‘Tinker, Tailor’ opens Ghent Film Fest

Event also focuses on Scandi cinema

“Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,” directed by Sweden’s Tomas Alfredson, will open the 38th Ghent Film Festival, which runs Oct. 11-22.

The pic, based on John le Carre’s bestselling spy novel, represents Alfredson’s first English-language film and stars Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, John Hurt, Tom Hardy, Mark Strong, Ciarán Hinds and Toby Jones. The story follows a retired spy expert who is rehired to track down a Russian spy who has breached British security. The film, which premiered at Venice, is set for release this fall.

Other films to screen at Ghent, which will focus on Scandinavian cinema, are “Beyond” by Pernilla August, “Frit Fald” by Heidi Maria Faisst and “The Mountain” by Ole Giaever. Additional events include “Ingmar Bergman: Truth and Lies” at the Caermersklooster Cultural Centre, a retrospective on Bergman and the “Film Music Masterpieces: Maestros of Suspense” concert, which will take place at De Bijloke Music Center on Oct. 12

Fest’s full program will be announced on Sept. 28.