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The incredible story of genius Alan Turing finally comes to public light with The Imitation Game, a revelatory representation of an essential chapter in World War II that was lost for horrific reasons. Benedict Cumberbatch leads the film as Turing with a fine performance, and stars opposite Keira Knightley playing a female companion of Turing, alongside talents like Matthew Goode and Mark Strong. The film is adapted from the Andrew Hodges book “Alan Turing: The Enigma” by Graham Moore, and directed by Morten Tyldum.
Moore is a debut screenwriter with Chicago roots, and received acclaim for his novel “The Sherlockian,” released in 2010. He is lined up next to adapt Erik Larson’s “Devil in the White City” into the highly-anticipated vehicle for Leonardo DiCaprio.
- Nick Allen
Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode and company are receiving the Ensemble Performance Award at the upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival. The cast will join previously announced recipients Julianne Moore ("Still Alice"), Rosamund Pike ("Gone Girl"), Eddie Redmayne ("The Theory of Everything"), J.K. Simmons ("Whiplash"), and Reese Witherspoon ("Wild").
Here's the complete press release:
Palm Springs, CA December 5, 2014) . The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present its Ensemble Performance Award to the film The Imitation Game. The award will honor the film.s cast, which includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech, Matthew Beard, Charles Dance and Mark Strong. The Gala will also present awards to previously announced honorees Julianne Moore, Rosamund Pike, Eddie Redmayne and J.K. Simmons. Presented by Cartier and hosted by Mary Hart, the Awards Gala will be held Saturday, January 3 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.
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[via the BFI]
The programme for the 58th BFI London Film Festival launched today, with Festival Director Clare Stewart presenting this year’s rich and diverse selection of films and events. The lineup includes highly anticipated fall titles including David Ayer’s Fury, Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher, the Sundance smash Whiplash, Jean-Luc Godard’s Goodbye to Language 3D, The Imitation Game starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner, Jason Reitman’s Men, Women and Children and Jean-Marc Vallee’s Wild.
As Britain’s leading film event and one of the world’s oldest film festivals, it introduces the finest new British and international films to an expanding London and UK-wide audience, offering a compelling combination of red carpet glamour, engaged audiences and vibrant exchange. The Festival provides an essential profiling opportunity for films seeking global success at the start of the Awards season, promotes the careers of British and »
Nothing is too heavily encrypted in “The Imitation Game,”, rendered in such unerringly tasteful, “Masterpiece Theatre”-ish fashion that every one of Turing’s professional triumphs and personal tragedies arrives right on schedule and with nary a hair out of place. More than once during the accomplished (but not particularly distinctive) English-language debut for Norwegian director Morten Tyldum (“Headhunters”), you can catch the ghost of the late Richard Attenborough nodding approvingly over the decorous proceedings. And yet so innately compelling is Turing’s story — to say nothing of Benedict Cumberbatch’s masterful performance — it’s hard not to get caught up in this well-told tale and its skillful manipulations. Likely to prove more popular with general audiences than highbrow critics, this unapologetically old-fashioned prestige picture (the first of the season’s dueling studies of brilliant but tragic English academics, to be followed soon by “The Theory of Everything”) looks and »
- Scott Foundas
The 39th Toronto International Film Festival has announced its initial slate of galas and special presentations, which includes 37 world premieres and several films with Oscar ambitions. The Judge, which stars Robert Downey Jr. as a big-city lawyer who reluctantly returns home and ends up defending his revered father (Robert Duvall) against criminal charges, will have its world premiere in Toronto. His Avengers pal, Chris Evans, will unveil his own directorial debut in Toronto, titled Before We Go.
- Jeff Labrecque
The Toronto International Film Festival has announced over 40 titles — a mix of awards contenders, star-powered indies, and international art-house fare — screening in its Gala and Special Presentations program this September, including Denzel Washington’s “The Equalizer,” a pair of Reese Witherspoon projects and closing night film “A Little Chaos,” Alan Rickman’s period pic starring Kate Winslet as a landscape gardener assigned to construct the garden at Versailles.
World-preeming Galas announced this morning at the Tiff Bell Lightbox also include “Pawn Sacrifice,” Ed Zwick’s biopic on the legendary Cold War-era chess match between Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) and Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber), and “Black and White,” Mike Binder’s tale of a grieving widower (Kevin Costner) in a custody battle, as well as WB fall releases “The Judge” (Robert Downey Jr.) and Shawn Levy’s dysfunctional family comedy-drama “This Is Where I Leave You.”
