The new film from Oscar-winner Emerald Fennell, Saltburn, with a character who attends Oxford University, will open the BFI London Film Festival.

Set in the mid-2000s, the movie stars Banshees Of Inisherin actor Barry Keoghan as student Oliver Quick, who struggling to find his place at Oxford University, finds himself drawn into the world of the charming and aristocratic Felix Catton, played by Euphoria actor Jacob Elordi.

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Felix invites Oliver to Saltburn, his eccentric family’s sprawling estate, for a summer never to be forgotten.

Written, directed and produced by The Crown actress Ms Fennell, who won an Oscar for her screenplay for Promising Young Woman, the film also stars Rosamund Pike, Richard E Grant and Carey Mulligan.

Mr Keoghan was recently nominated for an Oscar for his turn in The Banshees Of Inisherin, while Mr Elordi will soon be seen playing Elvis Presley in Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla Presley film.

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Saltburn will have an opening night gala premiere at the Royal Festival Hall on October 4.

There will also be screenings of the film around the UK.

Ms Fennell, who can currently be seen as Midge in Greta Gerwig’s Barbie film, said: “I’m honoured that our film is able to open this year’s BFI London Film Festival.

“It is a festival that inspired me so much growing up, one that I followed excitedly from my bedroom on the other side of London.

"It feels extra special that Saltburn, this very British tale of excess, is able to make its international debut at the wonderful BFI.”


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