Shirley heads to UK and LFF this October
James R | On 19, Aug 2020
Shirley, starring Elisabeth Moss, will officially be released in the UK this October – and it will stopping off at the London Film Festival along the way.
The biopic, directed by Josephine Decker, introduces us to the renowned horror writer Shirley Jackson as she is on the precipice of writing her masterpiece. Then the arrival of newlyweds upends her meticulous routine and heightens tensions in her already tempestuous relationship with her philandering husband. The middle-aged couple, prone to ruthless barbs and copious afternoon cocktails, begins to toy mercilessly with the naïve young couple at their door.
The film co-stars Michael Stuhlbarg,(Call Me By Your Name), Odessa Young and Logan Lerman and is written by Sarah Gubbins (Better Things).
It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, before being released online in the US in June while cinemas were closed. Now, as cinemas start to reopen, Curzon Artificial Eye has confirmed that it will release the film online and in cinemas. The film will premiere day-and-date on 30th October when it will be available to rent on Curzon Home Cinema.
London Film Festival
It will also have its UK premier at the London Film Festival, when it will be screening in cinemas across the UK – starting with BFI Southbank at 5.45pm on Friday 9th October. It will also be streaming virtually at 6.30pm on BFI Player.
Here’s a trailer: