Category: Events

“The Power of the Dog” selected for the 2021 TIFF

The Power of the Dog is following The Electrical Life of Louis Wain‘s pawsteps!

It’s just been announced the film will have its Canadian premiere at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival, as part of its Special Presentations programme!! Check it out:

And it raises the same speculation Electrical Life‘s announcement did: Does this mean it’ll have its North American premiere at Telluride? Hopefully things are about to get even more exciting!

What we do know is that the 2021 TIFF will take place from 9-18 September and its full schedule will be revealed on 24 August.

First still for “The Power of the Dog” released, premiere at the Biennale confirmed

It’s now official!!!

The Power of the Dog is one of the 21 films selected to compete at the 2021 Venice International Film Festival! And to make the announcement even more exciting, we got our very first look at the movie! Here’s Benedict as Phil Burbank:

The premiere date is yet to be announced but now we know, thanks to the festival’s website, that The Power of the Dog runs for 125 minutes.

‘The Electrical Life of Louis Wain’ to be screened at TIFF 2021

The Toronto International Film Festival has revealed the line-up for this year’s edition – scheduled to take place from 9-18 September – and, to our collective happiness, The Electrical Life of Louis Wain will make its Canadian premiere there as part of the Gala Presentations programme. Here’s the official announcement:

The festival’s full schedule will be released only on 24 August but we can already see in its website that the movie is 111 minutes long.

Meanwhile, in its piece covering the announcement, Screen International brought this up:

Will Sharpe’s UK drama The Electrical Life Of Louis Wain starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy will have its Canadian premiere as a Gala Presentation, suggesting it may be bound for a world debut at Telluride in August.

So, hopefully, we have more exciting news coming our way!

Benedict appears at Wimbledon

Benedict appears at Wimbledon

Benedict and his father, Timothy Carlton, have been seen at the Day 8 of Wimbledon Tennis Tournament today, which was his very first public appearance after the pandemic. Check out the photos from the event on our photo gallery:

Benedict joins Hay Festival Digital event in celebration of Wordsworth siblings

Benedict joins Hay Festival Digital event in celebration of Wordsworth siblings

Hay Festival has announced this year’s edition will go ahead in free digital form from 22-31 May. According to its official website, it’ll consist of:

Free live broadcasts and interactive Q&As from over 100 of the world’s greatest writers and thinkers who share their insights and interrogate some of the biggest issues of our time, from Covid-19 and world health to the climate crisis and our future. 

Benedict will take part in one of the very first events, a celebration of the works of siblings William and Dorothy Wordsworth, alongside a stellar cast:

Simon Armitage, Margaret Atwood, Benedict Cumberbatch, Monty Don, Stephen Fry, Tom Hollander, Toby Jones, Helen McCrory, Jonathan Pryce and Vanessa Redgrave

WORDSWORTH 250: A NIGHT IN WITH THE WORDSWORTHS

Friday 22 May 2020, 6.30pm – 7.25pm (GMT + 1)
Virtual venue: Baillie Gifford Digital Stage

A gala performing of William’s poetry and Dorothy’s journals begins our 250th anniversary celebrations with a superstar cast reading work that will include Intimations of ImmortalityDaffodills, lines composed both Upon Westminster Bridge and Above Tintern AbbeyThe Prelude and We Are Seven. Hosted and introduced by Shahidha Bari.

Click here to register for the event.