Happy New Year, Colin Burstead


The Main 5 Fri, Apr 5, 2019 9:35 PM
Parkway Theater Mon, Apr 15, 2019 9:30 PM
The Main 5 Thu, Apr 18, 2019 5:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Dark Comedy
Family Drama
Comedy Drama
Release Year:2018
Runtime:95 min
Country/Region:United Kingdom
Print Source:The Festival Agency
Director:Ben Wheatley
Executive Producer:Reno Antoniades
Amy Jump
Pete Tombs
Producer:Andy Starke
Cinematographer:Laurie Rose BSC
Screenwriter:Ben Wheatley
Editor:Ben Wheatley
Composer:Clint Mansell
Principal Cast:Sarah Baxendale
Sudha Bhuchar
Asim Chaudry
Joe Cole
Charles Dance
Sura Dohnke
Vincent Ebrahim
Peter Ferdinando
Richard Glover
Alexandra Maria Lara
Doon Mackichan
Neil Maskell Sinead Mathews
Mark Monero
Nicole Nettleingham
Bill Paterson
Sam Riley
Hayley Squires


In this fiery dramedy from English auteur Ben Wheatley, the titular Colin (Neil Maskel) decides to rent a luxurious manor for the evening to celebrate the new year. However, these plans soon take a sour note when David (Sam Riley), Colin's younger brother, arrives. With the eyes of his extended family on him, including that of his parents (played by Bill Paterson and Doon Mackichan), Colin's planned evening of merriment turns into a extended exercise in misery. When David enters the picture, a man Colin hasn't seen in five years, the evening explodes with tension. Certainly not your average story of family and forgiveness, Happy New Year is a riotous character study with a brilliant ensemble cast that asks audience to question how they'd handle familial strife: With grace, or, like Colin, with mayhem?

Director Biography

Ben Wheatley

English filmmaker Ben Wheatley was born in England in 1972 and has worked in film, television, comedy, animation and advertising. He is known for Free Fire (16), High-Rise (15) and The ABCs of Death (12).


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