Tyldum’s first US movie to open London
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.