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360 to open London Film Festival

This year's London Film Festival will open with the new film by City of God director Fernando Meirelles.

Rachel Weisz, Jude Law and Sir Anthony Hopkins star in 360, which will have its European premiere in the capital on Wednesday October 12.

The film, which focuses on a series of interlinked stories between couples in different cities including London, Vienna and Denver, was written by Frost/Nixon screenwriter Peter Morgan.

The festival's artistic director, Sandra Hebron, said: "I'm delighted that 360 will be our opening night film, and very pleased to welcome back Fernando Meirelles and Peter Morgan to the festival.

"With its impeccable filmmaking credentials and intriguing premise, 360 combines masterful visual storytelling with a modern and moving narrative, helped by strong performances from a terrific ensemble cast. It will be a pleasure to open this year's festival with such an accomplished film from one of international cinema's finest filmmakers."

Meirelles said he was "honoured" his film had been chosen to open the event.

The full programme for The 55th BFI London Film Festival will be announced on September 7.

The festival runs from October 12 to 27.

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