UK & International Indie Films Released In Cinemas, On DVD & Digital July 2019.
Here's a look at some of the British and international indie films being released during July 2019, in Cinemas, on Disc & Digital.
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Dazzler Media presents AVENGEMENT on Digital 17th June & Blu-Ray & DVD 1st July 2019. (UK)
Synopsis: While granted leave from prison, a lowly criminal (Scott Adkins, Accident Man, Doctor Strange) evades his guards and returns to his old haunts to take revenge on the people that made him a cold hearted killer. It’s an epic, bloody battle to search for the soul he lost years ago on the streets of an unforgiving city.
SHE’S MISSING is released 1st July 2019 on: iTunes, Amazon, Sky Store, Virgin Media, Google Play and Youtube. (Ireland)
Synopsis: Heidi and Jane are best friends living in a small town in the desert. When Jane, a Rodeo Queen contestant and military wife goes missing Heidi, now alone in the world, must begin a search across the desert for her friend. She digs up secrets and encounters the violence of life on the road, crossing paths with a series of unusual men and women in her search for an honest connection in a dishonest world.
THE ANGEL OF AUSCHWITZ is released on DVD & Digital 1st July 2019. (UK)
Synopsis: THE ANGEL OF AUSCHWITZ is the story of a Polish midwife after being incarcerated in the infamous concentration camp, is soon recruited to help Dr Mengele in the camp hospital. Discovering that he is experimenting on the children and pregnant women in the camp she vows to do whatever she can to save as many children as possible. This is the incredible true story of Stanislawa Leszczynska, who would go on to deliver 3,000 babies in terrifying conditions and earn herself the name, The Angel of Auschwitz.
THE COLD BLUE can be seen on the big screen for one night only, 4th July, 2019. (U.S)
THE COLD BLUE features recently discovered, remastered footage from golden age director William Wyler, shot during WWII combat missions.
In partnership with Fathom Events, CinEvents brings acclaimed filmmaker Erik Nelson’s brand-new World War II documentary THE COLD BLUE to UK & Irish cinemas for one night only on 4th July 2019, with encores in selected sites.
Chronicling the heroic struggles of the Eighth Air Force during World War II, who flew B-17 Bombers over Europe, THE COLD BLUE features rediscovered and meticulously restored raw color footage found in the national archives from the 1944 documentary Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress, directed by the legendary director William Wyler.
For venues & tickets visit: mycineplace.com/event-releases/the-cold-blue
VITA & VIRGINIA is in UK Cinemas 5th July 2019, courtesy of Thunderbird Releasing. (Ireland/UK)
Synopsis: Based on a true story, VITA & VIRGINIA details the passionate relationship between literary trailblazer Virginia Woolf (Elizabeth Debicki), and enigmatic aristocrat Vita Sackville-West (Gemma Arterton).
When their paths cross, the magnetic Vita decides the beguiling, stubborn and gifted Virginia will be her next conquest, no matter the cost. The ensuing relationship leads to the birth of Woolf’s bold, experimental novel- Orlando . A daring celebration of an unconventional bond, and a vivid exploration of gender, sexuality, creativity and passion, VITA & VIRGINIA details the love story of two women - two writers - who smashed through social barriers to find solace in their forbidden connection.
KNIFE + HEART in Cinemas & Exclusively On MUBI from 5 July 2019. (France, Mexico, Switzerland)
From the deliciously twisted mind of filmmaker Yann Gonzalez (You And The Night), KNIFE + HEART is a erotically kitsch love letter to European giallo, American grindhouse cinema, and '70s gay pornography. The film stars Vanessa Paradis and Nicolas Maury and is shot on glorious 35mm and fueled by a throbbing soundtrack from M83.
Following the dramatic breakdown of her relationship with her girlfriend, gay porn producer Anne (Vanessa Paradis) launches herself into her latest and most ambitious film production. But as shooting gets underway, one of her stars is brutally murdered. Soon it becomes terrifyingly clear that a homicidal maniac is intent on bumping off the cast, one by one.
Set in 1970s Paris and dripping with style and eye-popping visual fetishism, KNIFE + HEART playfully dances between the work of Dario Argento, Brian de Palma, Kenneth Anger and William Friedkin’s Cruising whilst teasing out a bold new vision all its own.
13 GRAVES is released on Digital 8th July 2019.
Synopsis: On the orders of their boss two seasoned contract killers are marching their latest victim to the mob graveyard they have used for several years. When he escapes leaving them no choice but to hunt him through the surrounding forest, they are soon hopelessly lost. As night falls and the shadows begin to lengthen, they uncover a dark and terrifying truth about the vast, sprawling woodland – and the hunters become the hunted as they find themselves stalked by an ancient supernatural force.
THE HOLE IN THE GROUND is released on DVD, Blu-Ray & Digital, 8th July 2019. (Ireland, Belgium, Finland))
Synopsis: Sarah moves her precocious son Chris to a secluded new home in a rural town, trying to ease his apprehensions as they hope for a fresh start after a difficult past. But after a startling encounter with a mysterious new neighbour, Sarah’s nerves are set on edge.
