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Rufus Stone selected for Torino Film Festival

23 November 2012

Bournemouth University’s exhibition stand at World Travel Market The short film was the product of research conducted at Bournemouth University.

Rufus Stone has been selected for this year's Torino Film Festival, 23 November to 1 December 2012 in Torino, Italy. Held every November, it is the second largest film festival in Italy, following the Venice Film Festival.

The 30–minute film, Rufus Stone, is the result of three years of in–depth research into ageing and sexuality in rural Britain at Bournemouth University. The project, led by Bournemouth University's Dr Kip Jones, uses the film as its main output.

The film stars well–known stage and television actor William Gaunt in the title role. Jones was author of the story acted in the capacity of Executive Producer for the film.

Rufus Stone will be shown three times during the festival, which opens with a screening of Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut, Quartet. The festival will close with Ginger & Rosa, a 1960s coming–of–age story from U.K. director Sally Potter.

Rufus Stone will be screened in the Festa Mobile sidebar, made up of mostly European and Italian premieres, including Anna Karenina, Joe Wright's adaptation of the Leo Tolstoy classic that stars Keira Knightley and Jude Law. Rufus Stone was directed by Josh Appignanesi (The Infidel) and produced by Parkville Pictures, London.

Rufus Stone was recently featured as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science at Bournemouth University. Future screenings are planned at Birkbeck, Cambridge and Oxford Universities.

For more information on the research project and the film go to the Rufus Stone microsite.

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