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Red Carpet Glitz Comes To Swindon

*Sponsored post in association with American Express® 

The 61st BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is back for another exciting year, bringing the best of British and International filmmaking talents to London.  

The Festival is set to take place on the 4th – 15th of October this year, and will feature an incredible 243 films, from 67 countries, available to watch in 15 cinemas, over 12 days – WOW.  

This year, the Festival plays host to the world’s best new films; opening with Andy Serkis’, Breathe and closing with Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.   

I’m so excited to announce that on Wednesday 4th October, the Swindon Cineworld will play host to the glitz and glamour of the Opening Night gala of the 61st BFI London Film Festival, with a screening of the European premiere of Breathe along with a stream of the live red carpet fun before the film itself. 

Breathe sounds amazing, you can read a short synopsis below to give you a feel of what the film is all about. 

Andy Serkis’s (Jungle Book, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) makes his feature directorial debut, with Breathe. Based on a script by twice Academy Award-nominated writer William Nicholson (Everest, Shadowlands and Gladiator), BREATHE is an inspirational true story of love without limits. 

Adventurous and charismatic, Robin (Andrew Garfield- Hacksaw Ridge, Silence) has his whole life ahead of him when he is paralysed by polio, whilst in Africa. Against all advice, Robin’s wife Diana (Claire Foy- Golden Globe Winner, The Crown, Wolf Hall) brings him home from hospital; where her devotion and witty determination transcends his disability. Together they refuse to be imprisoned by his suffering; dazzling others with their humour, courage and lust for life. Breathe is a heart-warming and highly emotional celebration of bravery and human possibility, a love story about living every breath as though it’s your last. 

Based on the true story of producer Jonathan Cavendish’s own parents, BREATHE shows how Robin’s handling of and reaction to his illness, had a huge impact on mobility and access for the disabled. 

The film’s supporting cast members include Hugh Bonneville (Paddington and Downton Abbey) and Tom Hollander (Jungle Book and The Night Manager) as Robin’s devoted, longtime friends. Stephen Mangan (Rush) and acting legend Dame Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones, the original The Avengers) complete the cast with a soundtrack by the acclaimed composer Nitin Sawhney. 

The film will be released across the UK and Ireland on 27th October. 

Being a Cardmember with American Express comes with lots of benefits, including getting pre-sale tickets to the BFI London Film Festival and for one night only you could sample these perks for yourself, even if you’re not a Cardmember. 

To register for limited* tickets to see the 61st BFI London Film Festival Opening Night gala film Breathe at Swindon Cineworld courtesy of American Express visit

Maximum 4 tickets per person. Subject to availability. Closing date 12pm, 27 September 2017. *T&C apply.

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity and register for your free tickets today here. Tickets will be snapped up quickly so don’t hang around!   And if you’re not in Swindon, don’t worry! Screenings are taking place across the country.  

I’ve already got my tickets, so I’ll see you there!  

Promoter: American Express Services Europe Limited has its registered office at Belgrave House, 76 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9AX, United Kingdom. It is registered in England and Wales with Company Number 1833139 and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority 

Ticket Promoter: See Film First Ltd, 62-70 Shorts Garden, London WC2 9AH 

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    Rhiannon-Skye A Boden
    September 22, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    This looks like such a cool event!

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    September 23, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    Wow this sounds like a fab event! Love a bit of glitz and glam x

  • Reply
    September 24, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Now this sounds like a brilliant event and it sounds like you will have an amazing time x

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