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Happy New Year, Colin Burstead


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Synopsis

Colin hires a lavish country manor for his extended family to celebrate New Year. Unfortunately for Colin his position of power in the family is under serious threat from the arrival of his estranged brother David.


FILM FESTIVALS & AWARDS

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS 2018

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINEMA 2018

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - LONDON FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (BEST FILM)

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - MAR DEL PLATA FILM FESTIVAL 2018

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - THESSALONIKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018

  • OFFICIAL SELECTION - TORINO FILM FESTIVAL 2018


REVIEWS

Happy New Year, Colin Burstead is almost deliberately unassuming. It is also certainly one of the most nuanced, entertaining comedies of the year – and that’s quite something for a film that revolves around a house of Brits arguing with one another.” ★★★★ Tori Brazier, Flickering Myth

Happy New Year, Colin Burstead is a celebration of British talent, a captivating, microcosmic character study that both eviscerates and elevates the idea of family in all its forms.” ★★★★★ Rosamund Kelby, The Upcoming

“Ben Wheatley’s ‘Happy New Year, Colin Burstead,’ Is A Bruising, Brilliant Family Drama” Oliver Lyttelton, The Playlist

“Ben Wheatley's fraught family drama may be his masterpiece.” ★★★★★ Paul Salt, Screen Mayhem

Happy New Year, Colin Burstead. lets director Ben Wheatley tap into the absurd and violent brand of comedy he mastered on High-Rise and Free Fire but strips it down.” Ella Kemp, Sight & Sound

“A brilliant told, and very welcomed departure from one of our best writer, directors. More please, Mr. Wheatley.” ★★★★ Paul Heath, The Hollywood News

“Ben Wheatley strips things way back for his nerve-raddled family reunion comedy, and the result is one of his best, most fluid films.” Guy Lodge, Variety

“A compelling portrayal of dysfunctional family forced together” ★★★★ Jenny Desborough, The Mirror (UK)

“Vigorous and engaging as dark character comedy” Jonathan Romney, Screen International

“A Festen-of-sorts for post-Brexit vote Britain, where conflict and outrage are always one misplaced remark away, Happy New Year, Colin Burstead marks a return by one of the country’s brightest filmmaking talents to the claustrophobic family deathmatches of Down Terrace and Sightseers.” ★★★★ Daniel Green, Cine-vue