Glasgow Film Festival 2017

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Graduation Graduation
Graduation and Seven Samurai
The Age Of Shadows (Country: South Korea; Year: 2016; Director: Jee-woon Kim; Writer: Jee-woon Kim; Stars: Byung-hun Lee, Yoo Gong, Kang-ho Song, Ji-min Han, Hee-soon Park)
Resistance fighters try to dodge the attention of Japanese agents while smuggling explosives through 1920s Korea.
The Chamber (Country: UK; Year: 2016; Director: Ben Parker; Writer: Ben Parker; Stars: Charlotte Salt, Johannes Kuhnke, Christian Hillborg, Elliot Levey, James McArdle)
A submarine endeavours to locate a mysterious item at the bottom of the Yellow Sea off the dangerous shores of the Korean Peninusla. When an explosion causes it to overturn and take on water, the four-man crew enter a pressure cooker situation.
Elle (Country: France, Germany, Belgium; Year: 2016; Director: Paul Verhoeven; Writer: David Birke, based on the book by Philippe Djian; Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Alice Isaaz, Christian Berkel, Virginie Efira, Anne Consigny, Laurent Lafitte, Jonas Bloquet, Charles Berling, Vimala Pons, Raphaël Lenglet, Olivia Gotanègre, Lucas Prisor, Judith Magre, Arthur Mazet, Stéphane Bak)
A successful video game boss aims to track down her attacker after a home invasion.
Frantz (Country: France, Germany; Year: 2016; Director: François Ozon; Writer: François Ozon, Philippe Piazzo; Stars: Pierre Niney, Paula Beer, Ernst Stötzner, Marie Gruber, Johann von Bülow, Anton von Lucke, Cyrielle Clair, Alice de Lencquesaing, Axel Wandtke, Rainer Egger, Rainer Silberschneider, Merlin Rose, Ralf Dittrich, Michael Witte, Lutz Blochberger)
In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious French man who visits the fiancé's grave to lay flowers.
Graduation (Bacalaureat, Family Photos) (Country: Romania, France, Belgium; Year: 2016; Director: Cristian Mungiu; Writer: Cristian Mungiu; Stars: Vlad Ivanov, Maria-Victoria Dragus, Ioachim Ciobanu, Adrian Titieni, Gheorghe Ifrim, Emanuel Parvu, Valeriu Andriuta, Claudia Susanu, Adrian Vancica, Liliana Mocanu, Lia Bugnar, Tudor Smoleanu, Andrei Morariu, Rares Andrici, Constantin Cojocaru)
Story of a small town doctor who is faced with a stark choice after his daughter is assaulted.
Paradise Paradise
Paradise and Voyage Of Time: Life's Journey
Neruda (Country: France, Spain, Argentina, Chile; Year: 2016; Director: Pablo Larraín; Writer: Guillermo Calderón; Stars: Gael García Bernal, Antonia Zegers, Alfredo Castro, Luis Gnecco, Pablo Derqui, Mercedes Morán, Marcelo Alonso, Alejandro Goic, Jaime Vadell, Francisco Reyes, Diego Muñoz, Michael Silva)
Story of the Nobel prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his homeland.
One Sings, The Other Doesn't (L'Une Chante, L'Autre Pas) (Country: Venezuela, France, Belgium; Year: 1977; Director: Agnès Varda; Writer: Agnès Varda; Stars: Thérèse Liotard, Valérie Mairesse, Robert Dadiès)
The lives of a singer and a community worker are entangled within the French feminist movement.
The Other Side Of Hope (Toivon tuolla puolen) (Country: Finland; Year: 2017; Director: Aki Kaurismäki; Writer: Aki Kaurismäki; Stars: Sherwan Haji, Sakari Kuosmanen, Simon Al-Bazoon, Janne Hyytiäinen, Nuppu Koivu, Ilkka Koivula, Kaija Pakarinen, Kati Outinen, Tommi Korpela, Ville Virtanen, Hannu-Pekka Björkman, Taneli Mäkelä, Sulevi Peltola, Maria Järvenhelmi, Antti Virmavirta)
A middle-aged restaurateur befriends a young refugee.
Paradise (Country: Russia; Year: 2016; Director: Andrei Konchalovsky; Writer: Elena Kiseleva, Andrey Konchalovskiy; Stars: Yuliya Vysotskaya, Philippe Duquesne, Viktor Sukhorukov)
A Russian member of the French resistance, a collaborator and a naive SS officer collide with tragic consequences.
Personal Shopper (Country: France; Year: 2016; Director: Olivier Assayas; Writer: Olivier Assayas; Stars: Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger, Nora von Waldstätten, Anders Danielsen Lie, Pamela Betsy Cooper, David Bowles, Sigrid Bouaziz, Ty Olwin, Fabrice Reeves, Benoit Peverelli, Abigail Millar)
Ghost story set against the backdrop of the Paris fashion world.