Chris disappears in the night into the forest behind their house, and Sarah discovers an ominous, gaping sinkhole while searching for him. Though he returns, some disturbing behavioural changes emerge, and Sarah begins to worry that the boy who came back is not her son.
THE WITCH IN THE WINDOW is released on DVD, 8th July 2019. (U.S)
It takes a lot of craft and imagination to create something refreshing out of the ghost in the house story. Andy Mitton’s third feature script achieves it in spades. Before he begins to scare you, he gives you central characters you can believe their relationship is embedded and existed long before the camera was switched on. Stuart Wright - Read More
BritFlicks Podcast host Stuart Wright talks with THE WITCH IN THE WINDOW writer/director Andy Mitton.
PUPPET MASTER: THE LITTLEST REICH is released on DVD & Blu-Ray 8th July 2019. (U.S/UK)
This film will divide opinions. For beer swilling horror hounds looking for gory slapstick kicks and painful kill gags that hark back to splatter-fests of VHS yore it’s got the lot. For some the entire film is going to feel like an insult to your intelligence. Neither view is wrong. No middle ground exists for a movie like PUPPET MASTER: THE LITTLEST REICH. Stuart Wright - Read More
PUPPET MASTER: THE LITTLEST REICH, SFX artist TATE STEINSIEK talks with Stuart Wright of the Britflicks Podcast.
HOLLOW POINT is released on DVD. Blu-Ray & Digital 8th July 2019. (U.S)
HOLLOW POINT (2019), directed by Daniel Zirilli, produced and starring Sri Lankan-American Dilan Jay, tells the story of a traumatized ethics professor whose wife and daughter are senselessly murdered, a cataclysm which forces him to join a group of charismatic vigilantes to face off against his family’s killer, while he confronts his personal dilemma in his quest for vengeance and justice.
FISHERMAN'S FRIENDS is released on DVD. Blu-Ray & Digital, 8th July 2019. (UK)
FISHERMAN’S FRIENDS is a comedy drama that may become the ultimate British feel-good movie – The Full Monty, but with songs, sea and sou’westers. Based on a slightly fictionalised version of real events, it’s set in Port Isaac on the beautiful north Cornish coast and has stunning views of harbour and sea. Renamed as Portwenn, the small working fishing port can also be seen on ITV as the location for the Doc Martin series. Alexa Dalby - Read More
FOR LOVE OR MONEY will be available on digital download from 8th July. (UK)
Synopsis: FOR LOVE OR MONEY follows Mark, and life is sweet, or so you might think if you were in Mark's shoes. He's about to make £20 million on a business deal that he's kept secret from everyone, even his best friend Tim. To add to his luck, a chance encounter at a funeral has given him another shot with the love of his life, Connie. The two fall head over heels in love and not long after get engaged.
Two problems though: first, Connie doesn't genuinely love him; and second, his belief that no-one knows about his impending success and wealth is, in fact, incorrect. An old classmate, Johnny, knows everything and encourages Connie to marry Mark. After stumbling upon some incriminating texts, Mark discovers their plan to rob him of half his impending fortune. Refusing to be made the fool, Mark quickly puts a plan into action. With the help of Tim and Connie's ex-bff, Kendra, he embarks on a mission to see just how far the devious pair are willing to go to get their hands on that money.
OBEY is released on Sky Cinema, iTunes, Sky Store & Amazon, 15th July 2019.
Synopsis: OBEY is about Leon, a nineteen-year-old boy with an alcoholic mother who has grown up in and out of care. Introducing Marcus Rutherford as Leon, who plays the film’s central character, OBEY also stars Sophie Kennedy Clark (Philomena, Nymphomaniac, Black Mirror) as Twiggy and T'Nia Miller (Wagstaffe, Stud Life, Marcella, Guilt) as Leon’s mother.
OBEY is raw and uncompromising and set against the backdrop of the 2011 London riots. It is the directorial debut feature from Jamie Jones whose award-winning short film THE NEST starring Vicky McClure was recently selected for Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and Tampere Film Festival 2017. Produced by Emily Jones of Beyond Fiction and Ross Williams of Harvest Pictures, Executive Produced by John Giwa-Amu (The Party, The Silent Storm, The Machine) of Red & Black Films, with Sound Design by Ben Baird (Lady Macbeth, The Levelling) and Cinematography by Albert Salas.
Finally free from adult supervision, Leon begins to rail against the injustice of his reality as his dreams become more and more unattainable and distant. Oppressed at home and hunted on the streets by local gangs, Leon’s existence is suffocating, and all too real. When he meets Twiggy, a beautiful blond girl living in a local squat something stirs inside of him. As she introduces him to her world, the weight of his past lifts. He is in love for the first time and for a moment escapes the reality of his unrelenting existence. But naïve to the affluent world supporting Twiggy’s hedonistic lifestyle, Leon is unprepared when Twiggy no longer wants him around. Leon withdraws, allowing his raw and unhampered emotions to take over in the blind fight against his unjust existence with terrifying and brutal consequences.
