A selection of the most exciting new films made in the UK over the past year.
Cuckoo and Strigoi
Beyond The Pole
(Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: David L Williams; Writer: Neil Warhurst, David L Williams; Stars: Rhys Thomas, Stephen Mangan, Mark Benton, Rosie Cavaliero, Alexander Skarsgård, Clive Russell, Helen Baxendale, Lars Arentz-Hansen), Official Site
Two friends decide to save the planet by undertaking the first ever carbon-neutral, organic, vegetarian expedition to the North Pole.
(Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Paul Cotter; Stars: Shane Taylor, Benjamin Whitrow, Eileen Nicholas)
The story of an octogenarian who takes his family on a road trip so that he can apologise in person to the residents of a German village he bombed during the Second World War.
A Congregation Of Ghosts
(Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Mark Collicot; Stars: Edward Woodward, Nicholas Gleaves, Susannah Doyle)
The ghost of an eccentric priest, whose piety isolated him from his congregation, lingers around his rectory when new residents arrive.
(Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Richard Bracewell; Stars: Laura Fraser, Richard E Grant, Tamsin Greig, Antonia Bernath), Official Site
A young woman struggles to retain her sanity as she has to cope with a cheating partner and an intrusive supervisor.
(Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Ben Wheatley; Writer: Robin Hill, Ben Wheatley; Stars: Julia Deakin, Michael Smiley, David Schaal, Tony Way, Mark Kempner, Gareth Tunley, Kali Peacock, Robin Hill, Robert Hill, Kerry Peacock), Trailer
Killers consider retribution round the kitchen sink.
Kandahar Break: Fortress Of War and Heartless
(Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Philip Ridley; Stars: Jim Stugess, Timothy Spall, Clemence Poesy, Noel Clarke, Joseph Rawle)
A photographer's son with an unusual birthmark comes to suspect that demons are murdering the people of London.
Kandahar Break: Fortress Of War
(Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: David Whitney; Writer: David Whitney; Stars: Shaun Dooley, Dean Andrews, Rasheed Naz, Tatmain Ul Qulb, Hameed Sheikh, Hidayat Saleem, Shista Khan, Mariya Tahir Khan)
A British landmine removal expert working in Afghanistan struggles to remain calm and professional as the Taliban rise to power and his love for a local woman puts them both in danger.
(Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Faye Jackson; Writer: Faye Jackson; Stars: Constantin Barbulescu, Camelia Maxim, Catalin Paraschiv, Dan Popa, Rudi Rosenfeld), Official Site
A dark comedy following a young man's return to his secretive Romanian family as the dead shudder in their graves and Ceausescu rises to power.