London Film Festival Announces This Year's Opener
Fernando Meirelles's 360 , starring Jude Law and Rachel Weisz, has been selected to open the 55th annual London Film Festival on October 12, the festival's organizers announced today (Wednesday). It will be the last festival overseen by artistic director Sandra Hebron, who was named to the post in 2003 and has been part of the festival team since 1997. She announced last month that she is stepping down. In a statement, Andrew Eaton and David Linde, the producers of 360 , thanked the festival for the opening-night honor, then added, "It feels especially significant and poignant at Sandra Hebron's last festival as director." This year's festival runs from October 12 to 27.