This Week's UK Cinema Releases
Week Commencing November 27th 2017
Release wise the cupboard is pretty bare, with only a handful of films to pick from. Wonder is the biggest release of the week, ticking all the right boxes for a late run at the Oscars. Austrian director Michael Haneke returns after 5 years with the darkly cynical Happy End, while it's the time of year when The Muppets Christmas Carol gets a little run out. We also hear the story about the creation of Dicken's A Christmas Carol in The Man Who Invented Christmas, while Ana Asensio's festival favourite, Most Beautiful Island, gets a small release.
Director: Peter Bratt
Starring: Dolores Huerta
In the 1950's, a working-class wife and mother of eleven children helps to establish a farmer's union, which later develops into a platform for feminism and gender equality.
Director: Michael Haneke
Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Jean Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz, Toby Jones
A drama about a family set in Calais with the European refugee crisis as the backdrop.
Most Beautiful Island
Director: Ana Asensio
Starring: Ana Asensio, Natasha Romanova, Nicholas Tucci, Larry Fessenden, Caprice Benedetti
Most Beautiful Island is a chilling portrait of an undocumented young woman's struggle for survival as she finds redemption from a tortured past in a dangerous game.
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Director: Brian Henson Starring: Michael Caine, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire
The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve.
The Man Who Invented Christmas
Director: Bharat Nalluri
Starring: Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce
The journey that led to Charles Dickens' creation of A Christmas Carol, a timeless tale that would redefine the holiday.
Director: Stephen Chbosky
Starring: Julia Roberts, Jacob Tremblay, Owen Wilson
Based on the New York Times bestseller, Wonder tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.