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Emerald Fennell’s ‘Saltburn’ to Kick Off London Film Festival with International Premiere

Emerald Fennell’s ‘Saltburn’ Will Open London Film Festival

“Saltburn,” the latest film from Emerald Fennell, the talented filmmaker behind “Promising Young Woman,” is set to open this year’s London Film Festival. Fennell not only directed but also wrote and produced the film. Audiences can catch its International Premiere on October 4 at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall, with simultaneous screenings across the UK.

Amazon Studios and MGM will release the film in cinemas on November 24. Adding to the film’s creative force, Margot Robbie and Josey McNamara also serve as producers.

Barry Keoghan and Jacob Elordi Lead in ‘Saltburn’: A Mesmerizing Tale of Privilege and Desire

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“Saltburn,” set in the mid-2000s and filmed at various UK locations, follows Oliver Quick, a student struggling to fit in at Oxford University. He is drawn into the world of the aristocratic Felix Catton, who invites him to his eccentric family’s sprawling estate for an unforgettable summer.

The film stars Barry Keoghan, Jacob Elordi, Rosamund Pike, Richard E. Grant, Alison Oliver, Archie Madekwe, and Carey Mulligan. With a focus on privilege and desire, “Saltburn” promises to deliver a mesmerizing and wicked tale.

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“I’m honored that our film is able to open this year’s BFI London Film Festival. It is a festival that inspired me so much growing up, one that I followed excitedly from my bedroom on the other side of London. It feels extra-special that Saltburn, this very British tale of excess, is able to make its international debut at the wonderful BFI.”

Emerald Fennell

Emerald Fennell’s ‘Saltburn’ to Open LFF: A Thrilling Showcase of UK Talent

This year, festival head Kristy Matheson presents her first LFF edition after taking over last year. She chose “Saltburn” as the Opening Night film, directed by Academy Award winner Emerald Fennell.

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Matheson praised the expert craftsmanship, exhilarating plot, and exceptional performances, showcasing a depth of UK talents both on and off-screen. The film’s early 21st-century pop bangers soundtrack adds to its allure.

While LFF holds the International Premiere, the film’s fall debut location is still under wraps, with speculation pointing to the Telluride Film Festival.