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Snowpiercer to open LA Film Fest

Chris Evans' Snowpiercer has been chosen to open the Los Angeles Film Festival.

The sci-fi movie, which also stars Tilda Swinton and Ed Harris, will be screened at the event on June 11, around two weeks ahead of its US release.

The film, from director Bong Joon-ho, is set in a post-apocalyptic winter world and follows a train full of survivors who are battling to stay alive.

David Ansen, the festival's artistic director, said: "I'm thrilled to have Bong Joon-ho's amazing Snowpiercer to kick off the 2014 Los Angeles Film Festival.

"As fans of The Host and Mother know, Bong takes popular genres to a visionary new level. Here he puts us on a speeding train in a frozen post-apocalyptic future - in the company of Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Song Kang-ho, Ed Harris, Octavia Spencer, Jamie Bell and John Hurt - and treats us to a wild, funny and darkly provocative ride. You've never seen anything quite like it!"

The Los Angeles Film Festival runs from June 11 to 19.

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