The 55th BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express, is proud to announce that this year’s Festival will close on Thursday 27 October with the UK premiere of The Deep Blue Sea, adapted and directed by Terence Davies (Distant Voices, Still Lives), marking his return to fiction feature making following his much loved documentary Of Time and the City.
Set in post-war Britain, this deeply moving adaptation of Terence Rattigan’s classic play is a study of forbidden love, suppressed desire and the fear of loneliness, and stars Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston and Simon Russell Beale.
Sandra Hebron, the Festival’s Artistic Director says:
“It’s a great pleasure to be able to close the Festival with this exquisite new feature from one of our most cherished directors. Terence Davies is a filmmaker who the BFI has supported from the very beginnings of his career, and in Terence Rattigan’s centenary year, this beautifully directed and acted film is this perfect closing film.”
Director Terence Davies adds:
“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 full programme for the 55th BFI London Film Festival will be announced on Wednesday 7 September.
Source: BFI 30th August 2011