Glasgow Film Festival 2019

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Styx Styx
Styx and The Song Of The Tree
Another Day Of Life (Country: Poland, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Hungary; Year: 2018; Director: Raúl de la Fuente, Damian Nenow; Writer: Raúl de la Fuente, Amaia Remirez, Niall Johnson, David Weber, Damian Nenow, Ryszard Kapuscinski; Stars: Miroslaw Haniszewski, Vergil J. Smith, Tomasz Zietek, Olga Boladz, Rafal Fudalej, Pawel Paczesny, Jakub Kamienski, Kerry Shale, Daniel Flynn, Youssef Kerkour, Lillie Flynn, Akie Kotabe, Ben Elliot, Emma Tate, Jude Owusu)
True story of a reporter who took a seemingly suicidal road trip into the heart of the civil war in Angola in the 70s.
Arctic (Country: Iceland; Year: 2017; Director: Joe Penna; Writer: Joe Penna, Ryan Morrison; Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Maria Thelma Smáradóttir)
A tragic accident leaves a man stranded in the Arctic with no hope of rescue.
Blind Spot (Blindsone) (Country: Norway; Year: 2018; Director: Tuva Novotny; Writer: Tuva Novotny; Stars: Pia Tjelta, Oddgeir Thune, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Per Frisch, Carl Munck, Nora Mathea Øien, Marianne Krogh, Ellen Heyerdahl, Hilde Linseth Stømer, Teodor Barsnes-Simonsen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Pia Tjelta, Oddgeir Thune, Per Frisch, Carl Munck)
Real time drama about what happens when tragedy strikes a family.
Border (Country: Sweden, Denmark; Year: 2018; Director: Ali Abbasi; Writer: John Ajvide Lindqvist, Abbasi, Isabella Eklöf, based on a story by John Ajvide Lindqvist; Stars: Eva Melander, Eero Milonoff, Viktor Åkerblom, Jörgen Thorsson)
When a border guard with a sixth sense for identifying smugglers encounters the first person she cannot prove is guilty, their relationship forces her to confront terrifying revelations about herself and humankind.
Chained For Life (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Aaron Schimberg; Writer: Aaron Schimberg; Stars: Jess Weixler, Adam Pearson, Stephen Plunkett, Charlie Korsmo, Sari Lennick)
A starlet finds herself in unfamiliar territory when she appears in a film about disfigurement that features real disabled people.
A Faithful Man A Faithful Man
A Faithful Man and Pause
Close Enemies (Freres Ennemis) (Country: Belgium, France; Year: 2018; Director: David Oelhoffen; Writer: Jeanne Aptekman, David Oelhoffen; Stars: Matthias Schoenaerts, Sabrina Ouazani, Reda Kateb, Nicolas Giraud, Gwendolyn Gourvenec, Adel Bencherif, Marc Barbé, Astrid Whettnall, Yann Goven, Omar Salim, Djamel Lazaar, Ahmed Benaissa, Fianso, Raphaël Magnabosco, John Sehil)
Two brothers inseparable in childhood find themselves on either side of the law as adults - and on a collision course.
Complicity (Country: Japan, China, France; Year: 2018; Director: Kei Chikaura; