Archive - August 2015
Director: Alan Rickman
Cast: Alan Rickman, Kate Winslet, Matthias Schoenaerts, Stanley Tucci, Helen McCrory
Genre: Comedy Drama
Country of Origin: UK 2014 116 mins
Released by LIONSGATE
'Alan Rickman's wigs and powder self-indulgent costume drama set in the gardens of Louis XIV's Versailles Palace.'
Director: Hsiang Chienn
Cast: Shiang-Chyi Chen, Easton Dong, Ming-Hua Pai, An-Shun Yu, Chen-Ling Wen
Language: Mandarin with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Taiwan 2014 94 mins.
Released by Facet Film Distribution
'A sensitive, compelling and emotional portrait of a woman who finds a way to escape loneliness, Shiang-Chyi Chen gives a superb performance.'
Director: Carol Morley
Cast: Maisie Williams, Maxine Peake, Monica Dolan, Greta Scacchi
Country of Origin: UK 2014 102 mins
World Premier BFI London Film Festival
Released by Metrodome
'A 1960s girls' school sees a mysterious fainting epidemic. Carol Morley's intense and distinctive black comedy is more than a jump beyond The Prime of Miss Jean Brody.'
Director: Daniel Espinosa
Cast: Tom Hardy, Joel Kinnaman, Naomi Rapace, Gary Oldman
Genre: Drama Thriller
Country of Origin: Czech Republic, UK 2015 137 mins.
Released by e ONE
'A multilayered thriller set in Stalin's Soviet era that's been banned by the Russian Ministry of Culture. Irony!'
Director: Kristian Levring
Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Genre: Western Drama
Language: English, Danish , Spanish with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Denmark, UK 2014 91 mins
Released by WARNER BROS
'Kristian Levring's revenge western clings precariously to the coat tails of the Spaghetti Westerns.'
Director: John Boorman
Cast: Callum Turner, Caleb Landry Jones, Pat Shortt
Country of Origin: UK 2014 114 mins.
Released by Artificial Eye/Curzon Film Releasing
The long-awaited sequel to the 5 times Oscar-nominated masterpiece Hope & Glory, Queen & Country is the wonderfully witty but deeply moving new film by acclaimed director John Boorman (Deliverance, Point Blank).
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