Please make sure to book your tickets to see the following Conway van Gelder Grant actors on the silver screen during the Festival:
ALICE BAILEY JOHNSON appears in the first feature from writer, director and actress, Billie Piper. RARE BEASTS produced by Western Edge Pictures. A frank, intimate and original portrayal of the minefield of contemporary careers and relationships. Showing on October 10th at Curzon Mayfair, October 11th at Odeon Tottenham Court Road and October 13th at the Prince Charles Cinema.
Watch SANTIAGO CABRERA in EMA, a character study of a beguiling woman who is ruled by heart and impulse, directed by Pablo Larraín, screenplay by Guillermo Calderón, Pablo Larraín and Alejandro Moreno and produced by Fabula. Pablo Larraín has already won the UNIMED Award at the Venice Film Festival. Catch it at the Embankment Garden Cinema on 11th and 12th of October.
Well ahead of broadcast, be one of the first to see SIMON CHANDLER in the initial two episodes of Athina Rachel Tsangari’s eagerly awaited BBC series, TRIGONOMETRY, written by Duncan Macmillan and Effie Woods. These will be screened on October 11th at the Curzon Soho.
SALLY HAWKINS returns to the big screen in the world premiere of ETERNAL BEAUTY, written and directed by Craig Roberts and produced by Cliff Edge Pictures. It's a story that explores mental illness and the effect of medication. Watch Sally’s fearless performance at the BFI Southbank on 8th October and at the Odeon Tottenham Court Road on 9th October.
MICHIEL HUISMAN stars in THE OTHER LAMB, directed by Małgorzata Szumowska, screenplay by Catherine S McMullen and produced by Subotica Entertainment. THE OTHER LAMB is an entrancing English language debut from Małgorzata Szumowska’s about life in an otherworldly cult. This film is also part of the official competition. Showing at the Vue West End on 11th, 12th and 13th October.
In the official competition, an opportunity to see LILY KNIGHT in SAINT MAUD about a mysterious nurse who becomes dangerously obsessed with saving the soul of her dying patient in director Rose Glass’ divine debut. Playing at the Vue West End on October 5th and 6th and BFI Southbank on October 8th.
Catch JACK O’CONNELL in the powerful, yet meaningful SEBERG starring Kristen Stewart, based on Jean Seberg's controversial true story. SEBERG is directed by Benedict Andrews, with a screenplay by Anna Waterhouse and Joe Shrapnel and produced by Phreaker Films. JACK O’CONNELL previously worked with director Benedict Andrews on Cat On A Hot Tin Roof in London's West End. SEBERG is showing at the BFI Southbank on 4th and 5th October.
AKI OMOSHAYBI stars in his debut feature film as writer and director. An earnest exploration of love between two people who work hard to keep their romance on tract while struggling to manage personal hardship. REAL premières on October 6th at the Vue West End and can be seen again on October 8th at the Odeon Tottenham Court Road.
ANN SKELLY stars in ROSE PLAYS JULIE, directed and written by Christine Molloy and Joe Lawlor and produced by Desperate Optimists. It's a gripping and immersive drama about a young woman seeking her biological mother. This film is part of the official competition. Catch it at Vue West End on 3rd and 4th October and at the BFI Southbank on 6th October.