Happy New Year Colin Burstead

  • Screening Dates: 24th September, 6pm  //  1st October, 8pm
  • Starring: Neil Maskell, Sam Riley, Charles Dance, Hayley Squires
  • Directed by: Ben Wheatley
  • Running time: 95 mins
  • Rating: M - some offensive language

Colin Burstead (Neil Maskell) is throwing a New Year’s party for his family at a posh castle-like venue in Dorset – four hours drive from London as everyone points out through gritted teeth. He wants to celebrate the recovery of his mother (Doon Mackichan) from illness and, also, to demonstrate to the family that he is worthy of taking on the responsibility, especially since favourite son David (Sam Riley) flew the coop five years before leaving his wife and two young children. This is an excellent – and alcohol-fuelled – plan apart from the fact that his sister Gini (Hayley Squires) has invited David to join them and not told anyone else. A semi-improvised battle-of-wills ensues and some terrible truths are spoken.