360 Will Open the London Film FestivalFernando Meirelles’ (City of God, The Constant Gardener) latest film, the romantic drama 360, has been named the opening night film for the 55th BFI London Film Festival. Peter Morgan (The Queen) wrote the script and Rachel Weisz (who worked with Meirelles in Constant Gardener), Anthony Hopkins, Ben Foster, and Jude Law star in 360.
Sandra Hebron, the Festival’s Artistic Director, stated, “‘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.”
“In the past decade I’ve been to the BFI London Film Festival six times, some of them as a guest, and some as part of the audience,” said director Fernando Meirelles. “The BFI London Film Festival is one of the best festivals in the world due to its selection of films and the number of theatres the films are shown in. I am very honored 360, an intimate film that talks about our options in life, has been chosen to open the Festival this year, and I want to thank Sandra Hebron for extending this prestigious invitation to me for a second time, following The Constant Gardener, which opened the Festival in 2005.”
360 features interconnected love stories and relationships which link characters from different cities, starting in Vienna and moving through Paris, London, Bratislava, Rio, Denver and Phoenix.
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.
The Festival runs October 12 – 27, 2011.
Source: BFI London Film Festival