008, it is unprecedented for us to choose a Closing Night film from the same director only two years later," said LFF Festival’s Artistic Director Sandra Hebron. "But 127 Hours was the obvious choice for us — with filmmaking as bold and adventurous as its subject matter, it confirms Danny Boyle as one of the world's finest and most visionary directors, and will be a very fitting close to the festival.”

"I am honoured and delighted that 127 Hours has been selected to close the BFI London Film Festival," said Boyle. LFF played a vital role in the journey of Slumdog Millionaire in 2008 and it's great to be bringing new work here and renewing a happy partnership. I can't wait to unveil the new film and I hope it provides a worthy climax to what will hopefully be two weeks of great movies for our city."

The full list of this year's films will be announced on September 8.

No comments: