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Director Edgar Wright selects films to be shown at BFI to coincide with release of his new film


Director Edgar Wright selects films to be shown at BFI to coincide with release of his new film

The British Film Institute (BFI) has announced full details of an exciting new season of films selected by director Edgar Wright to coincide with the release of his new film, the glorious homage to 1960s Soho, Last Night In Soho.

Edgar Wright’s London After Dark will celebrate 10 films introducing audiences to the work that inspired Wright’s latest film.

Taking place at BFI Southbank from October 18 to November 29, with selected films also available on BFI Player.

Director Edgar Wright selects films to be shown at BFI to coincide with release of his new film
Scene from Bitter Harvest

In addition to Wright’s choices such as cult hit Beat Girl (Edmond T Gréville, 1960), Hitchcock’s last great shocker Frenzy (1972), and fun and gritty The Small World of Sammy Lee (Ken Hughes, 1963), the season will also include two special screenings of Wright’s film Last Night In Soho which is released in the UK on October 29.

There will be a preview on October 21, and a special screening on Halloween, followed by an in-person Q&A with Wright.

Director Edgar Wright selects films to be shown at BFI to coincide with release of his new film
Scene from The Small World of Sammy Lee

Last Night In Soho stars Thomasin McKenzie as Eloise, who leaves her life in a remote village to become a fashion student in London, where home becomes a top-floor flat amid Soho’s neon lights.

Eloise soon learns that life in the capital is not without its dangers as she learns secrets about Soho in the past and must face some ghosts that are lurking in the present.

Director Edgar Wright selects films to be shown at BFI to coincide with release of his new film
Scene from Beat Girl

Edgar Wright said: “My new film was born out of a long-held desire to fashion a story set in an area of central London that I’ve worked in for the last 25 years, a district that I love and sometimes fear.

“The 1960s casts a long shadow on Soho and I’ve long been fascinated with the films of the period that peek into the darker corners of central London nightlife.

“This season represents a broad range of some of the films that inspired me; dramas, horrors, thrillers, even documentaries (of sometimes dubious veracity). So, as the nights get longer, disappear down some dark alleys with me.”

Main Pic: Thomasin McKenzie as Eloise in Last Night in Soho

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