London Road to close San Sebastian

Ipswich murders musical adapted from stage hit.

by Amber Wilkinson

London Road will close San Sebastian Film Festival
London Road will close San Sebastian Film Festival Photo: Courtesy of San Sebastian Film Festival
Rufus Norris' London Road will close the 63rd San Sebastian Film Festival on September 26.

The film - which was released in the UK in June - is based on a screenplay by Alecky Blythe and music by Adam Cork and is a big-screen adaptation of the hit National Theatre musical of the same name.

It is based on the real-life murders Ipswich in 2006, when the bodies of five women were discovered and follows the psychological impact the crimes had on the community.

The ensemble cast includes includes Olivia Colman, Clare Burt, Rosalie Craig, Anita Dobson, James Doherty and Tom Hardy and original cast members from the stage show.

The official competition titles have already been announced and you can read more about the additional sections here.

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