Glasgow Film Festival 2008

Them Them
Them and Cassandra's Dream
All About Eve (Country: US; Year: 1950; Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz; Writer: Joseph L. Mankiewicz, based on the story 'The Wisdom of Eve' by Mary Orr.; Stars: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm, Gary Merrill, Hugh Marlowe, Gregory Ratoff, Barbara Bates, Marilyn Monroe, Thelma Ritter, Walter Hampton)
An aging star is challenged by a ruthless younger actress.
Angel (The Real Life of Angel Deverell) (Country: UK, Belgium, France; Year: 2007; Director: François Ozon; Writer: Martin Crimp and François Ozon, based on the book by Elizabeth Taylor.; Stars: Romola Garai, Sam Neill, Lucy Russell, Michael Fassbender, Charlotte Rampling, Jacqueline Tong), Official Site, Trailer
The life story of a self-obsessed young woman determined to succeed as a romance novelist at the beginning of the 20th Century.
La Antena (The Aerial) (Country: Argentina; Year: 2007; Director: Esteban Sapir; Writer: Esteban Sapir; Stars: Valeria Bertuccelli, Alejandro Urdapilleta, Julieta Cardinali, Rafael Ferro, Raúl Hochman, Ricardo Merkin, Sol Moreno, Gustavo Pastorini, Carlos Piñeiro, Florencia Raggi), Official Site
Dystopian fairytale about a 'city without a voice'.
The Bank Job (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Roger Donaldson; Writer: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais; Stars: Jason Statham, Saffron Burrows, Stephen Campbell Moore, Daniel Mays, James Faulkner, Alki David, Michael Jibson, Richard Lintern, David Suchet, Peter De Jersey), Official Site, Trailer
The true story of a group of bank robbers who stole more than they'd bargained for.
Bunny Chow (Country: South Africa; Year: 2006; Director: John Barker; Writer: John Barker and David Kibuuka, based on the story by Joey Yusuf Rasdien and Salah Sabiti; Stars: David Kibuuka, Kim Engelbrecht, Kagiso Lediga, Joey Yusuf Rasdien, Jason Cope, Keren Neumann, Salah Sabiti, Angela Chow, David Kau, Andy 'Admiral' Kasrils, Danny K, Darlington Michaels, Tiisetso Sefatsa, Jakkie Groenewald, Charlene Karen Hayes, Tasmin van der Spuy, Tim Horwood, Vuyisa 'Breeze' Yoko, Louw Venter, Rob van Vuuren)
A group of Johannesburg stand-up comedians take a roadtrip to perform at a rock concert.
You, The Living You, The Living
You, The Living and Garage
Caramel (Sukkar Banat) (Country: France, Lebanon; Year: 2007; Director: Nadine Labaki; Writer: Rodney El Haddad, Jihad Hojeily; Stars: Nadine Labaki, Yasmine Elmasri, Joanna Moukarzel, Gisèle Aouad, Sihame Haddad, Adel Karam, Aziza Semaan, Fatmeh Safa, Dimitri Staneofski), Official Site, Trailer
A glimpse into the lives of five women working in and around a beauty salon in Beirut.
Cassandra's Dream (Country: US, UK; Year: 2007; Director: Woody Allen; Writer: Woody Allen; Stars: Ewan McGregor, Colin Farrell, Sally Hawkins, Tom Wilkinson, Hayley Atwell, John Benfield, Clare Higgins, Philip Davis), Official Site, Trailer
Two brothers in need of money are confronted with a terrible proposition.
Charlie Bartlett (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Jon Poll; Writer: Gustin Nash; Stars: Anton Yelchin, Kat Dennings, Robert Downey Jr, Hope Davis, Tyler Hilton)
A bright but troubled rich kid unexpectedly finds himself in the American ‘public school’ system – and finds a novel way of beating the bullies.
Children Of Glory (Szabadság, Szerelem) (Country: Hungary; Year: 2006; Director: Krisztina Goda; Writer: Joe Eszterhas, Éva Gárdos; Stars: Kata Dobó, Iván Fenyö, Sándor Csányi, Károly Gesztesi, Ildikó Bánsági, Tamás Jordán), Official Site, Trailer
The Hungarian revolution as seen from the perspective of its water polo heroes.
Consenting Adults (Country: UK; Year: 2007; Director: Richard Curson Smith; Writer: Julian Mitchell; Stars: Charles Dance, Sean Biggerstaff, Paul Kendrick, Samantha Bond, David Bamber, Haydn Gwynne)
The story of John Wolfenden and the legalisation of homosexuality in England.
