Glasgow Film Festival 2018

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The Bachelors The Bachelors
The Bachelors and The Rider
Abundant Acreage Available (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Angus MacLachlan; Writer: Angus MacLachlan; Stars: Amy Ryan, Terry Kinney, Max Gail, Steve Coulter, Francis Guinan)
Two siblings coping with grief find their lives disrupted by the arrival of three brothers who have a surprising connection to their farm.
The Bachelors (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Kurt Voelker; Writer: Kurt Voelker; Stars: Odeya Rush, Jean Louisa Kelly, JK Simmons, Julie Delpy)
A widowed father and his son meet two women who slowly begin to transform their lives.
Blue My Mind (Country: Switzerland; Year: 2017; Director: Lisa Brühlmann; Writer: Lisa Brühlmann; Stars: Luna Wedler, Zoë Pastelle Holthuizen, Nicola Perot)
When a teenager who has trouble with her parents moves to Zurich with them, she starts to walk on the wild side.
The Ciambra (A Ciambra) (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Jonas Carpignano; Writer: Jonas Carpignano; Stars: Pio Amato, Koudous Seihon, Damiano Amato, Francesco Pio Amato, Iolanda Amato, Patrizia Amato, Rocco Amato, Susanna Amato)
A teenager faces choices as he comes of age.
The Charmer (Chamoren) (Country: Denmark; Year: 2017; Director: Milad Alami; Writer: Milad Alami, Ingeborg Topsøe; Stars: Lars Brygmann, Stine Fischer Christensen, Jesper Lohmann, Susan Taslimi, Ardalan Esmaili, Dan Boie Kratfeldt, Nastja Arcel, Hassan El Sayed, Morten Hee Andersen, Amalie Lindegård, Kitt Maiken Mortensen, Thomas Persson, Laura Allen, Austa Lea Jespersen, Soho Rezanejad)
An intense psychological drama about a young Iranian man who is desperately trying to meet women who can secure his stay in Denmark.
Lucky Lucky
Lucky and The Ciambra
Columbus (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Kogonada; Writer: Kogonada; Stars: Haley Lu Richardson, John Cho, Rory Culkin, Parker Posey, Michelle Forbes, Jim Dougherty, William Willet, Wynn Reichert)
Two people meet by chance and forge a connection.
Dayveon (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Amman Abbasi; Writer: Amman Abbasi, Steven Reneau; Stars: Devin Blackmon, Dontrell Bright, Lachion Buckingham)
A young teenager is drawn into a gang after the death of his brother.
The Divine Order (Die göttliche Ordnung) (Country: Switzerland; Year: 2017; Director: Petra Biondina Volpe; Writer: Petra Biondina Volpe; Stars: Marie Leuenberger, Maximilian Simonischek, Rachel Braunschweig, Sibylle Brunner, Marta Zoffoli, Bettina Stucky, Noe Krejcí, Finn Sutter, Peter Freiburghaus, Therese Affolter, Ella Rumpf, Nicholas Ofczarek, Sofia Helin, Elias Arens, Mirjam Zbinden)
A small-town mum joins the suffrage movement in Switzerland.
The Eternal Feminine (Los Adioses) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2017; Director: Natalia Beristáin; Stars: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Karina Gidi, Tessa Ia)
A biopic of poet, author and activist Rosario Castellanos.
Foxtrot (Country: Israel, France, Germany; Year: 2017; Director: Samuel Maoz; Writer: Samuel Maoz; Stars: Lior Ashkenazi, Sarah Adler, Yonatan Shiray, Karin Ugowski, Yehuda Almagor, Shira Haas, Dekel Adin, Shaul Amir, Gefen Barkai)
A family's world is rocked when they are told about the death of their son.
The Divine Order The Divine Order
The Divine Order and Abundant Acreage Available
Find This Dumb Little (Country: Netherlands; Year: 2018; Director: Ben Brand; Stars: Nino den Brave, Senna Fokke, Wim Opbrouck)
A teenager becomes the focus of a witch hunt after her brother posts a video of her dropping live puppies into a river online.
High Fantasy (Country: South Africa, Switzerland; Year: 2017; Director: Jenna Cato Bass; Stars: Loren Loubser, Qondiswa James, Nala Khumalo)
A group of four young South African friends go on a camping trip in the Northern Cape and experience a supernatural body-swap inciden.
