Never Let Me Go to open London Film Festival
6th August 2010
The European premiere of Never Let Me Go will open this
year's London Film Festival, the British Film Institute (BFI) has
Kazuo Ishiguro's novel of
the same name, the film was directed by Mark Romanek, whose
past works include One Hour Photo, and adapted for
the silver screen by The
Sandra Hebron, the festival's artistic director, said that the
film has a 'deeply moving story' that makes it 'appropriate' for
the event's opening night, which takes place on October 13th.
'It is a great pleasure to be able to open the festival with a
film as accomplished and imaginative as Never Let Me Go,'
The film, which stars Oscar nominee Keira Knightley, who
appeared in the big screen adaptations of Pride
and Prejudice and Atonement,
follows a woman's attempt to make sense of her childhood and her
passage into adulthood.
Ishiguro, who was shortlisted for the 2005 Booker Prize with
Never Let Me Go, has also written A Pale
View of Hills, An
Artist of the Floating World and The
Remains of the Day.