El Baño Del Papa El Baño Del Papa
El Baño Del Papa and The Last Mistress
The Cottage (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Paul Andrew Williams; Writer: Paul Andrew Williams; Stars: Dave Legeno, Andy Serkis, Jennifer Ellison, Doug Bradley, Georgia Groome, Reece Shearsmith, Steve O'Donnell, Johnny Harris)
When wannabe big-time crooks kidnap a gangster's daughter and hole up in a remote cottage, they find there are scarier people out there than the mob.
Crazy Love (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Dan Klores, Fisher Stevens; Writer: Dan Klores; Stars: Jimmy Breslin, Burt Pugach, Linda Pugach)
Documentary about a man who mutilates the woman he claims to love.
Dark Victory (Country: US; Year: 1939; Director: Edmund Goulding; Writer: Casey Robinson, based on the play by George Emerson Brewer Jr and Bertram Bloch.; Stars: Bette Davis, George Brent, Humphrey Bogart, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Ronald Reagan, Henry Travers)
A young heiress diagnosed with terminal brain cancer must decide how to spend her last few weeks of life.
Death Proof (Grindhouse, Deathproof) (Country: USA; Year: 2007; Director: Quentin Tarantino; Writer: Quentin Tarantino; Stars: Kurt Russell, Rosario Dawson, Vanessa Ferlito, Jordan Ladd, Rose McGowan, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, Tracie Thoms, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Zoe Bell, Michael Parks, James Parks, Quentin Tarantino), Official Site
Quentin Tarantino's glorious grindhouse send-up.
Diary Of The Dead (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: George A Romero; Writer: George A Romero; Stars: Michelle Morgan, Joshua Close, Shawn Roberts, Amy Ciupak Lalonde, Joe Dinicol, Scott Wentworth, Philip Riccio, Chris Violette, Tatiana Maslany, Nick Alachiotis, Matt Birman)
Film students try to record the end of civilisation as they know it when the dead begin to walk. Plus read our with George A Romero.
Charlie Bartlett Charlie Bartlett
Charlie Bartlett and Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?
El Baño Del Papa (The Pope's Toilet, ño del Papa) (Country: Uruguay, Brazil, France; Year: 2007; Director: César Charlone, Enrique Fernández; Writer: César Charlone, Enrique Fernández; Stars: César Troncoso, Virginia Méndez, Mario Silva, Virginia Ruiz, Nelson Lence, Henry De Leon, Jose Arce, Rosario Dos Santos, Hugo Blandamuro)
A man tries to build a public loo to cash in on a Papal visit.
Far North (Country: UK; Year: 2007; Director: Asif Kapadia; Writer: Asif Kapadia, Tim Miller; Stars: Michelle Yeoh, Michelle Krusiec, Sean Bean, Gary Pillai), Official Site
A stranger enters the world of two isolated, nomadic women.
Four Minutes (Vier Minuten) (Country: Germany; Year: 2006; Director: Chris Kraus; Writer: Chris Kraus; Stars: Monica Bleibtreu, Hannah Herzsprung, Sven Pippig, Richy Müller, Jasmin Tabatabai, Stefan Kurt, Vadim Glowna)
A young prisoner receives piano lessons which change her life.
Funny Games (Country: France, US, UK, Italy; Year: 2007; Director: Michael Haneke; Writer: Michael Haneke; Stars: Naomi Watts, Tim Roth, Michael Pitt, Brady Corbet, Siobhan Fallon, Arno Frisch, Boyd Gaines, Devon Gearhart, Robert LuPone, Linda Moran), Official Site
English language remake of the ice-cold horror about a family held hostage by a pair of preppy youngsters. Plus read our with producer Chris Coen.
Garage (Country: Ireland; Year: 2007; Director: Lenny Abrahamson; Writer: Mark O'Halloran; Stars: Pat Shortt, Conor Ryan, Anne-Marie Duff, John Keogh), Official Site, Trailer
The life of a lonely petrol station attendant is changed forever when he is befriended by a bored teenager.
Water Lilies Water Lilies
Water Lilies and All About Eve
Honeydripper (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: John Sayles; Writer: John Sayles; Stars: Danny Glover, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Yaya DaCosta, Charles S Dutton, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Gary Clark Jr, Mable John, Stacy Keach), Official Site
The owner of a run-down bar, struggling to compete with the arrival of a jukebox across the road, gambles everything on a star who may not even turn up.
