Production Design Week

‘Atonement’ Screening with Sarah Greenwood + Katie Spencer

London, UK
October 27
19:00 – 23:00 BST
Regent Street Cinema
307 Regent St , W1B 2HW London
The British Film Designers Guild and the University of Westminster present this special screening of Atonement, as part of International Production Design Week 2023.

The 2007 British romantic World War II film adapted from Ian McEwan’s novel chronicles a crime and its consequences over the course of six decades, beginning in the 1930s and follows the lives of young lovers Cecilia Tallis (Keira Knightley) and Robbie Turner (James McAvoy). When the couple are torn apart by a lie constructed by Cecilia's jealous younger sister, Briony (Saoirse Ronan), all three of them must deal with the consequences. Robbie is the hardest hit, since Briony's deception results in his imprisonment, but hope for Cecilia and her beau increases when their paths cross during World War II.

Production Designer, Sarah Greenwood and Set Decorator, Katie Spencer will join us as special guests in our post screening Q&A alongside key members of the art, set decoration and location departments, Alison Harvey, Adam Richards, Niall Moroney and Nick Gottschalk.

Amongst many accolades the film gained, Sarah and Katie won a BAFTA for Best Production Design and were nominated for an Academy Award for Best Production Design.

This is a unique chance to revisit this multi award winning film, hear about the process of creating this world across many different time periods and put your question to the team.

The screening will be followed by networking drinks in the Cinema Foyer bar from 10pm – 11pm.

About the Organizer:

The British Film Designers Guild promotes community and excellence in Film and Television Art Departments. It was established over 75 years ago and has a membership of over 600 talented individuals who represent every level; those straight from education, to heads of department: Supervising Art Director, Set Decorator and Production Designer. The Guild empowers its members to be confident and united in excellence, sharing their creative visions.

The University of Westminster offers a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 22,000 students from around 160 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas. Our distinguished 184-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly Media, Art, Design and Architecture.

The Centre for Research in Arts and Media (CREAM) at the University of Westminster is a world-leading creative hub proudly converging interdisciplinary practice with critical, theoretical & historical research. CREAM’s research impact was recognized as #1 of all UK universities in 2021.