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17 – 19 April 2020

Join us for the largest and most prestigious television festival in the UK.


TV Preview: The Luminaries

+ Q&A with actors Eve Hewson and Himesh Patel, and producer Lisa Chatfield

Eleanor Catton’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel comes to the screen in this lavish production for BBC2.

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BBC 2019
Dir Claire McCarthy
With Eve Hewson, Himesh Patel, Eva Green, Ewen Leslie
Total runtime 105min

Fortunes are being chased on the rugged coasts of 1860s New Zealand at the height of the gold rush in The Luminaries, an intricately woven, suspenseful tale of love, murder, magic and revenge that’s coming soon to BBC2. Watch a preview of the epic opening episode and hear from Eve Hewson and Himesh Patel, who play the star-crossed lovers at the heart of the story, and producer Lisa Chatfield as they discuss bringing Eleanor Catton’s Man Booker Prize-winning novel to the screen.

Tickets £20, concs £16 (BFI Members pay £2 less)

Tickets on sale to BFI Champions and Patrons Mon 2 Mar 11:30, to BFI Members Tue 3 Mar 11:30, Radio Times readers on Wed 4 March 11:30 and to the public Tue 10 Mar 11:30.


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