March 27, 2017

Rachel Weisz closing London Film Fest, as well, with “Deep Blue Sea” – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell This year’s BFI London Film Festival has a fondness for Rachel Weisz.

We already knew the Oscar-winning actress was opening the BFI London Film Festival this October with her new drama “360,” from her “Constant Gardener” director Fernando Mereilles. But Weisz seems eager to place her stamp all over this year’s fest, which announced that it will close with her “The Deep Blue Sea” on Oct. 27.

Directed by Terrence Davies, “Sea” also stars Tom Hiddleston and Simon Russell Beale in the story of privileged wife in 1950s London. She’s married to a judge who leaves after falling in love with a young ex-RAF pilot.

“As a British filmmaker, to get into the BFI London Film Festival at all is bliss,” Davies said in a statement. “To get a Closing Night film is sheer heaven!”

Both “360” and “Deep Blue Sea” will be at the Toronto International Film Festival, and we plan on catching both during our time at TIFF. Ironically, Weisz is closing this year’s TIFF with the thriller “Page Eight,” a British spy movie with Bill Nighy.

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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