UK Cinema Releases: Friday 6th January 2012

Including The Iron Lady and Goon


The Iron Lady (Fox/Pathe): A biopic of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep) told in flashback. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, it co-stars Jim Broadbent, Olivia Colman, Richard E. Grant and Aktan Abdykalkov. [Nationwide / 12A]

Goon (Entertainment One): Comedy about a man (Sean William Scott) who leads a team of misfits to semi-pro hockey glory, with unconventional methods. Directed by Michael Dowse, it co-stars Jay Baruchel, Sean Patrick Thomas and Liev Schreiber. [Nationwide / 15]


Mother and Child (Verve Pictures): An ensemble drama, which follows the intersecting lives of a 50-year-old woman, the daughter she gave up for adoption 35 years ago and a blackwoman looking to adopt a baby. Directed by Rodrigo García, it stars Naomi Watts, Annette Bening and Kerry Washington. [Selected cinemas]

Despair (Park Circus): Re-release of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s 1978 adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov’s novel, which stars Dirk Bogarde as a Russian émigré and chocolate magnate during the Nazis rise to power. [Selected cinemas]

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