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10 Movies You Must See in February

10 Movies You Must See in February
Our pick of the most exciting movies coming to UK/ROI screens in February.

February gives us the Korean debut of a Japanese master, the latest slice of horror from Shyamalan, a documentary deep dive into a cult French filmmaker and more.

Knock at the Cabin

Knock at the Cabin - Feb 3rd, cinemas
Knock at the Cabin sees director M. Night Shyamalan adapt Paul Tremblay's book 'The Cabin at the End of the World' with co-writers Steve Desmond and Michael Sherman. The movie sees a holidaying married gay couple and their young daughter taken hostage by four people who claim they need them to perform an act that will avert an oncoming apocalypse. Will it end in a twist?


Attachment - Feb 9th, Shudder
Gabriel Bier Gislason, the son of Academy Award-winning Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier, makes his directorial debut with Jewish themed folk-horror Attachment. The movie stars Josephine Park as Maja, a struggling Danish actress who moves to London's Hasidic Jewish community when her English lover Leah (Ellie Kendrick) falls ill. Struggling to win over Leah's mother (Sofie Gråbøl), Maja begins to suspect something sinister is at play.

Blue Jean

Blue Jean - Feb 10th, cinemas
Writer/director Georgia Oakley makes her feature debut with this BAFTA nominated 1988 set drama. Rosy McEwen plays Jean, a lesbian PE teacher whose secret sexuality is threatened by her attraction to a pupil as the British government pushes its homophobic Section 28 act.

Orchestrator of Storms

Orchestrator of Storms - Feb 14th, Arrow
Genre buffs Dima Ballin and Kat Ellinger take a deep dive into the life and career of cult French filmmaker Jean Rollin. The film aims to shine a light on an auteur who is beloved by horror fans for his series of melancholic vampire dramas but who has failed to earn mainstream respect.


Nostalgia - Feb 17th, cinemas/Curzon Home Cinema
Director Mario Martone's Nostalgia was selected as Italy's submission for this year's Academy Awards but ultimately failed to make the final list. Based on the novel by Ermanno Rea, the film stars Pierfrancesco Favino as a middle-aged Italian man who returns to his hometown of Naples after living in Egypt for four decades. Back on home turf, his criminal past catches up with him.

The Son

The Son - Feb 17th, cinemas
A prequel to his acclaimed drama The Father, writer/director Florian Zeller's The Son is adapted from his stage play of the same name. The film stars Hugh Jackman as a man whose life is disrupted by the arrival of his ex-wife (Laura Dern) and his now teenage son (Zen McGrath). Vanessa Kirby and Hugh Quashie also star, with Anthony Hopkins reprising his role from The Father.

Next Exit

Next Exit - Feb 20th, VOD
Directed by Mali Elfman (daughter of composer Danny), Next Exit gives road movies like It Happened One Night and The Sure Thing a sci-fi spin. Set in a near future America where the theory of life after death has been proven to be real by a scientist (Karen Gillan), the film stars Katie Parker and Rahul Kohli as two troubled strangers who share a journey across the country to a special clinic where they plan to be euthanised.

The Strays

The Strays - Feb 22nd, Netflix
Written and directed by actor Nathaniel Martello-White (whom you may have seen in Steve McQueen's Small Axe: Mangrove), The Strays stars Ashley Madekwe as the vice-principal of an exclusive school in the English suburbs. When two figures (Bukky Bakray, Jorden Myrie) from her past make a surprise appearance, her contented life becomes threatened.


Missing - Feb 24th, cinemas
After serving as editors of the "screenlife" thriller Searching, Will Merrick and Nick Johnson have now written and directed a similarly themed thriller in Missing. In similar fashion to Searching, the film stars Storm Reid as a teenager who takes to the internet to solve the mystery of her mother's (Nia Long) disappearance.


Broker - Feb 24th, cinemas
One of the finest filmmakers working today, Japan's Hirokazu Kor-eda made his European debut with his previous film The Truth. He now makes his South Korean debut with Broker. The film revolves around the Korean phenomenon of "baby boxes," where unwilling parents can drop off unwanted infants. When a young mother changes her mind after dropping off her infant, she joins with two baby box employees on a journey to find suitable parents for her child.