Meirelles’s ‘360’ to open 2011 BFI London Film Festival

Anthony Hopkins stars in romantic suspenseful film ‘360’ from Fernando Meirelles

By Ray Bennett

Brazilian filmmaker Fernando Meirelles’ “360”, starring Rachel Weisz, Jude Law and Anthony Hopkins, will have its European premiere to open the 55th BFI London Film Festival on Wednesday Oct. 12. It has its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 12.

The film, with an original script by Peter Morgan, reunites Meirelles with Weisz, who won the 2006 Academy Award as best supporting actress for his film of John le Carré’s “The Constant Gardner”.

“360” is a roundelay of affairs across many cities such as Vienna, Paris, Bratislava, Rio de Janeiro, Denver and Phoenix that the director calls “an intimate film that talks about our options in life”.

Festival director Sandra Hebron says it “combines masterful visual story telling with a modern and moving narrative, helped by strong performances from a terrific ensemble cast”.

The 55th BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express, runs through Oct. 27.

Here’s more about the 55th BFI London Film Festival

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