The 59th BFI London Film Festival is to close with with the new biopic about the creative genius behind the Apple tech company, Steve Jobs. The film directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin. It's not the first time Boyle's films have closed the LFF; his earlier Slumdog Millionaire (2008) and 127 Hours (2010) had the same honour.
The film is adapted from Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography, and takes viewers behind the scenes of the digital revolution to create a revealing portrait of the man at its heart. The film will span a period of 14 years between 1984 and 1998, covering three seminal product launches — of the Macintosh in 1984, the NeXT ‘Cube’ in 1988 and the iMac in 1998. It stars Michael Fassbender in the title role, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Katherine Waterston. Boyle, Fassbender and Winslet will attend the Closing Night Gala, which marks the film’s European Premiere, on Sunday October 18 at the Odeon Leicester Square.
BFI London Film Festival Director Clare Stewart says:
"We are thrilled to announce that Steve Jobs will be this year’s BFI London Film Festival Closing Night gala. Danny Boyle has created an exhilarating and audacious film starring Michael Fassbender as the complex, charismatic digital pioneer."
The full Festival programme will be revealed on Tue 1 Sept. BFI Patrons’ special booking service opens Tue 8 Sept, with BFI Champions’ extra priority on Wed 9 Sept and BFI Members’ priority booking on Thu 10 Sept. Tickets go on public sale on Thu 17 Sept.
The 59th BFI London Film Festival takes place 7 – 18 October at venues across London.