This Week's UK Cinema Releases

Week Commencing 18th September 2017

With summer about to depart, the releases stay mostly small and Kingsman: The Golden Circle stands head and shoulders above anything else as the week's biggest release. A whole raft of stars have hopped on board for the sequel and it should do well at the box office with a mid-week release but we'll see how it fares critic wise in the next few days. Skarsgård and LaBeouf come out swinging in Borg Vs McEnroe and Berlinale Golden Bear winner, On Body And Soul, gets a UK release. Restored in glorious 4k to celebrate its 50th Anniversary, David Lean's epic, Lawrence of Arabia, will play at select cinemas around the country. There is also quite an eclectic range of films arriving from across the world:  Almost Heaven (China),  In The Last Days Of The City (Egypt), In Between (Palestine), Our Last Tango (Argentina) and Tramontane (Lebanon).

Almost Heaven

Director: Carol Salter

Far from home, afraid of the dark, and terrified of ghosts, young Ying Ling trains to become a mortician in one of China's largest funeral homes.

Borg Vs McEnroe

Director: Janus Metz
Starring: Stellan Skarsgård, Shia LaBeouf, Sverrir Gudnason

The story of the 1980s tennis rivalry between the placid Björn Borg and the volatile John McEnroe.

In Between

Director: Maysaloun Hamoud
Starring: Mouna Hawa, Sana Jammelieh, Shaden Kanboura

Three Arab-Israeli women share an apartment in Tel Aviv and try to balance their traditions with the modern world.

In The Last Days Of The City

Director: Tamer El Said
Starring: Khalid Abdalla, Laila Samy, Hanan Youssef

Khalid, a 35 year old filmmaker is struggling to make a film that captures the soul of his city while facing loss in his own life. With the help of his friends, who send him footage from their lives in Beirut, Baghdad and Berlin, he finds the strength to keep going through the difficulty and beauty of living.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Director: Matthew Vaughn
Starring: Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Julianne Moore, Colin Firth, Keith Allen, Michael Gambon, Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges, Poppy Delevingne

When their headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, the Kingsman's journey leads them to the discovery of an allied spy organization in the US. These two elite secret organizations must band together to defeat a common enemy.

Lawrence of Arabia

Director: David Lean
Starring: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Omar Sharif, Anthony Quayle

The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks. Restored in 4k for its 50th anniversary re-release.

On Body and Soul

Director: Ildikó Enyedi
Starring: Géza Morcsányi, Alexandra Borbély, Zoltán Schneider

When a man and woman who meet at work begin to know each other, they discover that they have the same dreams at night, and they decide to make them come true.

Our Last Tango

Director: German Kral
Starring: María Nieves Rego, Juan Carlos Copes, Melina Brutman

Argentine tango dancers María Nieves Rego and Juan Carlos Copes discuss their personal and professional relationship.


Director: Vatche Boulghourjian
Starring: Barakat Jabbour, Julia Kassar, Toufic Barakat

Rabih, a young blind man, lives in a small village in Lebanon. His life unravels when he tries to apply for a passport and discovers that his identification card, is a forgery. Traveling across rural Lebanon in search of a record of his own birth, he meets people on the far fringes of society who tell their own stories.

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