The Inheritance (Country: UK; Year: 2007; Director: Charles Henri Belleville; Writer: Tim Barrow; Stars: Fraser Sivewright, Tim Barrow, Imogen Toner, Tom Hardy), Official Site
Two brothers who hate each other drive to Skye to search for their dead daddy's money.
In Search Of A Midnight Kiss (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Alex Holdridge; Writer: Alex Holdridge; Stars: Scoot McNairy, Twink Caplan, Ann Chatterton, Cindy Drummond, Nic Harcourt, Justin Huen), Official Site
Lonely in the run-up to New Year, a young man decides to post a personal ad to find someone with whom to spend that special midnight moment.
I Served The King Of England (Obsluhoval Jsem Anglického Krále) (Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia; Year: 2006; Director: Jirí Menzel; Writer: Jirí Menzel, based on the novel by Bohumil Hrabal; Stars: Ivan Barnev, Oldrich Kaiser, Julia Jentsch, Martin Huba, Mari Labuda, Milan Lasica), Trailer
The history of Prague recounted through one man's story, full of glamour and danger.
Joy Division (Country: US, UK; Year: 2007; Director: Grant Gee; Writer: Jon Savage; Stars: Peter Hook, Bernard Sumner, Stephen Morris, Tony Wilson, Annik Honore)
An in-depth biographical account of the legendary Manchester band.
Savage Grace Savage Grace
Savage Grace and Joy Division
Juno (Country: US, Canada, Hungary; Year: 2007; Director: Jason Reitman; Writer: Diablo Cody; Stars: Ellen Page, Michael Cera, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Allison Janney, J.K. Simmons, Olivia Thirlby, Eileen Pedde, Rainn Wilson, Daniel Clark, Darla Vandenbossche), Official Site
A teenager finds her own way of dealing with an unplanned pregnancy.
King Corn (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Aaron Woolf; Writer: Ian Cheney, Curtis Ellis; Stars: Earl L Butz, Ian Cheney, Curtis Ellis), Official Site
Two friends plant an acre of corn and investigate how it grows, its history and its destination.
Lars And The Real Girl (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Craig Gillespie; Writer: Nancy Oliver; Stars: Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Paul Schneider, Kelli Garner, Patricia Clarkson, Nancy Beatty, RD Reid, Joe Bostick, Liz Gordon, Nicky Guadagni, Doug Lennox, Karen Robinson, Maxwell McCabe-Lokos, Billy Parrott, Sally Cahill), Official Site
A quiet young man falls in love with a woman who is perfect in every way - except that she's inflatable.
The Last Mistress (Une vieille maîtresse) (Country: France; Year: 2007; Director: Catherine Breillat; Writer: Catherine Breillat, adapted from the novel by Jules-Amédée Barbey d'Aurevilly; Stars: Asia Argento, Fu'ad Ait Aattou, Roxane Mesquida, Claude Sarraute, Yolande Moreau, Michael Lonsdale, Anne Parillaud, Jean-Philippe Tesse)
Exploration of aristocratic fidelity in 18th Century France.
Lonesome Jim (Country: US; Year: 2005; Director: Steve Buscemi; Writer: James C. Strouse; Stars: Casey Affleck, Kevin Corrigan, Mary Kay Place, Seymour Cassel, Rachel Strouse, Sarah Strouse, Rick Duplissie, Liv Tyler)
Struggling to make it on his own, a young man moves back into his parents' house, with ensuing awkwardness.
Crazy Love Crazy Love
Crazy Love and Mister Lonely
Margot At The Wedding (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Noah Baumbach; Writer: Noah Baumbach; Stars: Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Zane Pais, Jack Black, John Turturro, Flora Cross, Ciarán Hinds, Halley Feiffer, Michael Cullen, Enid Graham, Sophie Nyweide, Justin Roth)
A neurotic woman undermines her whole family and her sister's impending marriage.
Michou D'Auber (Country: France; Year: 2007; Director: Thomas Gilou; Writer: Jean Cosmos, Thomas Gilou; Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Nathalie Baye, Samy Seghir, Mathieu Amalric, Medy Kerouani, Mohamed Fellag)
The story of an Arab boy fostered in a conservative French village during the Algerian War.
Mister Lonely (Mr Lonely) (Country: UK, US, France, Ireland; Year: 2007; Director: Harmony Korine; Writer: Harmony Korine, Avi Korine; Stars: Diego Luna, Samantha Morton, Denis Lavant, James Fox, Werner Herzog, Anita Pallenberg), Official Site
Celebrity lookalikes get to know one another whilst a crazy old priest takes nuns flying.