International titles world-preeming on the »
- Jennie Punter
The Toronto International Film Festival announced its initial wave of 2014 premieres and galas this morning and it features some familiar awards titles, some big stars and some unexpected studio titles. Among the major studio films, David Dobkin's "The Judge" with Robert Downey Jr. and Antoine Fuqua's "The Equalizer" each received gala slots and should premiere over the festival's opening weekend. Other announced galas so far include Bennett Miller's acclaimed "Foxcatcher," which debuted at Cannes, and Mike Binder's "Black and White" starring Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer and Anthony Mackie. Toronto has also scheduled special gala screenings for David Cronenberg's "Map to the Stars" with Julianne Moore and Robert Pattinson, François Ozon's "The New Girlfriend," Ed Zwick's "Pawn Sacrifice" with Tobey Maguire, Lone Scherfig's "The Riot Club," Jean-Marc Vallée's "Wild," Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano's "Samba" and Shawn Levy's "This is Where I Leave You »
- Gregory Ellwood
The 58th BFI London Festival is to open on October 8 with the European premiere of Second World War codebreaking drama The Imitation Game.
Cumberbatch, Knightley and director Morten Tyldum are expected to attend the premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square, with simultaneous screenings due to take place at cinemas across the UK.
Clare Stewart, BFI London Film Festival director, said: “Featuring extraordinary performances from the British talent in front of the camera and vividly directed by Morten Tyldum, The Imitation Game does cinematic justice to Alan Turing’s vision, determination and personal »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
The film will open the 58th BFI London Film Festival on Wednesday, October 8.
The Imitation Game will be in theaters on November 21st in the Us; UK cinemas on November 14.
In The Imitation Game, Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to crack the German Enigma Code that helped the Allies win WWII.
Turing went on to assist with the development of computers at the University of Manchester after the war, but was prosecuted by the UK government in 1952 for homosexual acts which the country deemed illegal.
Behind-the-camera talent »
- Michelle McCue
The Duchess of Cambridge got an insight into her family history when she met a woman who worked alongside her grandmother at a World War II code-breaking center. On Wednesday, Kate, 32, was at Bletchley Park, the secret wartime spy base brought to life in the movie Enigma starring Kate Winslet. The base's historic huts where the code breakers worked have been renovated to look like they did 70 years ago. And Kate looked the part. She dressed in a 1940s-style navy pencil skirt and cream outfit by Alexander McQueen and sapphire and diamond earrings that once belonged to her late mother-in-law, »
- Simon Perry
Morten Tyldum directed the film from Graham Moore’s script, based on Andrew Hodges’ biography “Alan Turing: The Enigma” about the British mathematician and cryptographer who played a key role in cracking the Nazi party’s Enigma code during World War II.
FilmNation is handling international rights at Cannes.
The acquisition deal was negotiated by Al Munteanu for SquareOne Entertainment and by FilmNation Entertainment.
- Dave McNary
It wouldn't be the worst thing in the world to have that nice Dougray Scott round, you'd think. You could chat about how things went so wrong for him at the end of Mission: Impossible II and where he keeps his Enigma machine. He’d probably bring a cake. Only, well, not so much in his new home invasione film Tiger House.According to The Hollywood Reporter, Scott is jetting out to Cape Town to join a Brit thriller that sees Kaya Scodelario’s injured gymnast face off against a bunch of home invaders. The former Skins actress will attempt to save her boyfriend from the armed gang who have taken him and his family captive. There's no role announced for the once-nearly-Wolverine, but he'll play someone "badass" according to word from the film's camp.Ill Manors’ Ed Skrein is also aboard the film, which has a first-look still of »
Director: Morten Tyldum
Writer: Graham Moore
U.S. Distributor: The Weinstein Co.
This is Norwegian director Morten Tyldum’s highly anticipated follow-up to his international breakout success, 2011’s Headhunters. We’re happy to see him back with another dose of twisty suspense. If the film sounds familiar it’s because there was a 2001 film called Enigma, directed by Michael Apted that was, very loosely, based on the same mathematician. We’re certain Tyldum’s will usurp a superior status, especially considering the numbingly busy Benedict Cumberbatch is headlining.
Gist: English mathematician and logician, Alan Turing, helps crack the Enigma code during World War II.
Release Date: The Weinstein Co. were so confident about the title that they just grabbed it for a cool 7 million. Expect a nice, fat premiere slot at »
- Nicholas Bell
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