We are thrilled to be able to present this preview screening of David Fincher's richly satisfying new film, and to be able to welcome him to BFI Southbank to take part in the Guardian Interview as part of our retrospective of his career to date.
From Fight Club to Panic Room, The Game to Zodiac, David Fincher's work is that of a master craftsman, combining technical know-how and story-telling ability in a way few directors can. These skills are demonstrated to the full in this wonderful adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Incredibly ambitious both technically, and in terms of its narrative structure, the film follows the eventful life of Benjamin Button (a beautifully restrained, touching performance from Brad Pitt), a man who is born in his eighties and ages backwards physically, while maturing emotionally and mentally. Working from a script by Eric Roth (Ali, The Insider), Fincher has created a truly remarkable, richly satisfying film.
Added by Craig Grobler on December 18, 2008