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The Agency at the 61st BFI London Film Festival 4th -15th October 2017

William Nicholson’s BREATHE opened the 61st BFI London Film Festival on Wednesday 4th October.

A heart-warming celebration of bravery and human possibility, a love story about living every breath as though it’s your last.  Based on the true story of Robin Cavendish and his wife, Imaginarium co-founder Jonathan Cavendish’s parents, Andy Serkis’s feature directorial debut stars Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy.

LEAN ON PETE, written and directed by Andrew Haigh, enjoyed its European premiere in Venice in September, and went on to win the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best New Young Actor or Actress for its young lead, Charlie Plummer. This was followed by North American screenings in Toronto and Telluride, and the first UK screening was at the London Film Festival on the 5th of October. Adapted from Willy Vlautin’s novel of the same name, LEAN ON PETE also stars Steve Buscemi, Chloë Sevigny, Steve Zahn, and Travis Fimmel. It is produced by Tristan Goligher for The Bureau.

Written by Ian McEwan and based on his own Booker-nominated novel, ON CHESIL BEACH is Dominic Cooke’s directorial debut. The film follows newlyweds Florence and Edward on their honeymoon in 1962 and the impact of their first marital disagreement. Produced by Elizabeth Karlsen for Number 9 Films, On Chesil Beach stars Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle. Lionsgate will distribute in UK, early 2018. The film premiered at Toronto International Film Festival.
Screening dates: 8th October 17:30 Embankment Garden Cinema, 10th October 14:30 Embankment Garden Cinema, 15th October 15:30 Curzon Mayfair. Variety Review

Following Benjamin Cleary’s Oscar winning short STUTTERER, WAVE, co-directed by TJ O’Grady Peyton, screened in ‘Gits and Shiggles’ on the 5th and 7th of October. Gasper Rubicon awakes from a coma to a world he can’t communicate with. After falling prey to internet trolls, he gets to experience the other side of social media.