UK movie releases…from 6 August 2013

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Ain’t Them Bodies Saints – escaped convict Casey Affleck attempts to reunite with wife Rooney Mara and the daughter he has never met in this romantic crime thriller from David Lowery. The official Facebook page is here and the film will be playing at key cities only, so check the listings at your local art house/indie cinemas or the very big multiplexes.

Any Day Now – Alan Cumming and Garrett Dillahunt are the late-1970’s gay couple who take in a young man when his mother disowns him. But the legal system has issues with this unconventional family set-up. The official Facebook page has a listings section here as the film will show at only a few cinemas nationwide.

The Great Beauty – intriguing Italian drama in which a wealthy bon vivant reassesses the futility and hollowness of his hedonistic life when someone informs him of the death of his first love. The official Palace Films website is here; the film will be showing at key cities only.

The Great Hip Hop Hoax – documentary telling the story of two aspiring hip hop artists, signed by Sony who in fact turn out to be Scottish teenagers reinventing themselves as stateside homies. The Vertigo Films site is here; the film will be playing at key cities only.

More Than Honey – a timely documentary, given recent media coverage about declining bee populations, this film looks at what could have caused the various species of bee to be almost completely wiped out over the past 15 years. The official website is here and the film will show at key cities only.

Museum Hours – a bit like Night at the Museum…with brains. A museum curator in the Netherlands strikes up a friendship with an enigmatic visitor, leading to a crossroads that sees them exploring their lives and the art works. The official site is here; the film will show at key cities only.

No One Lives – As finite a title as you could hope for, this is a horror in which a couple in a car are kidnapped by a gang of ruthless thieves. There is, of course, more to the couple than meets the eye. The official Facebook page is here, the film will show at key cities only.

Pieta – Korean drama about a loan shark who re-evaluates his violent lifestyle when a mysterious woman appears claiming to be his long-lost mother. The official Draft House Films website is here; the film will be on a limited run only.

The Stuart Hall Project – The BFI screen John Akomfrah’s documentary about the titular founding figure of Contemporary Studies and a key figure in the New Left. The BFI’s website here tells you the screening locations.

uwantmetokillhim? – drama that looks at the true story of a teenage boy who kills someone after falling for a woman he meets in an internet chat room. Starring Downton Abbey’s Joanne Froggatt as the policewoman trying to make sense of it all. No official website but Wikipedia has a few more details here. The film will be showing on a limited release only.

 

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