Alan Turing biopic opens London Film Festival

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  • Author: Statistics Views
  • Date: 08 October 2014
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The Imitation Game, the dramatic portrayal of the life and work of Alan Turing, one of Britain’s most extraordinary unsung heroes, and one of the world’s greatest innovators, opens the BFI London Film Festival and receives its European premiere tonight (8 October).

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Stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, and director Morten Tyldum, are expected to attend the London event at the Odeon Leicester Square.

The pioneer of modern-day computing, Turing is credited with cracking the German Enigma code and the film is described as "a 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's contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives.

The film recently won the Grolsch People's Prize at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival. The film will be on general relase in UK cinemas from 14 November.

Statistics Views interviewed James Grime back in the Alan Turing Year of 2012, where James provided a demonstration of a surviving Enigma machine. Read the interview and see the video here.

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