UK New Film Releases Week 2: 9 January- 15 January 2009

  • British Feature Films (Fiction) Released in 2009 – 1
  • British Fictional Feature Films (Released in 2009) Watched in the Cinema  in 2009- 0
  • Total Films Watched in the Cinema During 2009 –  British (1), Other (0)
  • Lovefilm DVDs Watched in 2009 – British (1), Other (0)
  • Total Film Releases in the UK 2009 – 12

As you can see from the list above, there is finally a new British feature film on release, but I haven’t rushed out tonight to see it. The ‘first night rush’ will have to be saved for another occasion. I have been out in the cinema this week to see Dean Spanley and have watched Son of Rambow at home with Lovefilm DVD rental, but more about that in another post. There are seven new releases today, and quite a few of these can be seen in Leicester and surrounding areas tonight:

  • Bride Wars (USA)
  • Defiance (USA)
  • Hannah Takes the Stairs (USA)
  • Role Models (USA/GER)
  • Sex Drive (USA)
  • Slumdog Millionaire (Danny Boyle and Loveleen Tandan, 2008, UK/USA) #1 release 2009
  • Stuck (CAN/USA/UK/GER)

[Source: Film Distributors’ Association, Variety, IMDB, BritFilms]

Slumdog Millionaire becomes film #1 in the database of British story feature films released in 2009. It seems set to be one of the major British films of the year and being tipped for awards and international recognition. Is this Danny Boyle  (Trainspotting) and Simon Beaufoy’s (The Full Monty) Ghandi? One nagging aspect is the lack of international recognition for the Indian woman, Loveleen Tandan, who was given a co-directorial credit and who ‘wrote about 30 percent of the film in Hindi’. A film by Danny Boyle?


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