9 October 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch talks The Imitation Game

By Cassio | Categorised in News

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We spoke to Benedict Cumberbatch about his new film The Imitation Game, which opened the festival on Wednesday night.

Based on the wonderful true story of war hero/ mathematician Alan Turing, we asked actor what he thought about being back in London to promote the film:
“I’m a Londoner, I love it here and I’ve always wanted to be part of the Film Festival. I’m so excited about this film because I’m hoping that it inspires people to go and find out more about this extraordinary man.”
So what’s the film like?  The Imitation Game is based on the real life story of mathematician and cryptanalyst Alan Turing.  Starring Matthew Goode, Keira Knightley and Charles Dance, the choice of cast gives the story the gravitas that this remarkable tale deserves.  Graham Moore’s thoughtful screenplay alternates between three significant periods of Turing’s life: the nerve-wracking daily race against the clock as the team of code-breakers at Bletchley Park work to decipher the seemingly impenetrable code; the interrogation of Turing after his arrest in 1952 for ‘gross indecency’ which lead to his devastating conviction for the criminal offence of homosexuality; and flashbacks to school days and his intoxicating friendship with a boy named Christopher.
Charming, surprising and often very funny, the film is a great triumph for British cinema.  Be sure to catch it this month when it gets general release.
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