Previous New Releases

New Release Support titles that have previously been backed by the BFI Film Audience Network (FAN)

Previous 2018/2019 releases

Utøya – July 22

Dir. Erik Poppe | Cert TBC | 1h 32min | Norway

On July 22 2011 more than 500 youths at a political summer camp on an island outside Oslo were attacked by an armed, right-wing extremist. Earlier that day he bombed a Government building in Oslo before making his way to Utøya island. In this first fictional movie about the attack we follow Kaja (18) as she tries to survive – minute by minute.

“A gut-wrenching ordeal … a brutal single-take drama from the victims’ perspective…like a YA post-apocalyptic dystopia, with Kaja a real-life Katniss Everdeen … an absorbing and moving tribute to the courage of the young victims of Utøya.”  – 4 Stars, The Guardian

Shoplifters

Dir. Hirokazu Kore-eda | Cert TBC | 2hr 1min | Japan

Now available to book via FilmBankMedia

“Equal parts incisive social critique and nuanced family portrait, the latest from Japanese master Hirokazu Kore-eda — winner of this year’s Palme d’Or at Cannes — follows a small band of marginalized misfits struggling to make ends meet in a merciless urban environment.” – Toronto International Film Festival

Now available for exhibitors:

  • Marketing pack and assets
  • Freelance marketing support in every Film Hub area
  • Budget for Facebook/social media ads
  • Help producing food-themed and Japanese culture events

Burning 

Dir. Lee Chang-dong | Cert TBC | 2hr 28min | South Korea

Released 1 February 2019 by Thunderbird

Now available to book via FilmBankMedia

In this thrilling adaptation of a Haruki Murakami short story, Korean auteur Lee Chang-dong returns with a gripping psychological thriller about obsessive love set in modern consumerist Korea.

  • Marketing pack and assets
  • Freelance marketing support in every Film Hub area
  • Budget for Facebook/social media ads
  • Help producing panel/Q&A events

Happy as Lazzaro

Dir. Alice Rohrwacher | Cert TBC | 2hr 5min | Italy

Released 5 April 2019 by Modern Films

Booking: franksmith@munrofilmservices.co.uk

Sweet-natured Lazzaro lives in a village in the beautiful Italian countryside, set apart from the world by a bridge that no one can be bothered to fix. Life unfolds much like it did a century ago, save for the odd Walkman and 1990s-era dance music, until things take a strange and supernatural turn as Lazzaro strikes up a friendship with a rebellious young nobleman.

Discover the latest titles to receive FAN support, which include amazing films from across the globe that deserve to be seen on the big screen.

For information on how FAN can support your screening, please contact Timon Singh, Campaigns Manager, FilmHub South West at ti.s@watershed.co.uk 

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