Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Nowhere Boy

Nowhere Boy, the debut feature film from artist Sam Taylor-Wood, has been chosen as the closing night film at this year's London film festival. A portrait of John Lennon's early years, Nowhere Boy was described by LFF artistic director Sandra Hebron as "less a biopic and more a love-story … as accomplished as it is moving, and will ensure the festival ends on a high note". The film is written by Matt Greenhalgh, whose script for Control, the study of Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis, won much praise two years ago. Nowhere Boy stars Aaron Johnson as the young Lennon and Thomas Sangster as a teenage Paul McCartney. Kristin Scott Thomas plays Lennon's Aunt Mimi, while Anne-Marie Duff is his mother, Julia. Taylor-Wood today called the making of the film "one of the most transforming experiences of my life". -gardian.uk