A selection of the most exciting new films made in the UK over the past year.
Beyond The Pole and Kandahar Break: Fortress Of War
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.
(Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Richard Bracewell; Writer: Richard Bracewell; Stars: Laura Fraser, Richard E Grant, Antonia Bernath, Adam F, Tamsin Greig, Stephen Aintree, Richard Brake, Helen Betty Knott, David Maybrick, Claire Price, Ben Righton, Ann-Marie Doggett), Official Site
A young woman struggles to retain her sanity as she has to cope with a cheating partner and an intrusive supervisor.
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: 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.
Strigoi and Down Terrace
(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.