Glasgow Film Festival 2017

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Marija Marija
Marija and Mimosas
Across The Waters (Fuglene Over Sundet) (Country: Denmark; Year: 2016; Director: Nicolo Donato; Writer: Per Daumiller, Nicolo Donato; Stars: David Dencik, Danica Curcic, Jakob Cedergren)
The story of how Danish Jews escaped the Nazis by crossing into Sweden.
Aquarius (Country: Brazil; Year: 2016; Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho; Writer: Kleber Mendonça Filho; Stars: Sonia Braga, Jeff Rosick, Irandhir Santos, Maeve Jinkings, Julia Bernat, Carla Ribas, Fernando Teixeira, Rubens Santos, Humberto Carrão)
A retired music critic is the last resident of a building targeted by developers - she becomes engaged in a cold war of sorts with the company.
Clash (Eshtebak) (Year: 2016; Director: Mohamed Diab; Writer: Khaled Diab, Mohamed Diab; Stars: Nelly Karim, Mohamed El Sebaii)
Drama set in a crowded police truck holding pro and anti-Muslim Brotherhood members in the wake of a 2013 protest.
A Dark Song (Country: Ireland, UK; Year: 2016; Director: Liam Gavin; Writer: Liam Gavin; Stars: Catherine Walker, Steve Oram, Mark Huberman, Susan Loughnane)
A grieving mother sets out to contact her dead chiild.
Free In Deed (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Jake Mahaffy; Writer: Jake Mahaffy; Stars: Kathy Smith, Edwina Findley Dickerson, David Harewood, Porsha Ferguson, Alex Coker, Jan Falk, Jon W. Sparks, Helen Bowman, Geoff Falk, Preston Shannon)
When a single mother brings her young boy to church for healing, this lonely pentecostal minister is forced to confront the seemingly incurable illness of the child… and his own demons.
Lipstick Under My Burkha Lipstick Under My Burkha
Lipstick Under My Burkha and In The Radiant City
The Giant (Jätten) (Country: Sweden, Denmark; Year: 2016; Director: Johannes Nyholm; Writer: Johannes Nyholm; Stars: Christian Andrén, Johan Kylén, Anna Bjelkerud, Linda Faith, Moa Malan, Niclas Fransson, Gun Larsson, Bengt Carlsson, Stina Rangmar, Stina Elinderson, Pia Edlund, Leif Edlund, Bo Melin, Martin McFaul, Martin Högdahl)
Rikard is a 30-year-old man, severely deformed and suffering from autism, haunted by the loss of his mother. From time to time, he escapes from reality into an imaginary world where he is a 50m tall giant.
Halfway (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Ben Caird; Writer: Ben Caird; Stars: Jeffrey DeMunn, Amy Pietz, Quinton Aaron)
A recently released convict finds himself trapped between his urban criminal past and his new life on probation as the only black man in a conservative white Wisconsin farming town.
The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Mäki (Hymyilävi Mies) (Country: Finland; Year: 2016; Director: Juho Kuosmanen; Writer: Juho Kuosmanen, Mikko Myllylahti; Stars: Eero Milonoff, Joonas Saartamo, Oona Airola, Jarkko Lahti, Marko Wilskman, Juha Mäkinen, Tuomo Kemppainen, John Bosco Jr.)
Finland, 1962. Boxer Olli Mäki is 26 years old and in love. Expected to win a bout against an American, but he would rather be with his girlfriend than train.
Hello, My Name Is Doris (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Michael Showalter; Writer: Laura Terruso, Michael Showalter; Stars: Sally Field, Max Greenfield, Tyne Daly, Kumail Nanjiani)
A self help seminar inspires a sixtysomething woman to romantically pursue her younger co-worker.
In Between (Bar Bahar) (Country: Israel, France; Year: 2016; Director: Maysaloun Hamoud; Writer: Maysaloun Hamoud; Stars: Mouna Hawa, Sana Jammelieh, Shaden Kanboura, Mahmud Shalaby, Henry Andrawes)
