Glasgow Film Festival 2017

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Fashionista Fashionista
Fashionista and Phantasm
Bloodlands (Country: Australia, Albania; Year: 2016; Director: Steven Kastrissios; Writer: Steven Kastrissios; Stars: Gëzim Rudi, Emiljano Palali, Suela Bako)
A struggling family in Albania, wrestling with tradition, must unite against a mysterious clan's aggressions, leading to a 'blood feud' that is all too familiar in the Balkans.
Cage Dive (Country: Australia; Year: 2017; Director: Gerald Rascionato; Writer: Gerald Rascionato; Stars: Megan Peta Hill, Suzanne Dervish-Ali, Joel Hogan)
After their tour boat capsizes, three cage diving holidaymakers are trapped at the bottom of the sea with great white sharks circling overhead.
A Cure For Wellness (Country: Germany, US; Year: 2017; Director: Gore Verbinski; Writer: Justin Haythe; Stars: Jason Isaacs, Mia Goth, Dane DeHaan, Celia Imrie)
An ambitious young executive is sent to retrieve his company's CEO from an idyllic but mysterious "wellness centre" at a remote location in the Swiss Alps but soon suspects that the spa's miraculous treatments are not what they seem.
Detour (Country: UK, South Africa; Year: 2016; Director: Christopher Smith; Writer: Christopher Smith; Stars: Emory Cohen, Bel Powley, Tye Sheridan, Stephen Moyer, Gbenga Akinnagbe, John Lynch, Sibo Mlambo, Jenna Saras, Nick Boraine, Jared Abrahamson, Francis Chouler, Dylan Edy, Joe Vaz, Daniel Fox, Reine Swart)
After his mother ends up in a coma under suspicious circumstances, a law student decides to drown his sorrows at a seedy bar. The next morning, he wakes up to the realisation that he may have hired a hitman.
Fashionista (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Simon Rumley; Writer: Simon Rumley; Stars: Amanda Fuller, Ethan Embry, Eric Balfour, Alex Assoe, Alexandria DeBerry)
A woman who uses clothes as an emotional crutch discovers her life isn't as ideal as she thought.
Shin Godzilla Shin Godzilla
Shin Godzilla and Happy Hunting
Happy Hunting (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Joe Dietsch, Louie Gibson; Writer: Louie Gibson, Joe Dietsch; Stars: Martin Dingle Wall, Ken Lally, Kenny Wormald, Connor Williams, Gary Sturm)
An alcoholic drifter must battle withdrawal and psychotic rednecks after he becomes the target of a deranged sporting event.
Hounds Of Love (Country: Australia; Year: 2016; Director: Ben Young; Writer: Ben Young; Stars: Emma Booth, Ashleigh Cummings, Stephen Curry)
When a young woman is abducted by a disturbed couple, she quickly realises she must drive a wedge between them if she is to survive.
It Stains The Sand Red (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Colin Minihan; Writer: Colin Minihan, Stuart Ortiz; Stars: Brittany Allen, Juan Riedinger, Merwin Mondesir)
In the throes of a zombie apocalypse, A troubled woman from Las Vegas finds herself stranded in the desert with a lone and ravenous zombie on her tail.
The Night Of The Virgin (La Noche Del Virgen) (Country: Spain; Year: 2016; Director: Roberto San Sebastián; Writer: Guillermo Guerrero; Stars: Javier Bódalo, Miriam Martín, Víctor Amilibia, Ignatius Farray, Rocío Suárez, Javi Alaiza)
One New Year's Eve party, Nico, a naive 20-year-old, sets out ready to lose his virginity at all costs. In the middle of the party, his gaze crosses Medea, a cunning and attractive mature woman.
Phantasm (Country: US; Year: 1979; Director: Don Coscarelli; Writer: Don Coscarelli; Stars: Reggie Bannister, Angus Scrimm, A Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Kathy Lester)
Baffling Seventies horror flick about a scary tall mortician, killer dwarfs and sci-fi spheres
The Transfiguration The Transfiguration
The Transfiguration and The Warrior's Gate
Raw (Grave) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2016; Director: Julia Ducournau; Writer: Julia Ducournau; Stars: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella, Laurent Lucas, Bouli Lanners, Joana Preiss, Marion Vernoux, )
A girl from a family of vegetarians decides to eat raw meat for the first time with unexpected consequences.
Shin Godzilla (Country: Japan; Year: 2016; Director: Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi; Writer: Hideaki Anno; Stars: Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, Satomi Ishihara)
Japan is plunged into chaos upon the appearance of a giant monster.
The Transfiguration (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Michael O'Shea; Writer: Michael O'Shea; Stars: Eric Ruffin, Chloe Levine, Larry Fessenden, Aaron Moten, Danny Flaherty)
Tale of love, loss and vampires.
The Warrior's Gate (Enter The Warriors' Gate) (Country: France, China; Year: 2016; Director: Matthias Hoene; Writer: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen; Stars: Mark Chao, Ni Ni, Dave Bautista, Sienna Guillory)
A US teenager is magically transported to ancient China and learns to convert his video game skills into those of a Kung Fu warrior.

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