Glasgow Film Festival 2019

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Alone At My Wedding (Country: Belgium; Year: 2018; Director: Marta Bergman; Writer: Marta Bergman, Laurent Brandenbourger, Boris Lojkine, Katell Quillévéré; Stars: Alina Ioana Serban, Tom Vermeir, Jonas Bloquet, Mitika Samu, Marie Denarnaud, Johan Leysen, Karin Tanghe, Christophe Hermans, Achille Ridolfi, Lara Persain, Viorica Tudor, Alina Ioana Serban, Tom Vermeir, Jonas Bloquet, Mitika Samu)
A Roma single mum hopes an internet love match will hold the key to a better life.
Angel (Une Ange) (Country: Belgium, Netherlands, Senegal; Year: 2018; Director: Koen Mortier; Writer: Koen Mortier, Dimitri Verhulst; Stars: Vincent Rottiers, Fatou N'Diaye, Paul Bartel, Katrien Goossens, Ronnie Kreeft, Aïcha Cissé, Ba Mentor, Lieven Noterman Nancy Debuy, Makhtar Diop, Kilifeu, Mouhamadou Diarra, Ndiaga Mbow, Rokhaya Niang, Eric Berlito, Dieynanba Janie Ndione)
Fae is a Senegalese sex worker. Thierry is a world-renowned Belgian racing cyclist. Their paths cross.
The Elephant And The Butterfly (Drôle de Père) (Year: 2017; Director: Amélie van Elmbt; Writer: Amélie van Elmbt, Matthieu de Braconier; Stars: Isabelle Barth, Thomas Blanchard, Judith Chemla, Kristof Coenen, Alice de Lencquesaing, Lina Doillon, Isabelle Barth, Thomas Blanchard, Judith Chemla, Kristof Coenen, Alice de Lencquesaing, Lina Doillon)
When her babysitter doesn’t show, a single mother is forced to leave her precocious five-year-old daughter with the girl’s estranged father for a long weekend.
For A Happy Life (Pour Vivre Heureux) (Country: Belgium, Luxembourg; Year: 2018; Director: Dimitri Linder, Salima Glamine; Stars: Sofia Lesaffre, Zeerak Christopher, Pascal Elbé)
In Brussels, Mashir has fallen in love with Amel, a teenager of Algerian origin. Fearing disapproval, they keep the relationship secret from their families. Future plans are put in jeopardy when Mashir’s traditional Pakistani father decides to arrange his marriage to a cousin who now lives nearby. Defying his father’s authority has unexpected consequences for everyone.
Girl (Country: Belgium; Year: 2018; Director: Lukas Dhont; Writer: Lukas Dhont, Angelo Tijssens; Stars: Nele Hardiman, Victor Polster, Arieh Worthalter)
A teenage trans girl dreams of becoming a ballerina.
Girl Girl
Girl and The Elephant And The Butterfly
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels (Country: Belgium, France; Year: 1975; Director: Chantal Akerman; Stars: Delphine Seyrig, Jan Decorte, Henri Storck)
A widow for six years, Jeanne maintains a strict household routine. She cooks, cleans, shops and entertains a gentleman caller each afternoon to support herself and her teenage son.
Keep Going (Continuer) (Country: Belgium, France; Year: 2018; Director: Joachim Lafosse; Writer: Joachim Lafosse, Laurent Mauvignier; Stars: Virginie Efira, Kacey Mottet Klein, Diego Martín, Virginie Efira, Kacey Mottet Klein, Diego Martín)
A mother and son take a horseback journey in Kyrgyzstan in a bid to improve their relationship.
Mothers’ Instinct (Duelles) (Country: Belgium, France; Year: 2018; Director: Olivier Masset-Depasse; Stars: Veerle Baetens, Anne Coesens, Mehdi Nebbou)
Suburban neighbours Alice and Celine are the very best of friends. Their inseparable sons are more like brothers than pals. When tragedy strikes, they both struggle to accept the consequences.
The Third Marriage (Troisièmes Noces) (Country: Belgium, Luxembourg, Canada; Year: 2018; Director: David Lambert; Stars: Bouli Lanners, Rachel Mwanza, Jean-Luc Couchard)
Martin is left bereft and bankrupt by the death of his husband. A friend begs him to solve a tricky situation by entering into a marriage of convenience with 20-year-old Congolese immigrant Tamara. When the authorities smell a rat, they are forced to play lovebirds.
This Magnificent Cake! (Ce Magnifique Gâteau!) (Country: Belgium, France, Netherlands; Year: 2018; Director: Marc James Roels, Emma De Swaef; Writer: Marc James Roels, Emma De Swaef; Stars: Gaston Motambo, Wim Willaert, Goua Grovogui)
A five-part anthology featuring a troubled king, a failed businessman and an army deserter in stories that reflect the cruelty of 19th Century colonialism, told using stop-motion puppets.
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