The film stars Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake and Pearce Quigley who will join Leigh to promote the film as it competes in Competition at the 75th Venice International Film Festival where it will get a world premiere on 2 September. Peterloo will celebrate its UK premiere in Manchester on 17 October as part of theBFI London Film Festival – marking the first time that a LFF premiere will take place outside of London.
The director is enthusiastic to attend the premiere in Manchester, where the events took place. 'It’s always an honour to be included in the glorious London Film Festival', Leigh said, 'but how inspired and generous of the Festival to screen Peterloo in Manchester.' At the same time as the Manchester premiere, screenings will be held across the country on the same evening as part of the festival.
Supporting the film, the London Film Festival’s Artistic Director Tricia Tuttle said, 'In Peterloo, Mike Leigh and his talented cast and crew have delivered a rousing, powerful film of immense scale and ambition.'
Leigh’s previous film Mr. Turner, the Timothy Spall-starring biopic about English Romantic painter J. M. W. Turner, premiered in competition at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and earned four Academy Award nominations. Now backed by Film4 and the BFI, and celebrating a landmark of British history, Peterloo is set to make waves this autumn, set for a 2 November public release date.
|What||Mike Leigh's Peterloo film, UK premiere in Manchester|
02 Nov 18 – 02 Nov 19, TIMES VARY
|Price||£ determined by cinemas|
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