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My Days of Mercy to open BFI Flare (2018)

My Days of Mercy

Story by Jack Foley

TALI Shalom-Ezer’s My Days of Mercy (pictured), a romantic drama starring Ellen Page and Kate Mara, is to open BFI Flare 2018, Britain’s leading LGBT film festival.

The film, which received its world premiere in Toronto last September, follows the daughter (played by Page) of a man on death row (Elias Koteas) as she falls in love with a woman (Mara) who comes from a vastly different background and who is on the opposite side of the debate over the death penalty.

The opening night takes place on March 21, 2018, and will mark the UK premiere of the film.

The festival’s closing title, on March 31, will be the European premiere of Steve McLean’s Postcards From London.

The film tells the story of a teenager (Harris Dickinson) who, having moved to London from the suburbs, finds himself in the Soho district, where he falls in with a gang of unusual high-class male escorts. Peccadillo Pictures has acquired the UK rights and will release the film later in 2018.

The full line-up for BFI Flare (which is now in its 32nd edition) will be announced on February 21.

The festival runs from March 21 to April 1, and will include a day known as Second Chance Sunday, featuring on-demand repeat screenings of audience favourites on Easter Sunday.