This Week's UK Cinema Releases
Week Commencing December 11th 2017
This is the last week for a full release schedule this year, as everyone jumps out of the way to avoid the The Last Jedi juggernaut rolling into town. Those brave enough to put their films into cinemas include Zhang-Ke Jia's Mountains May Depart, which has taken almost three years to arrive in the UK. The Prince of Nothingwood tells the story of maverick Afghan filmmaker, Salim Shaheen, while Bingo: The King of the Mornings is a bit of a clown story. British horror The Unseen gets a release and finally gangster drama Shot Caller bowls onto a limited number of screens too.
Bingo: The King of the Mornings
Director: Daniel Rezende
Starring: Vladimir Brichta, Leandra Leal, Cauã Martins, Augusto Madeira
Based on a true story, this is about the man behind the mask. Augusto is an artist looking for his place under the spotlight, following the footsteps of his mother, a stage artist in the 50s.
Director: Jennifer Peedom
Starring: Willem Dafoe
An experience about the highest peaks around the world.
Mountains May Depart
Director: Zhang-Ke Jia
Starring: Tao Zhao, Yi Zhang, Jing Dong
The life of Tao, and those close to her, is explored in three different time periods: 1999, 2014, and 2025.
Director: Ric Roman Waugh
Starring: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jon Bernthal, Lake Bell, Benjamin Bratt
A newly released prison gangster is forced by the leaders of his gang to orchestrate a major crime with a brutal rival gang on the streets of Southern California.
Song of Granite
Director: Pat Collins
Starring: Michael O'Chonfhlaola, Macdara Ó Fátharta, Leni Parker, Colm Seoighe, Alain Goulem
The life story of traditional sean-nos singer Joe Heaney, from County Galway, Ireland.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Director: Rian Johnson
Starring: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Carrie Fisher, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Andy Serkis, Oscar Isaac, Gwendoline Christie, Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, Lupita Nyong'o
Having taken her first steps into the Jedi world, Rey joins Luke Skywalker on an adventure with Leia, Finn and Poe that unlocks mysteries of the Force and secrets of the past.
The Prince of Nothingwood
Director: Sonia Kronlund
Starring: Qurban Ali, Sonia Kronlund, Salim Shaheen
On a trip to the Kabul area, Salim Shaheen, a prolific filmmaker from Afghanistan, shows several of his 110 films and, decides to shoot his next project while he is there.
Director: Gary Sinyor
Starring: Richard Flood, Simon Cotton, Jasmine Hyde
Gemma and Will are shattered when their son dies in an accident. To escape their grief, Gemma suggests they take up Paul's offer to stay at his Lake District country getaway. Love, grief, and the frailty of the human condition are all brought to the fore as Gemma Will and Paul are caught up in a descent into violence, both psychological and ultimately physical.
Director: Feng Xiaogang
Starring: Xuan Huang, Miao Miao, Caiyu Yang
A look at the lives of members in a Military Cultural Troupe in the 1970s.