Three Palestinian women share a flat in Tel Aviv.
A Dark Song A Dark Song
A Dark Song and Aquarius
In The Radiant City (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Rachel Lambert; Writer: Nathan Gregorski, Rachel Lambert; Stars: Michael Abbott Jr, Marin Ireland, Madisen Beaty)
A man resurns to his estranged family at a challenging time.
Katie Says Goodbye (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Wayne Roberts; Writer: Wayne Roberts; Stars: Mary Steenburgen, Mireille Enos, Olivia Cooke, Jim Belushi, Keir Gilchrist)
A teenager in a small Midwestern town tries to finance her escape through sex work.
Lipstick Under My Burkha (Country: India; Year: 2016; Director: Alankrita Shrivastava; Writer: Gazal Dhaliwal, Alankrita Shrivastava; Stars: Shashank Arora, Plabita Borthakur, Sonal Jha)
Four women search for freedom in small town India.
Love And Fury (Country: Finland; Year: 2016; Director: Alli Haapasalo; Writer: Alli Haapasalo, based on the book by Anja Snellman; Stars: Laura Birn, Lauri Tilkanen, Santeri Helinheimo Mäntylä)
Two young writers fall in love in Eighties Helsinki.
Marija (Country: Germany, Switzerland; Year: 2016; Director: Michael Koch; Writer: Juliane Grossheim, Michael Koch; Stars: Margarita Breitkreiz, Georg Friedrich, Olga Dinnikova, Sahin Eryilmaz )
A young cleaning women, suddenly unemployed, is willing to do anything to fulfil her dream of owning her own hairdressing salon.
The Giant The Giant
The Giant and Zoology
Mimosas (Country: France, Spain, Morocco; Year: 2016; Director: Oliver Laxe; Writer: Oliver Laxe, Santiago Fillol ; Stars: Abdelatif Hwidar, Ilham Oujri, Shakib Ben Omar, Ahmed Hammoud, Hamid Farjad, Said Agli, Margarita Albores, Laaziza Ikram, Moe Mohamed Oummad, Ahmed El Othmani)
Faust meets Arabic myth in the Moroccan desert.
Tomato Red (Country: Ireland, Canada; Year: 2016; Director: Juanita Wilson; Writer: Juanita Wilson; Stars: Julia Garner, Jake Weary, Anna Friel, Nick Roux)
It's not our talents that shape our lives, it's our expectations.
Transpecos (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Greg Kwedar; Writer: Clint Bentley, Greg Kwedar; Stars: Johnny Simmons, Gabriel Luna, Clifton Collins Jr, David Acord, Oscar Avila)
For three Border Patrol agents working a remote desert checkpoint, the contents of one car will reveal an insidious plot within their own ranks. The next 24 hours will take them on a treacherous journey that could cost them their lives.
Without Name (Country: Ireland; Year: 2016; Director: Lorcan Finnegan; Writer: Garret Shanley; Stars: Alan McKenna, Niamh Algar, James Browne, Olga Wehrly, Morgan C. Jones, Brendan Conroy, Bryan Quinn, Paul Ward, Donncha Crowley, Brandon Maher, Helen Roche, Alan McNally)
A land surveyor has an encounter with the uncanny.
Zoology (Zoologiya) (Country: Russia, France, Germany; Year: 2016; Director: Ivan I Tverdovsky; Writer: Ivan I Tverdovskiy; Stars: Masha Tokareva, Natalya Pavlenkova, Aleksandr Gorchilin, Dmitriy Groshev, Anna Astashkina, Irina Chipizhenko, Zhanetta Demikhova, Yulia Pimkina, Anastasiya Baklanova, Katya Alexandrina, Ella Sanko, Nelly Vasilyeva, Valentina Popova, Ludmila Shestakova, Yuriy Vnukov)
A quiet, middle-aged zoo employee wakes up to discover that she has grown a tail.

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A nice cup of tea and a murder Jamie McKeller on The Book Club, legalising murder, serial killers and cake.

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