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"Stories" are in the London Film Festival special program

12 films were selected to the main London Film Festival program

 

A long-awaited Tim Burton’s project - gothic cartoon "Frankenweenie" will be shown on the opening day. Moreover, the festival will feature filmmaker Dustin Hoffman’s debut - the movie "Quartet" and Ben Affleck’s political drama "Argo". There will be the world premiere of the documentary film about “Rolling Stones” band as well. 

We would remind you that "Stories" will be shown " in the "Russian film" program at X IFF "Pacific Meridian.

In   Michael Segal’s film "Stories" the manuscript of a young writer  gets into the literary publishing house and mysteriously begins to affect the lives of all those who open it and read at least one page. Four stories from the manuscript are the stories with an unpredictable finale. The film got several Russian awards, and the London Film Festival   included it into the special program.

This year, the festival organizers stepped away from tradition and chose Tim Burton’s animated film "Frankenweenie" for the opening film. It will be the European premiere: several cinemas will screen it simultaneously.

The premiere of the new film by Michael Newell ("Four Weddings and a Funeral," "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire") - "Great Expectations", screen version of Charles Dickens’ novel, - will close the festival. In spite of the fact that the filmmaker made the new reinterpretation of classics, the spirit of the original Dickens’ works is kept. The choice of this film is symbolic, because this year Britain celebrates the 200 year birthday of the famous writer. 

Michel Franco’s drama "After Lucia", David Ayer’s "Patrol" with  Jake Gyllenhaal starring, Rama Burshtayn’s film "Fill the Void" which is in the main competition at the Venice Film Festival, Michael Haneke’s  film "Love"  which received the "Palme d'Or" prize at Cannes this year, and many others will be shown at the festival as well. You can find a full list of participants at this web-site. In addition to the films there will be a lot of workshops and other special events organized at the London Film Festival. In total, 225 films including 14 world premieres will be presented there. 

Source:  FilmPro