Atonement by Joe Wright will play as part of the Special Presentations program.
Based on the award-winning novel by Ian McEwan, ATONEMENT reunites director Joe Wright (PRIDE AND PREJUDICE) and actor Keira Knightley for another classic British romance - one that spans several decades. Thirteen-year-old fledgling writer Briony Tallis (Saoirse Ronan) irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses Robbie Turner (James McAvoy of THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND), the man who loves her older sister Cecilia (Knightley), of a rape that he did not commit.
McAvoy was a big hit of last year's festival, appearing in three films (Last King, Penelope, Starter for 10). The film looks to be a solid dramtic weepy.