Glasgow Film Festival 2015

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Girlhood Girlhood
Girlhood and The New Girlfriend
1001 Grams (Country: Norway; Year: 2014; Director: Bent Hamer; Writer: Bent Hamer; Stars: Ane Dahl Torp, Peter Hudson, Per Christian Ellefsen, Laurent Stocker, Stein Winge, Hildegun Riise)
Marie likes things to be safe and quantifiable. But can you measure happiness or even the weight of a life?
Clouds Of Sils Maria (Country: France, Switzerland, Germany; Year: 2014; Director: Olivier Assayas; Writer: Olivier Assayas; Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Kristen Stewart, Juliette Binoche, Brady Corbet, Claire Tran, Johnny Flynn), Trailer
A reclusive actress on the brink of divorce is asked to take on a challenging role - that of a doomed woman whose betrayer she made her name as.
Coming Home (Country: China; Year: 2014; Director: Zhang Yimou; Writer: Jingshi Zou, based on the book by Yan Geling; Stars: Gong Li, Chen Daoming)
Returning home after 20 years in a labour camp, a loving husband finds that his ailing wife can no longer recognise him.
Dearest (Qin Ai De Xiao Hai) (Country: China, Hong Kong; Year: 2014; Director: Peter Chan; Writer: Zhang Ji; Stars: Zhao Wei, Huang Bo, Tong Dawei, Hao Lei)
A Chinese couple face turmoil after their child is abducted.
Fires On The Plain (Country: Japan; Year: 2014; Director: Shin’ya Tsukamoto; Stars: Shin’ya Tsukamoto, Rirî Furankî, Yûko Nakamura)
A writer enlisted in the Japanese army descends into Hell during the Allied liberation of the Philippines.
White Bird In A Blizzard White Bird In A Blizzard
White Bird In A Blizzard and Coming Home
From What Is Before (Mula Sa Kung Ano Ang Noon) (Country: Philippines; Year: 2014; Director: Lav Diaz; Writer: Lav Diaz; Stars: Perry Dizon, Roeder, Hazel Orencio, Karenina Haniel, Reynan Abcede, Mailes Kanapi, Ian Lomongo, Joel Saracho, Evelyn Vargas, Noel Sto. Domingo, Teng Mangansakan, Ching Valdes-Aran, Bambi Beltran, Dea Formacil, Kristian Chua)
The Philippines, 1972. Mysterious things are happening in a remote barrio.
Girlhood (Bande de filles) (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Céline Sciamma; Writer: Céline Sciamma; Stars: Diabate Idrissa, Rabah Nait Oufella, Tatiana Rojo, Karidja Touré)
Oppressed by her family setting, dead-end school prospects and the boys law in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of free-spirited girls.
The Golden Era (Huang Jin Shi Dai) (Country: China; Year: 2014; Director: Ann Hui; Stars: Tang Wei, Feng Shaofeng, Wang Zhiwen)
A biopic of Xiao Hong, who broke away from traditional expectations to become one of China's most important female writers.
Good For Nothing (Buoni A Nulla) (Country: Italy; Year: 2014; Director: Gianni Di Gregorio; Stars: Gianni Di Gregorio, Marco Marzocca, Valentina Lodovini)
A man on the verge of retirement discovers a legal change means he has to work for three more years. He is determined to avoid having to do a full day's work.
Li’l Quinquin (P'tit Quinquin) (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Bruno Dumont; Writer: Bruno Dumont; Stars: Alane Delhaye, Lucy Caron, Bernard Pruvost, Philippe Jore, Philippe Peuvion, Lisa Hartmann, Jason Cirot, Julien Bodard, Corentin Carpentier, Pascal Fresch, Baptiste Anquez, Stéphane Boutillier, Frédéric Castagno, Andrée Peuvion, Lucien Chaussoy, Cindy Louguet, Céline Sauvage, Bruno Darras, Sébastien Liss, Yacine Kellal, Didier Hennuyer, Cédric Lemaire, Stéphane Gallais, Raphaël Mourgues)
A blackly comic murder mystery develops in a small town in northern France.
