Glasgow Film Festival 2019

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Connect Connect
Connect and Run Free
The Aftermath (Country: UK, US, Germany; Year: 2019; Director: James Kent; Writer: James Kent, based on the book by Rhidian Brook; Stars: Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgård, Jason Clarke)
The wife of a colonel stationed in Hamburg after World War two falls for the German man whose home they are sharing.
Are You Proud? (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Ashley Joiner)
A documentary bringing together rare archive footage and interviews from across a spectrum of campaigners to celebrate the progress that has been achieved through campaigning for LGBTQ+ rights.
Benjamin (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Simon Amstell; Writer: Simon Amstell; Stars: Colin Morgan, Anna Chancellor, Phénix Brossard, Joel Fry, Jack Rowan, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Michèle Belgrand, James Lailey, Ellie Kendrick, Kriss Dosanjh, Arnab Chanda, Joanne Howarth, Jessie Cave, Alex Lowe, Mariam Haque)
A young filmmaker faces emotional turmoil of a prospective romance and the screening of his second film.
Connect (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Marilyn Edmond; Writer: Marilyn Edmond; Stars: Kevin Guthrie, Siobhan Reilly, Stephen McCole)
A young man contemplates suicide after losing someone close to him. He never feels that it’s possible to share his feelings until a care home owner Jeff becomes a source of support and a flirtation with a single mother presents a reason to choose life.
Dead Good (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Rehana Rose), Official Site
A documentary about a group of Brighton women opposed to the secrecy and expense of the traditional funeral industry, they help the bereaved to be involved with the preparation of their loved one’s body and create bespoke funeral arrangements that are meaningful and personal to the deceased.
Irene’s Ghost Irene’s Ghost
Irene’s Ghost and Final Ascent
Dirty God (Country: Netherlands, UK, Belgium, Ireland; Year: 2019; Director: Sacha Polak; Writer: Susie Farrell, Sacha Polak; Stars: Katherine Kelly, Kerry Norton, Luke White, Tachia Newall, Frieda Thiel, Michael John Treanor, Wendy Albiston, Matthew Faucher, Karl Jackson, Melissa Hartzel, Rebecca Stone, Matt Tyzack, Alys Metcalf, Bluey Robinson, Vicky Knight)
Jade is a young mother in the prime of her life when an acid attack leaves her severely burned. While her face has been reconstructed, her beauty is lost beneath the scars. Descending a self-destructive path with relationships crumbling, Jade must take drastic action to reclaim her life.
Fighting With My Family (Country: UK, US; Year: 2018; Director: Stephen Merchant; Writer: Stephen Merchant; Stars: Florence Pugh, Nick Frost, Jack Lowden, Dwayne Johnson)
Saraya is part of a tight-knit Norwich family who scrape a living on the local wrestling scene. Her dream is to become a bright new WWE star. When opportunity knocks, does she have what it takes to make the grade?
Final Ascent (Final Ascent: The Legend Of Hamish MacInnes) (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Robbie Fraser; Stars: Hamish MacInnes, Michael Palin)
A documentary about legendary mountaineer Hamish MacInnes and his struggle to recover from mental illness and reconnect with his past.
Harry Birrell: Films Of Love And War (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Matt Pinder)
A documentary about the observational filmmaker whose 400 films and personal diaries to capture a vivid sense of wartime years spent in Bombay, the jungles of Burma and the mountains of Nepal.
Irene’s Ghost (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Iain Cunningham)
A filmmaker explores the life of the mother who died when he was just three years old.
Prophecy Prophecy
Prophecy and Only You
Last Breath (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Richard da Costa, Alex Parkinson)
In 2012, diver Chris Lemons lay trapped under the North Sea. His umbilical cable was completely severed, leaving him without breathing gas or any connection to the dive bell. Alone in the dark waters without any means of communication, his chances of survival were slim. Docudrama Last Breath recreates his story,
Mackintosh Redux (Country: UK; Year: 1968; Director: Murray Grigor)
A a revised assessment of Mackintosh in the history of architecture, originally made to complement Andrew McLaren Young’s 1968 Charles Rennie Mackintosh Centenary exhibition..
Of Fish And Foe (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Heike Bachelier, Andy Heathcote)
Study of one of Scotland's last salmon fishing families as they find themselves accused of welfare violations.
Only You (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Harry Wootliff; Writer: Harry Wootliff, Harry Wootliff, Matthieu de Braconier; Stars: Laia Costa, Josh O'Connor, Stuart Martin, Lisa McGrillis, Peter Wight, Robin Laing, Orion Lee, Kirsty Strain, Bobby Rainsbury, Daniel Campbell, Tam Dean Burn, Gregor Firth, Anita Vettesse, Joe Cassidy, James McElvar)
A couple who fall in love at first sight face problems when they try to conceive.
Pond Life (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Bill Buckhurst; Writer: Richard Cameron; Stars: Esmé Creed-Miles, Tom Varey, Angus Imrie)
A giant carp is said to inhabit a pond outside Doncaster, inspiring its own Loch Ness Monster-style legend. One night, Trevor (Tom Varey) assembles friends, families and neighbours to embark on a fishing expedition that they will never forget.
Dead Good Dead Good
Dead Good and Are You Proud?
Prophecy (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Charlie Paul; Stars: Peter Howson)
A documentary providing an insight into the mind of acclaimed artist Peter Howson as he works on his latest masterpiece.
Ray & Liz (Ray And Liz) (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Richard Billingham; Writer: Richard Billingham; Stars: Michelle Bonnard, Tony Way, Ella Smith, Justin Salinger, Sam Gittins, James Eeles, Andrew Jefferson-Tierney, James Hinton, Michelle Bonnard, Tony Way, Ella Smith, Justin Salinger, Sam Gittins, James Eeles, Andrew Jefferson-Tierney)
Drama about a dysfunctional family.
Run Free (Country: UK, Jamaica; Year: 2018; Director: Simon Sharkey, Benjamin Zecher)
A group of kids from the ghettos of Kingston undertake a Hero Journey, progressing through adversity to triumph with an international production of their own show.
The White Crow (Country: UK; Year: 2018; Director: Ralph Fiennes; Writer: David Hare, inspired by the novel by Julie Kavanagh; Stars: Oleg Ivenko, Ralph Fiennes, Louis Hofmann, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Sergei Polunin, Olivier Rabourdin, Raphaël Personnaz, Chulpan Khamatova, Zach Avery, Mar Sodupe, Calypso Valois, Aleksey Morozov, Nebojsa Dugalic, Igor Filipovic, Yves Heck)
Dramatisation of the early life of Rudolf Nureyev and his defection to the West.

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