UK New Film Releases Week 6: 6 February- 12 February 2009

  • New British Feature Films (Fiction) Released in 2009 – 7  [15% of total film releases]
  • New British Documentary Films Released in 2009 – 1
  • New British Fictional Feature Films (Released in 2009) Watched in the Cinema in 2009- 3
  • Total Film Releases in the UK in 2009 – 47

The UK film releases for the week commencing 6th Feb 2009 are:

  • Bolt 3D (USA)
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (USA)
  • Doubt (USA)
  • The Good, the Bad and the Wierd (SOUTH KOREA)
  • He’s Just Not That Into You (USA)
  • Punisher: War Zone (USA)
  • The Secret of Moonacre (Gabor Csupo, 2007, HUN/UK/FR) #7 British release 2009
  • Time Crimes (SP) ICA Cinema Only
  • Vicky Cristina Barcelona (SP/USA)
  • Who Killed Nancy? (UK documentary)

After last week’s very international and eclectic mix of new releases in UK cinemas, this week seems much more typical. Hollywood dominance returns with a major Disney computer animation and an intriguing David Fincher film (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button). A couple of British films too!  The first British documentary to be release this year is Who Killed Nancy?, but it is only on limited release:


If the subject matter of middle-class post-war confusion of gender roles in last week’s Revolutionary Road made me slightly anxious, that is as nothing compared to the trepidation of having to watch The Secret of Moonacre. I have to confess that fantasy fiction of the Harry Potter ilk generally leaves me cold. The Secret of Moonacre is an adaptation of Elizabeth Goudge’s children’s novel The Little White Horse (1946), apparently one of J K Rowling’s influences and favourite books as a child.


I am hoping in the screening that I look like a fish out of water, or a unicorn out of magical pastures, but not too conspicuous as to attract worried glances about what I’m doing in a ‘lavish kids’ fantasy on my own without any kids in tow. I am so not the target audience, and don’t want to be the audience’s target.


Girl reading The Little White Horse


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