Britain London Film Festival

October 10, 2012 - 8:34 AM
FILE This Wednesday, May 9, 2012 file photo shows film director Tim Burton and wife Helena Bonham Carter as they arrive for the UK Premiere of 'Dark Shadows', at a central London cinema. Britain's biggest film showcase opens Wednesday Oct. 10, 2012 with the European premiere of London-based American director Tim Burton's "Frankenweenie," the animated tale of a boy and his beloved _ but dead _ dog. It ends Oct. 21 with Mike Newell's adaptation of Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations," which stars Burton's real-life partner, Helena Bonham Carter, as haunted Miss Havisham. Festival director Clare Stewart said she was happy to be "bracketing the festival with one of London's great love affairs" _ the ghoul-loving filmmaker and his gothic muse. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)