UK New Film Releases Week 19: 8 May – 14 May 2009

  • New British Feature Films (Fiction) Released in 2009 – 28 [17% of total film releases]
  • Total Film Releases in the UK in 2009 – 162The UK  film release schedule for the week commencing 8 May 2009 is:
    • Blue Eyelids  (MEX)
    • Cheri (Stephen Frears, 2009, UK) #27  British release 2009
    • Coraline 3D (USA)
    • Delta (GER/HUN)
    • Little Ashes (Paul Morrison, 2008, UK) #28 British release 2009
    • Momma’s Man (USA)
    • O’Horten (NOR/GER/FR)
    • Sounds Like Teen Spirit (UK) Documentary
    • Star Trek (USA)
    • Angels and Demons (USA) 14 May

    With the release of Star Trek and Angels and Demons this week we are now getting into the blockbuster season. I guess this must add to the pressure on low budget films to gain wide release. The famine continues this week. Two new British films, but not showing in the Leicester area. I doubt this is a particular disappointment to Stephen Frears about his home city, but his latest film Cheri is not showing here. There is also no place for Paul Morrison’s Little Ashes. In stark contrast to last week’s new British films, the subject matter turns swiftly from the domestic sociality of the elderly and people in care to continental history. Another coincidence again, but both the films released this week are set in historical Europe – pre-First World war Paris (Cheri) and Madrid in the 1920s (Little Ashes). They are both, in their different ways, about love affairs. Will we be given the chance to love them on the big screen?




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