Wednesday, 24 August 2011

BBC FILMS' STREETDANCE, CONFETTI, THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS


BBC Films' StreetDance to premiere on BBC One on Bank Holiday Monday 


BBC One is to premiere the UK Box Office Smash of 2010, BBC Films’ STREETDANCE, which stars George Sampson, Flawless and Diversity on Bank Holiday Monday 29th August at 13:55.

Directed by award-winning duo Max & Dania, the story follows the exploits of a London dance crew training for the UK Street Dance Championships, who are forced to work with ballet dancers from the Royal Dance School in return for rehearsal space.  With no common ground and with passions riding high, they have to find a way to join forces if they are to beat the reigning champions.  Charlotte Rampling (The Duchess, Swimming Pool) heads a diverse cast of new and emerging talent including Nichola Burley ( Love & Hate, Donkey Punch), dance sensation Richard Winsor (Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake; Dorian Grey, Edward Scissorhands), George Sampson, Street Dance Champions Flawless and Britain’s Got Talent winners Diversity.

BBC Two will also show BBC Films’ CONFETTI on Saturday 27th August at 23:10 and THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS on Tuesday 30th August at 21:00, as part of a bank holiday weekend special selection.  CONFETTI and THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS also simulcast on the BBC’s HD Channel.

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CONFETTI is directed by Debbie Isitt and stars Martin Freeman, Jessica Hynes and Stephen Mangan. 

Adapted by Mark Herman from the best-selling book by John Boyne, THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS is a story seen through the eyes of an eight year old boy largely shielded from the reality of World War II.  This unforgettable tale follows an unlikely friendship that forms between Bruno, the son of a Nazi commandant, and Shmuel, a Jewish boy held captive in a concentration camp. Though the two are separated physically by a barbed-wire fence, their friendship grows and their lives become inescapably intertwined.

THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS stars Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis, Rupert Friend and Vera Farmiga.


ABOUT BBC FILMS

BBC Films is the feature filmmaking arm of the BBC. It aims to make strong British films with range and ambition, bringing the best of British talent to audiences. BBC Films is firmly established at the forefront of British independent filmmaking and co-produces around eight films a year, working in partnership with major international and UK distributors. Christine Langan is the Head of BBC Films, responsible for the development and production slate, strategy and business operations.



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