JORDAN ROSSI, 09 October 2014

London Film Festival: The Imitation Game

Yesterday The Imitation Game opened the BFI London Film Festival. The film looks at the life of Alan Turing, the British mathematician who was one of the key members of the team that cracked the Enigma code during the Second World War. The Enigma was the machine that the Germans used throughout the war to disguise their communications.

The Imitation Game boasts an ensemble cast of Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Mathew Goode, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear and Charles Dance. While the film is primarily a drama there are several comedic exchanges throughout showcasing the diverse skills of Cumberbatch, Knightley and Dance. The film is based upon the biographical novel Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges and the script was written by Graham Moore. Moore is set to adapt the novel The Devil in the White City that will star Leonardo DiCaprio.

The Imitation Game is released in the UK on 14th November 2014.