'Chariots Of Fire' To Get Fresh Run Ahead Of London's Summer Olympics

The British Film Insititute is stumping £150,000 in P&A support to trot out classic Oscar winner Chariots Of Fire. The 31-year-old film’s theatrical run will begin throughout the UK on July 13 with a digitally remastered print. Fox, an original backer, has been helping in the effort to re-release the 1981 Best Picture winner about a pair of runners who make it to the 1924 Olympics despite religious obstacles. Ben Cross, Ian Charleson and Ian Holm starred in the Hugh Hudson-directed and David Puttnam-produced picture. Holm won the best supporting actor Palme d’Or in Cannes when the film premiered there. Later, Chariots also won the 1981 Oscar for Colin Welland’s screenplay, Milena Canonero’s costume design and Vangelis’ ubiquitous original score. A full press release follows: (more…)

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