Los Angeles: Jude Law, Rachel Weisz and Anthony Hopkins starrer ‘360’ will open the London Film Festival this year.
The Fernando Meirelles directed romantic tale will kick-start UK`s largest movie festival. His film ‘The Constant Gardener’ opened the festival in the year 2005, The Hollywood Reporter said.
‘360,’ written by Oscar-nominated scribe Peter Morgan, is about a kaleidoscope of interconnected love and relationships linking characters from different cities and countries in a tale of romantic life in the 21st century.
Starting in Vienna, the film weaves through Paris, London, Bratislava, Rio, Denver and Phoenix into a single narrative. The artistic director of the film festival, Sandra Hebron, said she was happy to see the return of Mereilles and Morgan to the event.
"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," Hebron said.
"In the past decade I`ve been to the BFI London Film Festival six times, some of them as a guest, and some as part of the audience. I am very honoured 360, an intimate film that talks about our options in life, has been chosen to open the Festival this year," said Meirelles said.