It’s less than two weeks until the Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game kicks off the BFI London Film Festival, and it’s not long after that that it will arrive in UK cinemas on November 14th.
Ahead of that comes a new poster. Unlike the last time, where Benedict Cumberbatch had his back to us, this one focuses on him completely.
And let’s just ignore the rather cheesy ‘Behind Every Code Is An Enigma’ strapline.
Here’s the synopsis: ‘THE IMITATION GAME is a nail-biting race against time following Alan Turing (pioneer of modern-day computing and credited with cracking the German Enigma code) and his brilliant team at Britain’s top-secret code-breaking centre, Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II. Turing, whose contributions and genius significantly shortened the war, saving thousands of lives, was the eventual victim of an unenlightened British establishment, but his work and legacy live on.’
And yes, like every other mainstream movie about an LGBT subject, what that synopsis is skirting around is that Turing was gay, something the movie itself apparently doesn’t mince words about.