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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby added to London Film Festival (2014)

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby

Story by Jack Foley

THE Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby has been added to the line-up for this year’s London Film Festival.

The film will be presented as a new addition to the official LOVE section at this year’s event.

James McAvoy, who is on the Official Competition jury, will be joined by writer/director Ned Benson at the UK Premiere at the Odeon West End on Friday, October 17.

With his unique vision, writer/director Benson ambitiously captures a complete picture of a relationship in the beautifully relatable portrait of love, empathy and truth that is The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.

Once happily married, Conor (McAvoy) and Eleanor (Jessica Chastain), suddenly find themselves as strangers longing to understand each other in the wake of tragedy.

The film opens a window into the subjectivity of relationships by exploring both sides of one couple’s story as they try to reclaim the life and love they once knew.

Created as part of a three-feature project, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her each tell the story from Conor and Eleanor’s perspectives respectively, while this third version combines their narratives.

A hopeful look at the endurance of love through its highs and lows, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby elicits riveting performances from an acclaimed cast that also includes Nina Arianda, Viola Davis, Bill Hader, Ciarán Hinds, Isabelle Huppert, William Hurt and Jess Weixler.

The 58th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express runs from Wednesday, October 8 to Sunday, October 19, 2014.