Chilean Drama 'Bonsai' to Close 2011 Raindance Film Festival
LONDON – This year’s Raindance Film Festival in the British capital will close with Chilean drama Bonsai, Christian Jimenez’s sophomore directorial effort.
The movie closes the festival which aims to focus on discoveries, innovation and indie filmmaking.
Organizers previously announced this year’s event would open with Another Earth, directed by Mike Cahill and starring Brit Marling alongside William Mapother.
Announcing this year’s full lineup, organizers said the festival will include 90 U.K. premieres from 36 countries, and more than 30 international premieres.
Among those big tickets will be the world bow for mockumentary Black Pond, starring BAFTA-award winning comedian Chris Langham who last made headlines in 2007 for being jailed for downloading pornographic images of children being abused.
Langham stars alongside stand-up Simon Amstell, who is making his feature debut, in the black comedy that sees an ordinary family accused of murder after a stranger dies at their dinner table.
Dougray Scott, Jodie Whittaker, Emilia Fox and David Warner-starring drama A Thousand Kisses Deep, directed by Dana Lustig also makes its world premiere, organizers said.
The festival runs Sept. 28 through Oct. 9 in central London.