Keep The Change (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Rachel Israel; Writer: Rachel Israel; Stars: Samantha Elisofon, Brandon Polansky, Will Deaver, Nicky Gottlieb, Jessica Walter, Christina Brucato, Johnathan Tchaikovsky, And Palladino, Evander Duck Jr., Sondra James, Jennifer Brito, Tommy Beardmore, Alex Emanuel, Tibor Feldman, Macy Cassera, Anna Suzuki, Kurt Enger, Charlton Lamar, James Brickhouse)
The unlikely love story of two people who meet in a support group.
A Letter To The President (Namai ba rahis gomhor) (Country: Afghanistan; Year: 2017; Director: Roya Sadat; Writer: Aziz Deldar; Stars: Leena Alam, Aziz Deldar, Mamnoun Maqsoudi, Zareen Nory, Mahmoud Aryoubi, Asad-Ullah Tajzai, Abdullah Ibrahem Khel, Sofor Ahan Khel, Abdul Azim Rubaty, Qadir Aryaie, Saeed Meeran Farhad, Nasima Jalal, Sultana Gety Afshar, Farzana Nawabi, Arsalan Deildar)
The head of a crime squad faces the death squad after accidentally killing her abusive husband and writes to the president for help.
Liquid Truth (Aos Teus Olhos) (Country: Brazil; Year: 2017; Director: Carolina Jabor; Stars: Daniel de Oliveira, Malu Galli, Marco Ricca)
A supervisor tries to get to the truth after a popular swimming instructor is accused of kissing one of his young pupils.
Keep The Change Keep The Change
Keep The Change and Columbus
Lucky (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: John Carroll Lynch; Writer: Logan Sparks, Drago Sumonja; Stars: Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr., Tom Skerritt, Beth Grant, James Darren, Barry Shabaka Henley, Yvonne Huff, Hugo Armstrong, Bertila Damas, Ana Mercedes, Sarah Cook, Amy Claire, Ulysses Olmedo)
The spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist.
Man Proposes, God Disposes (Country: Canada, Poland, Brazil; Year: 2017; Director: Daniel Leo; Stars: Bruna Massarelli, Erick Mozer, Martyna Byczkowska, Mateusz Nedza)
A petty criminal moves from Gdansk to São Paulo to try and do the right thing after he learns that a woman he barely knows is pregnant as a result of their one night stand.
Mobile Homes (Country: Canada, France; Year: 2017; Director: Vladimir de Fontenay; Writer: Vladimir de Fontenay, Danielle Lessovitz; Stars: Imogen Poots, Callum Turner, Callum Keith Rennie, Shane Daly, Karen LeBlanc, Raven Stewart, Keith Bowser, Deragh Campbell, Katie Messina, Lyric Justice, Jai Jai Jones, Thamela Mpumlwana, Luke Gallo, Manuel Rodriguez-Saenz, Rebecca Singh)
A young mother looks to make a new life for her and her son in a mobile home community.
More (Daha) (Country: Turkey; Year: 2017; Director: Onur Saylak)
Gaza lives with his father Ahad on the shores of the Aegean Sea. The intelligent kid would like to continue his studies, but Ahad sees his son’s future differently. He gets Gaza to help with his side business – smuggling refugees from the Mideast.
My Friend Dahmer (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Marc Meyers; Writer: Marc Meyers, based on the graphic novel by John Backderf; Stars: Anne Heche, Vincent Kartheiser, Alex Wolff, Dallas Roberts, Ross Lynch, Cameron McKendry, Christopher Mele, Harrison Holzer, Carmen Gangale, Miles Robbins, Tommy Nelson, Amy Clark, Zachary Davis Brown, Jack DeVillers, Dontez James)
Before Jeffrey Dahmer became one of the most notorious serial killers of all time, he was a teenage loner. This film, based on the cult graphic novel, chronicles the origins of the man, the monster…the high school senior.
Sicilian Ghost Story Sicilian Ghost Story
Sicilian Ghost Story and Thoroughbreds
Never Steady, Never Still (Country: Canada; Year: 2017; Director: Kathleen Hepburn; Writer: Kathleen Hepburn; Stars: Shirley Henderson, Théodore Pellerin, Mary Galloway, Nicholas Campbell, Jared Abrahamson, Jonathan Whitesell, Beverley Elliott, Eric Keenleyside, Chilton Crane, Steven Cree Molison, Kelly Metzger, Lorne Cardinal, Sean Owen Roberts, Hugo Ateo, Mel Tuck)
A mother struggles to take control of her life in the face of advanced Parkinson's disease, while her son battles his sexual and emotional identity.
