UK New Film Releases Week 21: 22 May – 28 May 2009

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  • New British Feature Films (Fiction) Released in 2009 – 31 [17% of total film releases]
  • Total Film Releases in the UK in 2009 – 179
  • The UK  film release schedule for the week commencing 22 May 2009 is:

    • Alice Neel (USA)
    • Awaydays (Pat Holden, 2008, UK) #30  British release 2009
    • Blind Loves (SLO)
    • Everlasting Moments (DEN/FIN/NOR/SWE/GER)
    • The Girl Cut In Two (FR)
    • Louise Bourgeois (USA)
    • Mark Of An Angel (FRA)
    • Objectified (USA)
    • Painters Painting (USA)
    • Pierrot Le Fou (FR) Reissue
    • Tormented (Jon Wright, 2008, UK) #31 British release 2009
    • 12 Rounds (USA) 27 May
    • Drag Me To Hell (USA) 27 May
    A very mixed bag of releases this week. A new Chabrol and Raimi, Godard reissue, arty films about painters and design, and two new British films – both on show in Leicester. Two very different takes on youth culture. Tormented attempts to bring the American high school slasher format to a British secondary school setting with hopes of attracting the Skins television audience into the cinema. More interestingly, Pat Holden’s Awaydays is set in 1979 and focuses on relationships within the football casuals subculture. Two potentially contrasting experiences, then at the fluffy generic and more socially autobiographical ends of the British cinema spectrum.
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