Theatre, Film and TV

Broken and What Richard Did included in BFI London Film Festival line-up

Sep 4, 2012

The 56th BFI London Film Festival lineup has been announced, with Broken, the début film from Rufus Norris and What Richard Did, written by Malcolm Campbell included in the festival.

Broken, adapted by Mark O'Rowe from the novel by Daniel Clay and produced by Cuba Pictures, will be included in the Love strand of the festival. Starring Tim Roth, Rory Kinnear, Cillian Murphy,  Robert Emms and Bill Milner, Broken tells the story of 11 year old Skunk Cunningham (Eloise Laurence), whose life descends into chaos after she witnesses a brutal attack. 

The BFI have also announced the nominations for the various competition strands with Rufus and Eloise both nominated for the Best British Newcomer Award.

What Richard Did, adapted by Malcolm Campbell from the novel Bad Day at Blackrock and directed by Lenny Abrahamson (Garage), traces the fateful story of a gifted and gilded Dublin teenager whose future is compromised after a senseless act of violence. The film will receives its worldwide première at Toronto International Film Festival 2012 before showing as part of the London Film Festival.

The BFI London Film Festival will run from October 10th - 21st 2012.