No Date, No Signature (Country: Iran; Year: 2017; Director: Vahid Jalilvand; Writer: Ali Zarnegar, Vahid Jalilvand; Stars: Amir Agha’ee, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Hediyeh Tehrani, Sa’eed Dakh, Alireza Ostadi, Zakiyeh Behbahani)
The forensic pathologist Dr Nariman has a car accident with a motorcyclist and injuresthe biker's son. He offers to take the child to a clinic nearby, but the father refuses. The next morning the doctor finds the boy has been brought in after a suspicious death - but is he responsible or did the child die from food poisoning?
Old Beast (Country: China; Year: 2017; Director: Zhou Ziyang; Stars: Chaobei Wang, Men Tu, Yi Danna)
A man who lies, cheats and steals without conscience finds himself beginning to get into serious trouble.
Pity (Country: Greece, Poland; Year: 2018; Director: Babis Makridis; Writer: Efthymis Filippou, Babis Makridis; Stars: Yannis Drakopoulos, Evi Saoulidou, Nota Tserniafski, Makis Papadimitriou, Georgina Chryskioti, Evdoxia Androulidaki)
The story of a man who feels happy only when he is unhappy: addicted to sadness, with such need for pity, that he’s willing to do everything to evoke it from others. This is the life of a man in a world not cruel enough for him.
Quality Time (Country: Netherlands; Year: 2017; Director: Daan Bakker; Writer: Daan Bakker; Stars: Steve Aernouts, Idar Andersen, Maja Baaserud, Thomas Aske Berg, Anneke Blok, Bert Bunschoten, Steef Cuijpers, Raymonde de Kuyper, Randi Egeland, Tore Egeland, Adam Ekeli, Dennis Foose, Gaute Garlid, Fred Goessens, Vegar Hoel)
Five men, five stories.
Revenge Revenge
Revenge and Blue My Mind
Revenge (Country: France; Year: 2017; Director: Coralie Fargeat; Writer: Coralie Fargeat; Stars: Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Kevin Janssens, Guillaume Bouchède, Vincent Colombe, Avant Strangel)
Three wealthy married men get together for their annual hunting game in a desert canyon. This time, one of them has brought along his young mistress, who quickly arouses the interest of the other two. Things get dramatically out of hand as a hunting game turns into a ruthless manhunt.
The Rider (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Chloé Zhao; Writer: Chloé Zhao; Stars: Brady Jandreau, Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau, Cat Clifford, Terri Dawn Pourier, Lane Scott, Tanner Langdeau, James Calhoon, Derrick Janis)
A young cowboy tries to carve out a new identity.
Sicilian Ghost Story (Country: Italy, France, Switzerland; Year: 2017; Director: Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza; Writer: Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza)
When a boy disappears, a young girl goes looking for him in the dark world that has swallowed him.
Super November (Country: UK; Year: 2017; Director: Douglas King; Stars: Josie Long, Sean Biggerstaff, Darren Osborne)
A happy bouple find their lives turned upside down by political chaos and civil unrest.
Thoroughbreds (Country: US; Year: 2017; Director: Cory Finley; Writer: Cory Finley; Stars: Olivia Cooke, Anya Taylor-Joy, Anton Yelchin, Paul Sparks, Francie Swift, Kaili Vernoff)
Two teenage girls in suburban Connecticut rekindle their unlikely friendship after years of growing apart. In the process, they learn that neither is what she seems to be — and that a murder might solve both of their problems.
Mobile Homes Mobile Homes
Mobile Homes and Pity
Valley Of Shadows (Skyggenes Dal) (Country: Norway; Year: 2017; Director: Jonas Matzos Gulbrandsen; Stars: Adam Ekeli, Jone Hope Larsen, Kathrine Fagerland)
In a village where sheep have been mysteriously slaughtered, a six year old wanders into the woods by himself in search of his lost collie dog.
Violeta At Last (Country: Costa Rica, Mexico; Year: 2017; Director: Hilda Hidalgo; Stars: Eugenia Chaverri, Gustavo Sánchez Parra, Óscar Castillo)
A 72 year old divorcee plans to rent out rooms in her home and take swiimming lessons, but has todeal with family members and financial institutions that think they know what's best for her.
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