Eternal Beauty to Bow at BFI London Film Festival

Craig Roberts’ sophomore film will premiere at this year’s BFI London Film Festival alongside Billie Piper’s Rare Beasts.

Eternal Beauty stars BAFTA Award Winning / Academy Award® Nominee Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water) as Jane, who is dumped at the altar and spirals into a chaotic world, where love (both real and imagined) and family relationships collide with both touching and humorous consequences.

The film also stars Alice Lowe (Prevenge), Golden Globe nominee David Thewlis (Wonder Woman), BAFTA nominee Billie Piper (Doctor Who) and Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey). Written and directed by Craig Roberts (Just Jim), the comedy drama was produced by Adrian Bate and shot on location in Wales. The film is backed by the Welsh Government, the BFI with funding from the National Lottery, Ffilm Cymru Wales, also with funding from the National Lottery and Wellcome.

Also selected for the prestigious festival is fellow Ffilm Cymru-funded film Rare Beasts, following its world premiere at Venice Film Festival’s Critics’ Week.

The unhinged romantic comedy is the directorial debut of Billie Piper, who also stars as Mandy, a mother, a writer, a nihilist. Mandy is a modern woman in a crisis. Raising a son, Larch (Toby Woolf) in the midst of a female revolution, mining the pain of her parents' separation and professionally writing about a love that no longer exists, she falls upon a troubled man, Pete (Leo Bill), who is searching for a sense of worth, belonging and ‘restored’ male identity.

Rare Beasts is produced by Welsh filmmaker Vaughan Sivell (Prevenge) for Western Edge Pictures in association with Ffilm Cymru Wales, 42MP, Fields Park Media Partners and Great Point Media.

The BFI London Film Festival will open on 2nd October with the European premiere of Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History of David Copperfield and close on 13th October with Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman. For full details of the line-up and to book tickets, please visit here.