This year’s Febiofest will be opened by the latest film by Hollywood legend Robert Redford, The Old Man & The Gun. Based on a true story, director David Lowery’s picture stars one of the most respected actors of the last half century as a criminal and specialist in jail breaks, which has earned him the admiration of the public. Redford himself announced that it would be the final film of his career.
The closing film will be a drama based on events in the life of the famous comedic duo Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. The film reveals the little-known story of a joint tour of English theatres the pair undertook in the post-war era with a view to healing a professional rift between them. Viewers will be able to enjoy Jon S. Baird’s Stan and Ollie, in which the pair are brought to life by Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly, on the final two days of the festival.