Umbrella Entertainment Upcoming Theatrical Releases

We’ve been reviewing the great Blu-ray and DVD releases from Australian Umbrella Entertainment for quite a few months now (have a read of The Man From Hong Kong and The Land That Time Forgot as a couple of examples).

They have also got some theatrical releases lined up for 2018 too and the details are below.

GRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT & BAMI 

8 MARCH 2018 | 115 MINUTES | MUSIC DOCUMENTARY

“A celebration of de ant, uncompromising originality.” – The Observer

“If you didn’t love Grace Jones before, then you will after watching Grace Jones: Bloodlight And Bami.” – Daily Express

DIRECTOR:
Sophie Fiennes (The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology)

CAST:
Grace Jones

Larger than life, wild, scary and androgynous – Grace Jones plays all thees parts. The lm includes Grace’s unique performances singing iconic hits such as ‘Slave to the Rhythm,’ Pull up to the Bumper,’
as well as more recent tracks.

These songs also link to Grace’s family life, as the lm takes us on a holiday trip to Jamaica, where her family roots and the story of her childhood are uncovered. This ia a Grace we have not seen before, somone who reminds us of what it is to be truly alive.

ENGLAND IS MINE

15 MARCH 2018 | 94 MINUTES | BIOGRAPHY, DRAMA

FROM THE PRODUCER OF CONTROL DIRECTOR:

Mark Gill (The Voorman Problem)

CAST:
Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey) Jack Lowden (Dunkirk)
Jodie Comer (The White Princess)

A portrait of Morrissey and his early life in 1970s Manchester before he went on to become the lead singer of the seminal alternative rock band The Smiths.

THE ENDLESS

22 MARCH 2018 | 111 MINUTES | THRILLER, DRAMA, HORROR

“A rich banquet of mind-bending weirdness.” – Hollywood Reporter

“…deeply unsettling, fantastically eerie…a phantasmagoria of surreal mystery.”
– Dread Central

DIRECTORS:
Justin Benson & Aaron Moorhead (Spring)

CAST:
Justin Benson (Spring)
Tate Ellington (Sinister 2)
Callie Hernandez (La La Land, Alien: Covenant) Lew Temple (The Devil’s Rejects)
James Jordan (Wind River)

Two brothers return to the cult they ed to discover that the group’s beliefs may be more sane than they once thought. This acclaimed Lovecraftian thriller follows-up the lmmakers’ previous lm SPRING, which was heralded by Guillermo Del Toro.

I KILL GIANTS

APRIL/MAY 2018 | 104 MINUTES | THRILLER, DRAMA, HORROR

DIRECTOR:
Anders Walter (Helium)

CAST:
Madison Wolfe (The Conjouring 2 ) Imogen Poots (Green Room )
Sydney Wade (Una )
Zoe Saldana (Guardians of the Galaxy ) Jennifer Ehle (Zero Dark Thirty )

Based on the acclaimed Eisner Award nominated graphic novel by Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura,
I Kill Giants tells the story of a teenager who struggles through school and family life by escaping into a fantasy world of magic and monsters.

Anyone who has ever felt misunderstood or struggled with life’s challenges will leave feeling stronger and more empowered.

CARGO

17 MAY 2018 | 105 MINUTES | THRILLER, DRAMA

DIRECTORS:

Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling

CAST:
Martin Freeman (Black Panther, The Hobbit ) Simone Landers (Grace Beside Me )
Anthony Hayes (Animal Kingdom )
Susie Porter (Hounds of Love)
David Gulpilil (Goldstone, Rabbit-Proof Fence)

The Future is Fragile.

Expanded from an incredibly popular short lm
(13+ million views and counting), this highly anticipated Australian production from the producers of The Babadook, stars international superstar Martin Freeman, Susie Porter and the legendary David Gulpilil in a story that will appeal to both the rabid Walking Dead fan and the arthouse crowd.

LBJ

31 MAY 2018 | 98 MINUTES | HISTORICAL DRAMA

DIRECTOR:
Rob Reiner (Misery, A Few Good Men )

CAST:
Woody Harrelson (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri)
Jennifer jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight)
Bill Pullman (Battle of the Sexes)
Richard Jenkins (The Shape of Water)

From acclaimed director Rob Reiner comes the acclaimed true story of one of America’s most controversial presidents. Featuring an Oscar-worthy performance by Woody Harrelson in the title role, the lm mainly focuses on LBJ’s run for presidency, defeat by JFK and then taking on the role after the assassination in LBJ’s home state of Texas.

May 28 is Memorial day in US.

