Glasgow Film Festival 2010

A selection of unusual films developed in the spaces where music and cinematic cultures overlap, and encompassing everything from classical music to death metal.

View other Glasgow Film Festival Films by strand: Best of British, Cary Grant, Departures - New Japanese Cinema, European Cinema, Frightfest, Galas, Glasgow Youth Film Festival, Great Scots, It's A Wonderful World, Out Of The Past, Shorts, Stranger Than Fiction, The State of Independents

No One Knows About Persian Cats No One Knows About Persian Cats
No One Knows About Persian Cats and 1234
1234 (Country: UK; Year: 2008; Director: Giles Borg; Writer: Giles Borg; Stars: Ian Bonar, Lyndsey Marshal, Kieran Bew, Mathew Baynton), Official Site
Wry comedy drama about an indie musician's dreams of success and romance.
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: GXregory V Sherman, Jeffrey C Sherman; Stars: Julie Andrews, Roy E Disney, Angela Lansbury)
A documentary exploring the lives of the brothers who wrote the music for films like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Chopin: Desire For Love (Chopin: Pragnienie Milosci) (Country: Poland; Year: 2002; Director: Jerzy Antczak; Stars: Piotr Adamczyk, Danuta Stenka, Sara Muldner)
A biopic of the great musician, focusing on his romance with the writer Aurore Dupin, aka George Sand.
The Delian Mode (Country: Canada; Year: 2009; Director: Kara Blake; Stars: Delia Derbyshire)
A documentary about the life of pioneering electronic composer Delia Derbyshire, best known for the Doctor Who theme tune.
Dope (Boots at Midnight) (Country: US; Year: 1968; Director: Diane Rochlin, Sheldon Rochlin; Writer: Diane Rochlin, Sheldon Rochlin; Stars: Zisca Baum, Dutch Bobby, Kip Coburn, Casey Deiss, Diana Deiss, Marianne Faithfull)
A surrealist documentary exploring a girl's developing drug addiction in Swinging London.
Until The Light Takes Us Until The Light Takes Us
Until The Light Takes Us and Do It Again
Do It Again (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Robert Patton-Spruill; Stars: Geoff Edgers, Sting, Paul Weller, Peter Buck, Zooey Deschanel)
A documentary following a middle aged journalist's quest to reunite The Kinks.
The Good Son (Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard; Stars: Spider Stacey, Paul Banks)
Musicians and fans discuss the work of Nick Cave.
Hipsters (Stilyagi) (Country: Russia; Year: 2008; Director: aleriy Todorovskiy; Stars: Anton Shagin, Oksana Akinshina)
The story of the hip young Russians who styled themselves after Western fashions at the end of the Second World War - but didn't always get it right...
No One Knows About Persian Cats (Kasi az gorbehaye irani khabar nadareh) (Country: Iran; Year: 2009; Director: Bahman Ghobadi; Writer: Bahman Ghobadi, Hossein Mortezaeiyan, Roxana Saberi; Stars: Hamed Behdad, Ashkan Koohzad, Negar Shaghaghi)
Fiction meets documentary in this story of underground musicians in Tehran.
The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls (Country: New Zealand; Year: 2009; Director: Leanne Pooley; Stars: Jools Topp, Linda Topp, Helen Clark), Official Site, Trailer
A documentary about New Zealand's iconic yodelling lesbian comedian twin sisters, their shows and their activism.
When You're Strange When You're Strange
When You're Strange and The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls
Until The Light Takes Us (Country: US; Year: 2008; Director: Aaron Aites, Audrey Ewell; Stars: Varg Vikernes, Fenriz, Harmony Korine, Hellhammer)
A look at the history and aesthetic of Black Metal.
White Stripes Under Great White Northern Lights (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Emmett Malloy; Stars: Jack White, Meg White)
A documentary following the White Stripes' tour of Canada, featuring lots of impromptu gigs in unlikely locations.
With One Voice (D'Une Seule Voix) (Country: France; Year: 2008; Director: Xavier de Lauzanne)
A documentary following a French filmmaker and musician as he tries to bring together Israeli and Palestinian musicians.
When You're Strange (The Doors: When You're Strange) (Country: US; Year: 2009; Director: Tom DiCillo; Writer: Tom DiCillo; Stars: Johnny Depp, John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, Jim Morrison, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Ladd, Adolf Hitler, Janis Joplin, John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Richard Nixon, Elvis Presley)
Documentary tracking the rise of The Doors, featuring rare footage of the band and Jim Morrison.

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