Fox Searchlight is parceling out its fall line-up across various festivals. Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan is opening Venice and will likely play Telluride as well as Toronto. Now we learn that Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go is opening the the 54th BFI London Film Festival on October 13.
Produced by DNA Films’ Andrew Macdonald, the film’s script was adapted by Alex Garland from the Kazuo Ishiguro bestseller about three young adults raised at a country boarding school who unearth disturbing news about their future. I hear that the movie, which was shot in the UK, tells Carey Mulligan’s story, while Keira Knightley and new Spider-Man Andrew Garfield play supporting roles.
According to Sandra Hebron, the Festival’s Artistic Director, the film “combines impeccable film making, outstanding performances and a deeply moving story.”
The 54th BFI London Film Festival runs from October 13 to 28; the fest will announce the rest of its program on September 8th.