The 60th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® is delighted to announce that this year’s Opening Night gala will be Amma Asante’s A UNITED KINGDOM, the true story of Seretse Khama, King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1947 in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British and South African governments.
Principal photography has commenced on DARK RIVER, the third feature film from writer/director CLIO BARNARD (The Arbor, The Selfish Giant), starring RUTH WILSON (The Affair, Saving Mr Banks), MARK STANLEY (Game of Thrones, Kajaki) and SEAN BEAN (The Martian, The Lord of The Rings).
DAVID BRENT LIFE ON THE ROAD is written, directed by and stars Ricky Gervais, with original music and lyrics by Gervais, musical arrangement by Andy Burrows (Razorlight, We Are Scientists) and raps by Ben Bailey Smith.
The acclaimed film is Ken Loach’s second Cannes Palme d’Or win and sees the director team up again with screenwriter Paul Laverty (The Wind that Shakes the Barley, Jimmy's Hall, The Angels’ Share). I Daniel Blake stars British comedian Dave Johns and Hayley Squires (A Royal Night Out).