tim burton 'honoured' to open london film festival - pet film producer
Tim Burton, the manufacturer, said he was "honored" by his stop loss"
The film 3D animation Frankfurt film festival opened.
"This was made here, so it has extra special meaning," the director told BBC at the European premiere in Leicester Square . ".
The black and white film tells the story of a boy trying to revive his pet dog Sparky. The 12-
The festival will showcase 225 features from around the world.
Frankenwini was produced at Three Mills Studios in London and is a longer version of Burton's short film for Disney in 1984.
Burton's partner, Helena Bonham Carter, also attended the opening ceremony on Wednesday night.
Earlier in the day, it was announced that the couple would receive the BFI's highest honor BFI scholarship at the awards ceremony on October 20.
Walking on the red carpet are also Martin Short, Martin Langham and Catherine O'Hara, all of whom are voice-over characters in the film, referring to classic monster films such as Dracula, mummy and
Many actors have worked with Burton before, O'Hara has worked in Beetlejuice and pre-Christmas nightmares, and in the Mars Attack!
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Burton said: "I am reunited with a lot of people I have not worked with for a while, because it is such a private project, so it is more special for me.
Claire Stewart, the new director of the London Film Festival, described Burton as a "visionary director" and said frankenwini was the ideal candidate for the opening ceremony.
"The film was filmed in London with over 200 British artisans, so it feels like the perfect choice, not only because of Tim's vision, but also because of his contribution to the UK.
"This year's festival is four days shorter than 2011.
Stewart chose a more streamlined way to divide film shows into themes such as love, laughter, cult, and in October 21, Mike newwell adapted the classic Dickens novel "great future".
Directed by one-day author David Nichols, the film features Helena Bonham Carter and Miss Havisham and Ralph Feynes as magical witches.
Other gala screenings during the festival included Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut, the quartet, starring Maggie Smith, telling the story of a group of old opera stars;
Ben Affleck's Iranian hostage thriller Argo
And Notting Hill director Roger Mitchell's comedy Hyde Park in Hudson.
Drama starring Franklin D. Roosevelt
What is also being screened is these meetings that list John Hawkes as a polio patient in an iron lung who recruits a sex agent (Helen Hunt)
To lose his virginity.
In 14 world premieres, there is a documentary about the 50 th anniversary of the Rolling Stones, "cross-fire Hurricane. "
It is expected that the stones will be on the red carpet at the premiere on October 18.
Other films have already been shown at film festivals in San dance, Cannes, Venice and Toronto --
Such as Michael Hank's Cannes Golden Palm Award winner Amor, Thomas wentberg's Hunt and Mira Nair's Reluctant Fundamentalist.
Several of London's larger titles
It was released at the same time as dozens of theaters in the UK.
The new features of Michael winterbutton, Sally Potter, Martin MacDonald and Jacques odnard are one of the 12 awards for best film awards at the festival.
The winner will be decided by a jury chaired by the playwright, film and theater director Sir David Hale.
His juror is Hong Kong film producer Shi Nan sun, director of Argentina Pablo Trapero, president of iron blood film, director of crossfire Victoria pimman, and British actress Romola gar