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Raindance Film Festival has announced that this year’s festival will open with the UK premiere of ANOTHER EARTH – the critically-acclaimed breakout hit at Sundance 2011.
The haunting indie sci-fi drama will lead a line-up of over 80 UK premieres including more than 30 international premieres from over 25 countries, cementing Raindance’s position as Europe’s leading independent film festival specialising in edgy and alternative films by first time filmmakers.
Directed by Mike Cahill, Another Earth was co-written by (and also stars) newcomer Brit Marling, alongside William Mapother (Lost). Synopsis: On the night that a duplicate planet Earth is discovered in the solar system, an ambitious young astrophysics student (Marling) and an accomplished composer (Mapother) cross paths in a tragic accident which sees the lives of these strangers become irrevocably intertwined.
The full programme of features, shorts, docs and events scheduled for the festival, is due to be announced on 6th September and promises a line-up which includes titles from across genres with an emphasis on extreme filmmaking. Following previous years, the ‘Way Out East’ festival offshoot will showcase the latest cult offerings from Japan, while a selection of Southeastern European films will see a new generation of filmmakers from the region bring their films to London.
Raindance Film Festival will run from 28 Sept – 9 Oct at the Apollo Cinema in London’s Piccadilly Circus, with the Opening Night premiere of Another Earth at Cineworld Haymarket on 28 Sept.