Opening film for this year's BFI London Film Festival announced
The opening film for the 63rd BFI London Film Festival was announced a short while ago. Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History of David Copperfield will make its European debut at the start of the festival on October 2.
This fresh take on Charles Dickens’ classic novel boasts a stellar British cast, led by Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, Peter Capaldi, Ben Whishaw, Paul Whitehouse, Aneurin Barnard, Daisy May Cooper, Morfydd Clark, Benedict Wong, Gwendoline Christie, Anthony Welsh and Rosalind Eleazar.
From birth to infancy, from adolescence to adulthood, the good-hearted David Copperfield is surrounded by kindness, wickedness, poverty and wealth, as he meets an array of remarkable characters in Victorian England. As David sets out to be a writer, in his quest for family, friendship, romance and status, the story of his life is the most seductive tale of all.
The 63rd London Film Festival runs from Wednesday 2 October to Sunday 13 October 2019.