My Blueberry Nights (Country: Hong Kong, China, France; Year: 2007; Director: Wong Kar Wai; Writer: Wong Kar Wai, Lawrence Block; Stars: Norah Jones, Jude Law, David Strathairn, Rachel Weisz, Natalie Portman), Official Site, Trailer
A heartbroken woman travels across America in search of love.
My Brother Is An Only Child (Mio fratello è figlio unico) (Country: Italy; Year: 2007; Director: Daniele Luchetti; Writer: Sandro Petraglia, Stefano Rulli, Daniele Luchetti; Stars: Elio Germano, Riccardo Scamarcio, Diane Fleri, Massimo Popolizio, Angela Finocchiario), Official Site, Trailer
Two brothers growing up in small town Italy in the 1960s devote themselves to opposite ends of the political spectrum. Then they both fall in love with the same girl.
My Blueberry Nights My Blueberry Nights
My Blueberry Nights and Children Of Glory
My Nikifor (Mój Nikifor) (Country: Poland; Year: 2004; Director: Krzysztof Krauze; Writer: Joanna Kos, Krzysztof Krauze; Stars: Krystyna Feldman, Roman Gancarczyk, Jerzy Gudejko, Jowita Miondlikowska, Lucyna Malec)
Biopic of the legendary naive painter Nikifor Krynicki.
Outlanders (Country: UK; Year: 2007; Director: Dominic Lees; Writer: Jimmy Gardner, Dominic Lees; Stars: Jakub Tolak, Przemyslaw Sadowski, Alexis Raben, Shaun Dingwall, Joe Tucker, Olegar Fedoro, Damon Younger, Michael Klesic, Shaban Arifi, Gergo Danka), Official Site
The fate of illegal immigrants on a London building site.
Planet Terror (Grindhouse) (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Robert Rodriguez; Writer: Robert Rodriguez; Stars: Freddy Rodríguez, Rose McGowan, Marley Shelton, Josh Brolin, Michael Biehn, Naveen Andrews, Michael Parks, Jerili Romeo, Tom Savini, Rebel Rodriguez, Carlos Gallardo), Trailer
Survivors take on infected zombies in the second part of the double-bill formerly known as Grindhouse.
[Rec] (Rec) (Country: Spain; Year: 2007; Director: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza; Writer: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza, Luis Bardejo; Stars: Manuela Velasco, Javier Botet, Manuel Bronchud, Martha Carbonell, Claudia Font, Vicente Gil, Maria Lanau, Carlos Lasarte, María Teresa Ortega, Pablo Rosso, Pep Sais), Official Site, Trailer
A news crew get trapped in an apartment block with a deadly virus and something else...
Redacted (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Brian De Palma; Writer: Brian De Palma; Stars: Izzy Diaz, Robe Devaney, Daniel Stewart Sherman, Kel O’Neill, Ty Jones, Zahara Al Zubaidi, Patrick Carroll), Official Site, Trailer
Controversial story, asking where, in the censored war in Iraq, do we find the truth? Plus read what Brian De Palma said about the film - and the redaction of it, .
Shotgun Stories Shotgun Stories
Shotgun Stories and Teeth
Savage Grace (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Tom Kalin; Writer: Howard A Rodman; Stars: Julianne Moore, Stephen Dillane, Eddie Redmayne, Elana Anaya, Simon Andreu, Anne Reid), Official Site, Trailer
Accomplished telling of a real life upper class family's disturbing meltdown.
She Wanted To Be Burnt (Country: UK; Year: 2007; Director: Ruth Paxton; Writer: Ruth Paxton; Stars: Kim Chapman)
A woman wakes to a living nightmare.
Shotgun Stories (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Jeff Nichols; Writer: Jeff Nichols; Stars: Michael Shannon, Douglas Ligon, Barlow Jacobs, Natalie Canerday, Glenda Pannell, Lynnsee Provence, G Alan Wilkins, Michael Abbott, Jr, Travis Smith)
Blood ties and vengeance in rural Arkansas.
Soft (Country: UK; Year: 2007; Director: Simon Ellis; Writer: Simon Ellis; Stars: Jonny Phillips, Matthew O'Shea, Michael Socha), Official Site
Youth Gang Terrorises Suburbia. Winner of European Film Academy Short Film Prix UIP.
Son Of Rambow (Son of Rambow: A Home Movie) (Country: UK; Year: 2007; Director: Garth Jennings; Writer: Garth Jennings; Stars: Bill Milner, Will Poulter, Zofia Brooks, Neil Dudgeon, Tallulah Evans, Adam Godley, Diane Leach, Paul Ritter, Sam Spivack, Jessica Hynes, Eric Sykes), Official Site
Delightful comedy about childlike imagination and love of the movies.
