Terence Davies’ The Deep Blue Sea to close London Film Festival

Tuesday August 30th 2011

Hot on the heels of the news that Fernando Meirelles’ 360 will open this year’s London Film Festival, this morning it was announced that another Toronto premiere will be slowly ambling across the pond for the closing night gala: Terence Davies’ The Deep Blue Sea.

It’s the first narrative feature in more than a decade from the director of such films as Distant Voices, Still Lives (which I’ve TOTES seen) and The Long Day Closes (haven’t seen) and it’s an adaptation of the Terence Rattigan play about a married woman who falls in love with an RAF pilot in the 1950s. Tom Hiddleston stars opposite Rachel Weisz, who’s now two for two at this year’s LFF. Who does she think she is, George Clooney at the 2009 LFF? *obscure reference face*


‘It’s a great pleasure to be able to close the festival with this exquisite new feature from one of our most cherished directors. Terence Davies is a filmmaker who the BFI has supported from the very beginnings of his career, and in Terence Rattigan’s centenary year, this beautifully directed and acted film is the perfect closing night film.’

Double Terence all the way across that quote. So intense.