Elle Elle
Elle and Rashomon
Rashomon (Country: Japan; Year: 1950; Director: Akira Kurosawa; Writer: Shinobu Hashimoto, Akira Kurosawa, based on a short story and novel by Ryunosuke Akutagawa; Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Takashi Shimura, Minoru Chiaki, Kichijiro Ueda, Fumiko Honma, Daisuke Katô)
Four separate versions of a death in the forest. Reissued on the big screen.
Salt And Fire (Country: France, Bolivia, USA, Germany, Mexico; Year: 2016; Director: Werner Herzog; Writer: Werner Herzog, based on the short story by Tom Bissel; Stars: Michael Shannon, Gael García Bernal, Werner Herzog, Anita Briem, Veronica Ferres)
A scientist blames the head of a large company for an ecological disaster in South America. But when a volcano begins to show signs of erupting, they must unite to avoid a disaster.
Sanjuro (Tsubaki Sanjûrô) (Country: Japan; Year: 1962; Director: Akira Kurosawa; Writer: Ryûzô Kikushima, Hideo Oguni; Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Keiju Kobayashi)
A crafty samurai helps a young man and his fellow clansmen save his uncle, who has been framed and imprisoned by a corrupt superintendent.
Scarred Hearts (Country: Romania, Germany; Year: 2016; Director: Radu Jude; Writer: M Blecher, Radu Jude; Stars: Gabriel Spahiu, Serban Pavlu, Sofia Nicolaescu, Florin Magureanu, Ivana Mladenovic, Lucian Teodor Rus, Iulian Marinescu, Eduard Vacariu, Dana Voicu, Ilinca Harnut, Mihai Comanoiu, Catalin Anchidin, Alexandru Dabija, Marius Damian, Fernando Klabin)
A young writer in a sanotorium falls in love with a fellow patient.
The Secret Scripture (Country: Ireland; Year: 2016; Director: Jim Sheridan; Writer: Sebastian Barry, Johnny Ferguson, Jim Sheridan; Stars: Rooney Mara, Aidan Turner, Theo James, Eric Bana, Jack Reynor, Vanessa Redgrave, Susan Lynch, Omar Sharif Jr., Pauline McLynn, Brian Fortune, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Antony Acheampong, Nika McGuigan, Elva Trill, Laurence O'Fuarain)
A woman keeps a diary of her extended stay at a mental hospital.
The Other Side Of Hope The Other Side Of Hope
The Other Side Of Hope and Salt And Fire
Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai) (Country: Japan; Year: 1954; Director: Akira Kurosawa; Writer: Akira Kurosawa, Shinobu Hashimoto, Hideo Oguni; Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima, Yukiko Shimazaki, Kamatari Fujiwara, Daisuke Katô, Isao Kimura, Minoru Chiaki, Seiji Miyaguchi, Yoshio Kosugi, Bokuzen Hidari, Yoshio Inaba, Yoshio Tsuchiya, Kuninori Kôdô, Eijirô Tôno)
A village enlists a group of samurai to defend them from bandits.
Soul On A String (Country: China; Year: 2016; Director: Yang Zhang; Writer: Trashidawa, Yang Zhang; Stars: Quni Ciren, Kimba, Siano Dudiom Zahi)
A killer is entrusted with a sacred mission.
Sweet Dreams (Fai Bei Sogni) (Country: Italy, France; Year: 2016; Director: Marco Bellocchio; Writer: Massimo Gramellini; Stars: Bérénice Bejo, Valerio Mastandrea, Fabrizio Gifuni, Guido Caprino, Barbara Ronchi, Linda Messerklinger, Ferdinando Vetere, Lorenzo Monti)
A journalist struggles to cope with the death of his mum, who passed away when he was only nine years old.
Voyage Of Time: Life's Journey (Country: France, Germany, US; Year: 2016; Director: Terrence Malick; Writer: Terrence Malick; Stars: Cate Blanchett, Jamal Cavil, Maisha Diatta, Yagazie Emezi, Daryl James Harris II, Sebastian Jackson, Abraham Kosgei, Runa Lucienne, Theo Bongani Ndyalvane, Jejuan Plair, Gabi Rojas, Shaun Ross, Mechelle Tunstall, Sanetra Stewart, Blane E. Warrior II)
An exploration of the universe and humanity's place within it.
The Woman Who Left (Country: Philippines; Year: 2016; Director: Lav Diaz; Writer: Lav Diaz, based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy; Stars: Charo Santos-Concio, John Lloyd Cruz, Michael De Mesa, Nonie Buencamino, Shamaine Buencamino, Mae Paner, Mayen Estanero, Marjorie Lorico, Lao Rodriguez, Kakai Bautista, Jo-Ann Requiestas)
A woman plans revenge on her former lover.
Personal Shopper Personal Shopper
Personal Shopper and Frantz
Yojimbo (Country: Japan; Year: 1961; Director: Akira Kurosawa; Writer: Akira Kurosawa; Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tôno, Tatsuya Nakadai)
A mysterious ronin finds his services are popular in a town where two gangs are trying to wipe each other out.

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