Dark Victory Dark Victory
Dark Victory and Funny Games
Special People (Country: UK; Year: 2007; Director: Justin Edgar; Writer: Justin Edgar; Stars: Dominic Coleman, Robyn Frampton, Sasha Hardway, David Proud, Jason Maza)
A film-maker faces comic consequences when he tries to make something 'real' with a group of disabled teens.
The Spiderwick Chronicles (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Mark Waters; Writer: Karey Kirkpatrick, David Berenbaum, John Sayles; Stars: Freddie Highmore, Sarah Bolger, Mary-Louise Parker, Joan Plowright, Nick Nolte, David Strathairn), Official Site, Trailer
Moving to a creepy old house after their parents split up, three children encounter a dangerous but enchanting supernatural world.
Teeth (Country: US; Year: 2007; Director: Mitchell Lichtenstein; Writer: Mitchell Lichtenstein; Stars: Jess Weixler, John Hensley, Vivienne Benesch, Lenny Von Dohlen, Ashley Springer, Josh Pais, Nicole Swahn, Julia Garro), Trailer
Virgin's anatomical quirk means she bites off more than she can chew.
Them (Country: Poland; Year: 2007; Director: Artur Zmijewski; Writer: Artur Zmijewski)
A documentary exploring the use and meaning of political symbols.
Thieves (Ladrones) (Country: Spain; Year: 2007; Director: Jaime Marques; Writer: Juan Ibáñez, Enrique López Lavigne; Stars: Juan José Ballesta, María Valverde, Patrick Bauchau, María Ballesteros)
A youth taught to steal in early childhood finds himself resorting to it almost compulsively as he searches for his mother.
Margot At The Wedding Margot At The Wedding
Margot At The Wedding and Consenting Adults
Unrelated (Country: UK; Year: 2007; Director: Joanna Hogg; Writer: Joanna Hogg; Stars: Kathryn Worth, Tom Hiddleston, Mary Roscoe, David Rintoul, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Harry Kershaw, Michael Hadley, Emma Hiddleston, Leonetta Mazzini)
A middle-aged woman holidays with her bourgeois friends in Tuscany. Plus read our with Joanna Hogg.
Water Lilies (Naissance Des Pieuvres) (Country: France; Year: 2007; Director: Céline Sciamma; Writer: Céline Sciamma; Stars: Pauline Acquart, Louise Blachère, Adele Haenel, Warren Jacquin, Christelle Baras), Official Site
Love and sex become urgent issues for the young members of a sychronised swimming team.
We Are Together (Thina Simunye) (Country: UK; Year: 2006; Director: Paul Taylor; Writer: Slindile Moya, Paul Taylor; Stars: Children of Agape, 'Grandma' Zodwa Mqadi, Zwai, Paul Simon, Alicia Keys), Official Site
Life in an African orphanage where the children are united by a love of singing.
Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? (Country: US; Year: 1962; Director: Robert Aldrich; Writer: Lukas Heller, based on the book by Henry Farrell.; Stars: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono)
Two sisters, a former child star and a now disabled Hollywood actress, are bound together by co-dependency and mutual resentment.
XXY (Country: Argentina, France, Spain; Year: 2007; Director: Lucía Puenzo; Writer: Lucía Puenzo; Stars: Inés Efron, Ricardo Darín, Valeria Bertuccelli, Martín Piroyansky, Germán Palacios, Lucas Escariz, Luciano Nóbile, Carolina Pelleritti)
Coming of age drama about an intersex teen.
In Search Of A Midnight Kiss In Search Of A Midnight Kiss
In Search Of A Midnight Kiss and The Spiderwick Chronicles
You, The Living (Du Levande) (Country: Sweden, Germany, France, Denmark, Norway; Year: 2007; Director: Roy Andersson; Writer: Roy Andersson; Stars: Jessika Lundberg, Elisabet Helander, Björn Englund, Eric Bäckman, Leif Larsson, Ollie Olson, Kemal Sener), Official Site, Trailer
Surreal, dreamlike, and darkly comic sketches about life and death.
Zombie Strippers! (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Jay Lee; Writer: Jay Lee; Stars: Jenna Jameson, Robert Englund, Roxy Saint, Joey Medina, Shamron Moore, Penny Drake, Jennifer Holland, John Hawkes, Jeannette Sousa, Whitney Anderson)
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