The sixth annual British Film Festival organised by the British Council is set to begin on January 15 with the screening of the critically acclaimed Hotel Rwanda.

This war film directed by Terry George stars Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo and Nick Nolte.

Don Cheadle gives ‘the performance of a lifetime’ (Los Angeles Times) in this ‘remarkable’ (Newsweek) and ‘inspiring’ (Chicago Tribune) true story of one man’s brave stance against savagery during the 1994 Rwandan conflict. Hotel Rwanda is ‘the kind of film that can change the world’.

As his country descends into madness, five-star hotel manager Paul Rusesabagina (Cheadle) sets out to save his family. But when he sees the world will not intervene in the massacre of the minority Tutsis, he finds the courage to open his hotel to 1,200 refugees. Now, with a rabid militia at the gates, he has only his wits and words to help keep them alive another hour, another day.