Norwegian director Morten Tyldum’s first Hollywood movie, The Imitation Game, will open the 58th BFI London International Film Festival at London’s Odeon Leicester Square on Wednesday, 8 October, with a live cinecast from the red carpet and simultaneous screenings at cinemas across the UK. The festival runs through 19 October.
Humbled to share Turning`s story
“I am thrilled to be returning to London to share The Imitation Game with the festival audiences,” said Tyldum, whose latest Norwegian film Headhunters (Hodejegerne/2011) was nominated for a BAFTA award. “The experience of directing this film has been tremendously rewarding, and I am humbled to share Alan Turing’s incredible story on opening night.”
Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game is the real-life story of Alan Turing, “one of Britain’s most extraordinary unsung heroes, and one of the world’s greatest innovators” – a pioner of modern-day computing, Turing is credited with cracking the German Enigma code during World War II. The film is based on Andrew Hodges’ book Alan Turing: The Enigma.