The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game is to open the 58th BFI London Film Festival this autumn.

The festival will kick off on Wednesday 8th October, and The Imitation Game will receive its European Premiere, with Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley expected to attend.

Cumberbatch will take on the role of Alan Turing in the biopic, as the film chronicles his role in breaking the Enigma code during the Second World War.

The Imitation Game will mark the return of MOrten Tyldum, while Mark Strong, Charles Dance and Matthew Goode are some of the other names on the cast list.

Clare Stewart, BFI London Film Festival Director, comments: "We are thrilled to announce one of the most anticipated films of the year - The Imitation Game - as this year’s BFI London Film Festival Opening Night gala.

"Featuring extraordinary performances from the British talent in front of the camera and vividly directed by Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game does cinematic justice to Alan Turing’s vision, determination and personal story as well as his enduring impact on British history and contemporary life."

The Imitation Game is already being tipped as a possible Oscar contender, and is one of the movies that is not to be missed this autumn.

The 58th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express runs from Wednesday 8 October-Sunday 19 October. The full programme for the Festival will be announced on Wednesday 3 September.

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