Love film? You’ll love Web Summit – check out other film happenings at this year’s event
Alongside fascinating talks with some key film industry experts, the cinema offering at this year’s Web Summit also features an exclusive screening of eagerly anticipated new film The Imitation Game. Due in cinemas on November 14th, the film is based on the real life story of Alan Turing (played by Benedict Cumberbatch), who is credited with cracking the German Enigma code, The Imitation Game portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team at Britain’s top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, was the eventual victim of an unenlightened British Establishment, but his work and legacy live on.
With an all-star cast and gripping real-life storyline, we’re delighted to be featuring the film ahead of its November 14th release. The Imitation Game stars Benedict Cumberbatch (Star Trek Into Darkness, Sherlock) as Turing and Keira Knightley (Atonement) as close friend and fellow code breaker Joan Clarke, alongside a top notch cast including Matthew Goode (A Single Man), Mark Strong (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Rory Kinnear (Skyfall), Charles Dance (Gosford Park, Game of Thrones), Allen Leech (In Fear, Downton Abbey) and Matthew Beard (An Education).
If you won’t be there to see it at Web Summit, The Imitation Game hits cinemas on November 14th. Check out the trailer below:
Also showing at Web Summit 2014 – I AM ALI
This definitive documentary tells the story of Ali’s extraordinary life, his rise from humble beginnings to become “the most recognizable man on planet earth”. It is told through the eyes of those who knew him best and who were there – the inner circle. “Well it was better than a ringside seat. With a ringside seat you have to go when the fight is over. To be part of the victory and part of the defeat, that was a very special thing. To be right there.” – Gene Kilroy, Ali’s former Business Manager
This documentary features previously unseen family photographs and tape recordings which have never been heard outside the family. These audio recordings, based on telephone conversations and tape recordings Ali made of his family and friends provide the narrative spine of the film. Given that Ali is no longer able to talk as he once did, this audio archive gives the film a freshness and poignancy and ensures that Ali’s charismatic voice is stamped on his own story.
I Am Ali is a very personal account of Ali not just as a fighter but as a father, husband, brother, friend and a man who stood up for what he believed in. Each contributor tells their own unique story of what it was like to be with Ali. Check out the trailer below: