Film4 describe their latest themed season as ’12 nights of essential action’ and kicks off tonight at 9pm with the channel premiere of Hanna (Joe Wright, 2011). The season will run from Monday 24th March – 4th April 2014, screening films in a double, sometimes triple, bill everynight from 9pm onwards.
With the success of the Akira Kurosawa season (read more about that here), which ran on Thursday mornings throughout February, and the more recent success of the Behind Bars season which ran from last Thursday to Saturday (read more about that here), a season of exciting action films from all around the world will certainly be worth a watch.
There will be a total of 28 action movies screened over the 12 days and they all fit in with Film4’s aim to screen film talent from all around the world, from critically acclaimed classics to independent gems. Some of the films included that are certainly worth keeping an eye out for are the season premiere Hanna, Akira Kurosawa’s The Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954), Battle Royale (Kinji Fukasaku, 2000), and A History of Violence (David Cronenberg, 2005), and many more. Film4 are perhaps the greatest UK movie channel for screening independent films and the best of world cinema, backing some of the greatest British movie gems and upcoming talents in the UK. Film4 themed seasons are always something to look forward to and the Action Packed season will no doubt be worth a watch.