BFI London Film Festival 2017 Announces Opening Film

The 61st BFI London Film Festival has announced that it will open with the directorial debut by Andy Serkis called Breathe. The film, which will have it’s European premiere on October 4th, tells the true story of Robin (Andrew Garfield) and Diana (Claire Foy) whose lives are changed once he’s paralysed after being diagnosed with Polio. 

Andy Serkis says, “On behalf of the cast and crew of Breathe we are absolutely thrilled and deeply honoured to be the Opening Gala performance in this year’s incredibly richly diverse and world-class BFI London Film Festival. Breathe is a deeply personal story to all of us at The Imaginarium and to have the European premiere of my directorial debut in London, my hometown, is beyond my wildest dreams.” 

The BFI London Film Festival takes place from October 4th to 15th and will showcase several films, ranging from a wide variety of filmmakers from diverse backgrounds. 

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