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UK Cinema Releases: Friday 3rd June 2011

Including X-Men: First Class, Senna and Last Night

NATIONAL RELEASES

X-Men: First Class (20th Century Fox): Set in the early 1960s, this prequel to the X-Men series explores the formative years of Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender) and Charles Xavier (James McAvoy), as they discover their special powers and fight to stop a mysterious villain (Kevin Bacon) from exploiting Cold War tensions. Directed by Matthew Vaughn, it co-stars Jennifer Lawrence, Rose Byrne, January Jones, Oliver Platt and Nicholas Hoult. [Nationwide / 12A] [Read our full review here]

Senna (Universal/Working Title): Documentary about the life and career of Brazilian F1 racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the world championship three times before his untimely death at the age of 34 in 1994. Directed by Asif Kapadia, it was awarded the World Cinema Audience Award for Documentary at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. [Nationwide / 12A]

Last Night (Optimum Releasing): Drama about a married couple (Keira Knightley and Sam Worthington) who find their relationship disrupted by a work colleague (Eva Mendes) and an old lover (Guillaume Canet). Directed by Massy Tadjedin. [Key Cities / 12A]

Prom (Walt Disney): Comedy about a detail-obsessed prom committee leader who is caught off guard when she unexpectedly falls for the school’s bad boy. Directed by Joe Nussbaum, it stars Aimee Teegarden, Thomas McDonell, Danielle Campbell, Yin Chang, Kylie Bunbury and Nicholas Braun [Nationwide / U]

ALSO OUT

Screwed (Lionsgate UK): Prison drama based on ex-prison officer Ronnie Thompson’s memoir about the battle between a warden (James D’Arcy) and a prisoner (Noel Clarke). Directed by Reg Travis. [Key Cities / 18]

Mammuth (Axiom Films): Road movie about a fat meat worker (Gérard Depardieu) who is confronted with his past as he travels around France. Directed by Benoit Delephine and Gustave Kervern, co-stars Yolande Moreau and Isabelle Adjani. [Key Cities]

The Flaw (Studio Lambert): Documentary about the 2008 financial crisis directed by David Sington, featuring contributions from Joseph Stiglitz, George Cooper, Professor Robert Frank, Robert Schiller and Louis Hyman [Key Cities]

Donor Unknown (Redbird Productions): Documentary about children born through artificial insemination trying to find their sperm-donor fathers. Directed by Jerry Rothwell. [Key Cities / 12A]

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