LFF kicks off with ARGO
The 7th edition of the Leiden International Film Festival kicks off on October 23rd 2012 with Argo; an intriguing, true story about what is likely known as the most impossible mission ever to be executed by the CIA.
Argo will be not be released in Dutch theaters before October 25, making this the festival's national premiere.
Ben Affleck not only directed the film, he plays the lead as CIA officer Tony Mendez. The film takes us back to 1979, during the Iranian revolution in which he holds the responsibility for the rescue of six U.S. diplomats hiding from Tehran. Mendez comes up with an ingenious plan: the diplomats have become part of a fake filmcrew that is supposedly working on a science fiction picture, to be shot in the Iranian capital. For this plan to succeed however, Mendez first will need to bluff his way through getting a Hollywood script (entitled Argo), an exotic location and a producer together.
Affleck previously directed Gone Baby Gone (2007) and The Town (2010), both of which were well-received. The Leiden International Film Festival is pleased and proud to kickstart this year's festival with his latest production.
28 Sep 2012 |