DR KNOCK

MAY/JUNE 2018 | 113 MINUTES | COMEDIC, PERIOD, DRAMA

OFFICIAL SELECTION:
2018 Alliance Française French Film Festival in Australia and New Zealand

DIRECTOR:
Lorraine Levy (The Other Son)

CAST:
Omar Sy (The Intouchables, Monsieur Chocolat) Ana Girardot (The Returned)
Sabine Azema (A Sunday in the Country) Pascal Elbe (Thank You for Calling)

In this wonderfully produced provincial period comedy, Omar Sy plays Doctor Knock, a former thug who becomes a doctor and arrives in the small village
of Saint-Maurice to make his fortune by telling the naïve villagers that they are not as healthy as they might think.

SEE YOU UP THERE (AU REVOIR LA-HAUT)

MAY/JUNE 2018 | 117 MINUTES | COMEDIC PERIOD DRAMA

NOMINATED FOR 13 CÉSAR AWARDS, including: BEST FILM, BEST DIRECTOR and BEST ACTOR for Albert Dupontel

DIRECTOR:

Albert Dupontel (9-Month Stretch, The VIllain)

CAST:
Albert Dupotel (Paris)
Nahuel Peérez Biscayart (BPM) Niels Arestrup (A Prophet ) Melanie Thierry (The Zero Theorem)

A sumptous period drama which has taken the French box of ce by storm, See You Up There starts a few days before Armistice, when Edouard (Nahuel Peérez Biscayart) saves Albert’s (Albert Dupotel) life. Condemned to live, the two mis ts mount a monumental scam to put things right.

LE REDOUBTABLE

MAY 2018 | 107 MINUTES | COMEDIC PERIOD DRAMA

NOMINATED FOR 5 CÉSAR AWARDS including: BEST DIRECTOR for Michel Hazanavicius and BEST ACTOR for Louis Garrel

OFFICIAL SELECTION:
2018 Alliance Française French Film Festival in Australia and New Zealand

DIRECTOR:
Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist)

CAST:
Louis Garrel (The Dreamers) Stacy Martin (High-Rise) Berenice Bejo (The Artist)

From the director of The Artist, comes another brilliantly stylish love letter to cinema, this time revered French New Waver Jean-Luc Godard.

Chronicling his post-Breathless/Contempt period of Maoist lmmaking, and his falling in love with young actress Anne Wiazemsky (Stacy Martin), who he later marries.

ONE LESS GOD

TBC 2018 | 128 MINUTES | DRAMA, THRILLER

INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS, THIS AUSTRALIAN PRODUCED THRILLER IS AN EMOTIONAL
TOUR DE FORCE

BEST FILM AT BYRON BAY FILM FESTIVAL

2018 IS THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TAJ TERRORIST ATTACK

DIRECTOR:
Lliam Worthington

CAST:
Joseph Mahler Taylor
Kieran Kumar
Reilly O’Byrne-Inglis
Nathan Kaye (Muriel’s Wedding)

In November 2008, a band of young Islamic militants from Pakistan lands in Mumbai. Their primary target, the iconic Taj Mahal Hotel. With Indian forces unable to regain control, for 4 days the guests must battle to survive as the terrorists seek to drive them from hiding. More than a tale of monsters and men, this

is a story of our shared humanity at the dark crossroads to which we have now stumbled.

RODIN

TBC 2018 | 119 MINUTES | PERIOD DRAMA

OFFICIAL SELECTION:
2018 Alliance Française French Film Festival in Australia and New Zealand

DIRECTOR:
Jacques Doillon (Ponette)

CAST:
Vincent Lindon (The Measure of a Man) Izïa Higelin (Summertime)
Séverine Caneele (A Piece of Sky) Bernard Verley (The Milky Way)

From revered French lmmaker Jacques Doillon,
in the grand tradition of Camille Claudel comes Rodin, an account of the famous French sculptor’s rigorous work ethic and romance with Camille Claudel, and his life as a groundbreaking French artist alongside cotemporaries such as Victor Hugo, Paul Cezanne, and Claude Monet, featuring a tour de force performance by French superstar Vincent Lindon.

ISMAEL’S GHOSTS

TBC 2018 | 135 MINUTES | PERIOD DRAMA

OPENING FILM:
2017 CANNES FILM FESTIVAL

OFFICIAL SELECTION:
2018 Alliance Française French Film Festival in Australia and New Zealand

DIRECTOR:
Arnaud Desplechin (My Golden Days)

CAST:
Mathieu Amalric (The Diving Bell and the Butter y) Marion Cotillard (La Vie En Rose)
Charlotte Gainsbourg (Antichrist)
Louis Garrel (Le Redoubtable)

A lmmaker’s life is sent into a tailspin by the return of a former lover just as he is about to embark on the shoot of a new lm.

Starring the créme of French cinema: Mathieu Amalric, Marion Cotillard, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Louis Garrel, this classy lm is packed to
the gills with style and substance, which is what audiences have come to expect from Arnaud Desplechin (My Golden Days, A Christmas Tale)