London Film Festival premiere of "Hunger"

Monday, October 13, 2008 Craig Grobler 0 Comments

Timeout Opening Nights screening of Hunger

When: 18:30 Mon Oct 20
Where: Renoir, Brunswick Square London, WC1N 1AW

Set in Belfast’s Maze Prison, ‘Hunger’ presents the life of Republican prisoner Bobby Sands (Michael Fassbender) as he protests against the UK government’s refusal to grant terrorist prisoners political status. The film follows life before and during Sands’s 1981 hunger strike without adopting a political stance, instead focusing on how the prisoners resorted to using their own bodies as tools to get their voices heard, and documenting Sands’s rapid physical deterioration. Debuting as a director, artist Steve McQueen brings a compelling and sensual tone to the film, sensitively capturing the relationship between the prisoners and their guards.

In addition to our Opening Nights screening, we've also got nine pairs of tickets for the London Film Festival premiere of 'Hunger' at Odeon Leicester Square on Sunday October 19. Simply enter your details as normal for our screening and the premiere tickets will be distributed alongside the screening allocation.