UK New Film Releases Week 26: 26 June – 2 July 2009

the blue tower

  • New British Feature Films (Fiction) Released in 2009 – 45 [20% of total film releases]
  • Total Film Releases in the UK in 2009 – 224
  • The UK  film release schedule for the week commencing 26 June 2009 is:

    • Blood: The Last Vampire (HK/JAP/FRA/ARG)
    • The Blue Tower (Smita Bihde, 2008, UK) #43 British release 2009
    • Dummy (Matthew Thompson, 2008, UK) #44 British release 2009
    • Lake Tahoe (POL)
    • The Last Thakur (Sadik Ahmed, 2008, UK/BAN) #45 British release 2009
    • My Sister’s Keeper (USA)
    • Rudo & Cursi (USA/MEX)
    • Shirin (IRAN)
    • Sunshine Cleaning (USA)
    • Tenderness (USA)
    • Year One (USA)
    • Ice Age 3/3D (USA) 1 July
    • Public Enemies (USA) 1 July

    Another flurry of British film releases, but with very limited availability, and hence not in Leicester. All three films released this week are showing as previews in London – The Blue Tower and Dummy at the ICA in the ‘New British Cinema’ season and The Last Thakur at the Renoir. Wouldn’t Leicester be a good place for British-Asian cinema to preview? The Blue Tower won Best UK Feature at the 2008 Raindance Film Festival and is a Brtish-Indian thriller set in Southall and The Last Thakur is a modern day ‘western’ (eastern?) set in a Bengali village.

    the last thakur

    Dummy is a drama about two teenage brothers trying to survive alone after the death of their mother – described as a ‘striking debut’ by the ICA. As observed before, so many new British films are by British directors – how many will go on to make any more?




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