We’re excited to announce that the 55th BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express, will close on Thursday 27th October with the UK premiere of Terence Davies’ The Deep Blue Sea, starring TOM HIDDLESTON.
Set in post-war Britain, this deeply moving story is an adaptation of Terence Rattigan’s classic play. Hester Collyer (Rachel Weisz) leads a privileged life in 1950s London as the beautiful wife of high court judge Sir William Collyer (Simon Russell Beale). To the shock of those around her, she walks out of her marriage to move in with young ex-RAF pilot, Freddie Page (TOM HIDDLESTON), with whom she has fallen passionately in love.
Festival Artistic Director Sandra Hebron commented: “It’s a great pleasure to be able to close the festival with this exquisite new feature from one of our most cherished directors…this beautifully directed and acted film is the perfect closing night film.”
The Deep Blue Sea receives its international premiere at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival in September and it will be released in UK cinemas on 11th November 2011. In the meantime, here is an exclusive scene from the film…