The Imitation Game screening

“Sometimes it’s the very people no-one imagines anything of, who do the things no-one can imagine.”

To celebrate the release of THE IMITATION GAME in UK cinemas on 14 November, Bletchley Park will host a screening of the film on site, 4 November.

The film is a dramatic portrayal of the life and work of World War Two Codebreaker Alan Turing and stars a host of British acting talent, including Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley.

There will be a limited number of places available to journalists at the screening. To apply, contact Katherine Lynch, Media Relations Manager, Bletchley Park Trust, [email protected] 01908 272661 or 07903 138806.

About THE IMITATION GAME forthcoming film release in UK cinemas:

The Imitation Game

Directed by: Morten Tyldum
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Mark Strong, Charles Dance, Allen Leech, Matthew Beard

Release date: 14th November

Film images can be downloaded at;
www.studiocanal.co.uk/press

Trailer can be viewed here;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fg85ggZSHMw

Synopsis: THE IMITATION GAME portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain;s top-secret Government code and Cypher school at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. The motley group of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence offices had a powerful ally in Prime Minister Winston Churchill who authorised the provision of any resource they required. The film spans the key periods of Turing's life, from his unhappy teenage years at boarding school and the triumph of his secret wartime work on the revolutionary electro-mechanical 'Bombe', which was capable of breaking 3,000 Enigma-generated naval codes a day, to the tragedy of his post-war decline, following his conviction for a now outdated criminal offence. A complicated and troubled man, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, Turing may have been the eventual victim of an unenlightened British Establishment, but his work and legacy live on.

FILMNATION ENTERTAINMENT is overseeing international distribution. STUDIOCANAL release the film in UK cinemas on 14 November, 2014.

For film PR enquiries please contact:

Lucy Powell / Publicity Manager STUDIOCANAL

[email protected]

Image COURTESY OF STUDIOCANAL