BFI London Film Fest Opens With ‘360’ From Fernando Meirelles
The Deep Blue Sea starring Rachel Weisz (who also stars in the festival’s opening-night film, 360), Tom Hiddleston, and Simon Russell Beale will close the 55th BFI London Film Festival on October 27th. This will be the UK premiere of the drama adapted and directed by Terence Davies (Distant Voices, Still Lives), marking his return to fiction features. Set in post-war Britain, this is an adaptation of Terence Rattigan’s classic play The Deep Blue Sea — a study of forbidden love, suppressed desire, and the fear of loneliness. Davies said: “”As a British filmmaker, to get into the BFI London Film Festival at all is bliss — to get a closing-night film is sheer heaven! The festival is now, rightly, seen as one of the major European and world film festivals; championing not only British but world cinema.” The Deep Blue Sea opens in UK cinemas on November 25th.