Magazine article Screen International

BFI Takes UK Rights to Night Will Fall

Magazine article Screen International

BFI Takes UK Rights to Night Will Fall

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The BFI has acquired UK rights to Andre Singer's concentration camp documentary Night Will Fall.

The film is about not only the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps but the work by army and newsreel cameramen to document the horrific scenes they found in 1944 and 1945. The footage had been planned to be used in a contemporary film spearheaded by Sidney Bernstein, which Alfred Hitchcock was asked to edit; but that project was scrapped. The Imperial War Museum has restored the original footage.

Helena Bonham Carter narrates.

The film is being slated for a UK theatrical release on Sept 19.

The film had a work in progress screening at the Berlinale and then had its UK premiere at Sheffield, where it won a jury special mention. It screens this week at the Jerusalem Film Festival.

The BFI deal was done with Spring Films and Angel TV; Cinephil is handling international sales. The BFI had also supported the project's production via the BFI Film Fund.

Producers are Sally Angel (Angel TV) and Brett Ratner (RatPac Documentary Films) with co-producers Philippa Kowarsky (Cinephil) and Signe Byrge Sorenson (Final Cut For Real). Executive producers are Richard Melman, James Packer and Stephen Frears. …

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