A Second Chance A Second Chance
A Second Chance and The Tales Of Hoffmann
Mommy (Country: France, Canada; Year: 2014; Director: Xavier Dolan; Writer: Xavier Dolan; Stars: Anne Dorval, Antoine-Olivier Pilon, Suzanne Clément)
A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor insinuates herself into their household.
The New Girlfriend (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: François Ozon; Writer: François Ozon; Stars: Romain Duris, Anaïs Demoustier, Raphaël Personnaz, Michèle Raingeval, Jean-Claude Bolle-Reddat, Jonathan Louis, Audrey Quoturi)
When a woman falls seriously ill her friend gets more than she bargained for after pledging to look after her baby and husband.
A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence (En Duva Satt På En Gren Och Funderade På Tillvaron) (Country: Sweden, Norway, France, Germany ; Year: 2014; Director: Roy Andersson; Stars: Holger Andersson, Nils Westblom, Charlotta Larsson)
Two travelling salesmen undertake a magical mystery tour of suffering, indulgence and melancholy as they attempt to sell novelty items to strangers and bring a little cheer into their lives.
A Second Chance (En Chance Til) (Country: Denmark; Year: 2014; Director: Susanne Bier; Writer: Anders Thomas Jensen; Stars: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Ulrich Thomsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Thomas Bo Larsen, Maria Bonnevie, Peter Haber, Molly Blixt Egelind, Ewa Fröling, Roland Møller, Charlotte Fich, Bodil Jørgensen, May Andersen, Mille Lehfeldt, Sarah Juel Werner, Frederik Meldal Nørgaard)
How far are decent people willing to go, when tragedy blurs the line between just and unjust?
Still The Water (Futatsume No Mado) (Country: Japan; Year: 2014; Director: Naomi Kawase; Writer: Naomi Kawase; Stars: Makiko Watanabe, Hideo Sakaki, Jun Murakami, Miyuki Matsuda, Tetta Sugimoto)
A teenage couple investigate after a corpse is found floating in the sea during an island festival.
Li’l Quinquin Li’l Quinquin
Li’l Quinquin and Dearest
The Tales Of Hoffmann (Country: UK; Year: 1951; Director: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger; Writer: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, Dennis Arundell; Stars: Moira Shearer, Ludmilla Tchérina, Anne Ayars, Pamela Brown, Léonide Massine, Robert Helpmann, Frederick Ashton, Mogens Wieth, Robert Rounseville, Lionel Harris, Philip Leaver)
A poet recalls three doomed romances.
Three Hearts (3 coeurs, 3 Hearts) (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Benoît Jacquot; Writer: Julien Boivent, Benoît Jacquot; Stars: Benoît Poelvoorde, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Xavier Briere, Thomas Doret, Yvonne Gradelet, Joshua Heuzard Freche, André Marcon, Patrick Mille, Nicolas Simon, Elina Solomon, Cédric Vieira, Caroline Piette)
A woman is caught in a play of love, fate and narrative coincidence.
White Bird In A Blizzard (Country: France; Year: 2014; Director: Gregg Araki; Writer: Gregg Araki, based on the novel by Laura Kasischke; Stars: Shailene Woodley, Eva Green, Angela Bassett, Christopher Meloni, Gabourey Sidibe, Jacob Artist, Shiloh Fernandez, Dale Dickey, Sheryl Lee, Ava Acres, Mark Indelicato, Brenda Koo, Michael Patrick McGill, Colette Stone, Brandy Futch)
A teenager's life is thrown into turmoil when her mother disappears.
Why Be Good? (Country: US; Year: 1929; Director: William A. Seiter; Stars: Colleen Moore, Neil Hamilton, Bodil Rosing)
A romantic comedy in which a bold young flapper strives to overcome prejudice and maintain her romance with her boss' son.

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