We absolutely love BFI London Film Festival. Every single time we hear an announcement, we get so blissfully excited. First of all, hearing about Amma Asante’s fantastic A United Kingdom opening the festival and now we know exactly what’s closing the festival.
BEN WHEATLEY’S FREE FIRE!
Wait, sorry, professional.
The upcoming heist thriller some the cult independent director is the third film Wheatley has showcased at the BFI London Film Festival including High-Rise and Sightseers. The directors upcoming film stars Academy Award winner Brie Larson and whilst we haven’t much news on the film yet, the film revolves around Justine who gets involved in gun warfare and a heart stopping game of survival ensues.
Of the showing, Ben Wheatley says “I’m very proud to be showing Free Fire at the BFI London Film Festival. To be the closing film is a great honour. LFF have been fantastic in supporting the films I’ve made (me and an army of 100s) and I can’t wait to show Free Fire to the Festival audience!”
BFI London Film Festival Director, Clare Stewart says: “Ben Wheatley’s ascent as one of the UK’s most dazzling cinematic talents continues with this ballsy actioner. Dripping with blood, sweat and irony, Free Fire ‘s bravura filmmaking pays knowing tribute to the films of Sam Peckinpah and features a terrific cast who clearly relish bringing Wheatley and co-writer Amy Jump’s vivid characters to the screen. We are thrilled to be presenting the European Premiere as our Closing Night gala, ensuring that the 60th edition of the BFI London Film Festival goes out with a bang!
Wheatley, Brie Larson, BFI!
Those are three words that make us quiver in our film panties!