This Week's UK Cinema Releases

Week Commencing March 12th 2018

Joaquin Phoenix moves from killer to healer this week, following on from starring in Lynne Ramsay's film, he appears alongside Rooney Mara in Mary Magdalene. Lara Croft is resurrected after a 15 years with Alicia Vikander in Tomb Raider, while Peter Rabbit hops onto the scene. Winner of last year's Palme d'Or, The Square, gets a relatively small UK release, while countryman Ingmar Bergman's The Magic Flute appears as part of the BFI's current program. Justin Chon's highly rated indie, Gook, is on the schedule, with French film My Golden Days being the last one of note.


Director: Justin Chon
Starring: Justin Chon, Simone Baker, Curtiss Cook Jr.

Eli and Daniel, two Korean American brothers who own a struggling women's shoe store, have an unlikely friendship with 11-year-old Kamilla. On the first day of the 1992 L.A. riots, the trio must defend the store while contemplating the meaning of family and thinking about personal dreams and the future.

Mary Magdalene

Director: Garth Davis
Starring: Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tahar Rahim

The story of Mary Magdalene.

My Golden Days

Director: Arnaud Desplechin
Starring: Quentin Dolmaire, Lou Roy-Lecollinet, Mathieu Amalric

Paul is preparing to leave Tajikistan, while thinking back on his adolescent years. His childhood, his mother's madness, the parties, the trip to the USSR where he lost his virginity, the friend who betrayed him and the love of his life.

Peter Rabbit

Director: Will Gluck
Starring: James Corden, Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, Daisy Ridley, Margot Robbie and Elizabeth Debicki

Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter's classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer's vegetable garden.


Director: Raj Kumar Gupta
Starring: Ajay Devgn, Saurabh Shukla, Ileana D'Cruz

Based on real events, Raid revolves around Amay Patnaik, a fearless Income Tax officer who carries out a non-stop raid at the mansion of Tauji, the most powerful man in Lucknow.

The Magic Flute

Director: Ingmar Bergman
Starring: Josef Kostlinger, Irma Urrila, Hakan Hagegard, Elisabeth Eriksson, Ulrick Cold

The Queen of the Night enlists a handsome prince named Tamino to rescue her beautiful kidnapped daughter. Aided by the lovelorn bird hunter Papageno and a magical flute that holds the power to change the hearts of men, young Tamino embarks on a quest for true love, leading to the evil Sarastro's temple where Pamina is held captive.

The Square

Director: Ruben Ostlund
Starring: Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary, Christopher Laesso, Marina Schiptjenko

Disaster strikes when a curator hires a public relations team to build some buzz for his renowned Swedish museum.

Tomb Raider

Director: Roar Uthaug
Starring: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, Kristin Scott Thomas

Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.

Last updated: 12/03/2018 14:10:28

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