The European premiere of 360, the newest movie from director Fernando Meirelles, will open this 55th BFI London Film Festival which gets under way on Wednesday 12th October.
The film, billed as a story of interconnected love and relationships written by Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/ Nixon), features an ensemble cast including Jude Law, Rachel Weisz and Sir Anthony Hopkins.
Starting in Vienna, the film beautifully weaves through Paris, London, Bratislava, Rio, Denver and Phoenix into a single, mesmerising narrative.
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.
Sandra Hebron, the Festival’s Artistic Director comments: “’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.”
The full programme for this year’s festival, which runs from 12-27 October 2011, will be announced on Wednesday 7 September.