GWEN is released in UK Cinemas 19th July 2019. (UK)
Synopsis: In the stark beauty of 19th Century Snowdonia a young girl, Gwen, tries desperately to hold her home together. Struggling with her mother’s mysterious illness, her father’s absence and a ruthless mining company encroaching on their land, a growing darkness begins to take grip of her home, and the suspicious local community turns on Gwen and her family.
BLOOD PARADISE is released on DVD 19th July 2019 (U.S)
Synopsis: Unpredictable and at times drenched in sly humor, this thriller is Patrick von Barkenberg’s film debut. Reeling after her latest novel flops, best-selling crime writer Robin Richards (Andréa Winter) is sent by her publisher to the Swedish countryside to regain inspiration. Instead of relaxation, she comes across an assortment of peculiar and possibly dangerous characters, including her driver and most obsessive fan, his explosively jealous wife, and the progressively more unhinged man who owns the farm. The beautiful and stylish young woman soon discovers just how dangerous these oddballs may be. Think “Green Acres” as directed by Jordan Peele.
MAKING NOISE QUIETLY is in UK Cinemas 19th July 2019. (UK)
Synopsis: In 1944 in Kent, a conscientious objector (Luke Thompson) and a roaming artist (Matthew Tennyson) find friendship as the Second World War unfolds across the English Channel.
In 1982 in Redcar, a bereaved mother (Barbara Marten) struggles with the memories of her son, lost in the Falklands War.
In 1996, deep in the Black Forest, a holocaust survivor (Deborah Findlay) seeks to bring peace to a disturbed young boy (Orton O’Brien) and his violent stepfather (Trystan Gravelle).
Accompanied by a stunning score from Academy Award winner Stephen Warbeck, director Dominic Dromgoole’s adaptation of Robert Holman’s classic play is a moving study of the effects of war and the scars left behind.
THE ISLE is released on DVD & Digital 22th July 2019. (UK)
Synopsis: The Isle. Set in 1846, three sailors are shipwrecked on an uncharted island off the west coast of Scotland to find four lone inhabitants living in what was once a thriving community. As days pass for the promised supply ship to take them home, the sailors discover that not all is well on the seemingly friendly isle.
RAY & LIZ is released on DVD & Blu-Ray, 22nd July 2019. (UK)
Synopsis: Renowned photographer Richard Billingham makes his feature-film debut with this intricate family portrait, inspired by his own memories of growing up in the West Midlands in the late 70s and early 80s, and then his father and mother in the late 90’s.
Billingham revisits the figures of his earlier photographs — his alcoholic father Ray; his mother Liz; and his younger brother Jason — with a series of family vignettes where life, lived on the margins of society and societal taboos, can spiral out of control.
THE MERMAID: LAKE OF THE DEAD is released on Digital 22nd July, 2019, courtesy of 4Digital Media. (Russia)
Synopsis: From Russian director Svyatoslav Podgaevskiy, (Queen of Spades: The Dark Rite, The Bride) comes THE MERMAID: LAKE OF THE DEAD, the story of Roman, whose life is changed forever by a meeting, and a kiss, with a strange young woman he meets at a lake deep in the forest. It is a meeting he soon regrets, when he falls prey to a mysterious ailment which gradually deprives him of his strength and vigor.
His bride Marina is ready to do whatever it takes to free her fiance from the ancient curse. But is her love strong enough to break it?
HORRIBLE HISTORIES: THE MOVIE - ROTTEN ROMANS is released in Cinemas 26th July 2019. (UK)
Synopsis: LAtti (Croft) is a Roman teenager with brains but very little brawn. When one of his schemes falls foul of Emperor Nero (Roberts) Atti is forced to join the army and sent to miserable, cold, wet Britain. Things go from bad to worse when Atti is captured by Orla (Jones), a feisty teenage Celt desperate to prove herself as a warrior. Meanwhile a furious Nero is determined to crush the British rebellion, led by Boudicca (Nash). As the Romans prepare for an historic showdown with the Celts at the Battle of Watling Street the two new friends find themselves lined up on opposite sides of the battlefield.
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THE CURRENT WAR is in UK Cinemas from 26th July 2019.
Synopsis: n the late 19th century, Edison, famous, iconoclastic and unwaveringly wed to his direct current system of electricity, begins a battle with publicity-shy industrialist Westinghouse, and his system of alternating current. The rivalry begins in his lab at Menlo Park, New Jersey, and spills onto the country’s front pages into a bitter court case. The two struggle via fair means and foul to win the War of the Currents.
Hostilities boil and lives are lost as the rivalry plays out on a thrilling, world-changing scale. As the two vie for the right to power the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, the arrival of an otherworldly Serb inventor called Nikola Tesla may finally tip the balance…
EATEN BY LIONS is released on Digital, 22nd July & DVD, 29th July 2019. (UK)
EATEN BY LIONS tells the heart-warming story of half-brothers Omar (Antonio Aakeel) and Pete (Jack Carroll), who were raised by their Grandma after their parents were tragically killed by lions in a bizarre accident. When their beloved Gran passes away, they embark on a life-changing journey to find Omar's birth father. What follows is a funny and touching journey of self-discovery for both boys...in Blackpool. The Choudray family represent a truly contemporary example of modern multicultural Britain, but what will the brothers make of their eccentric newfound family?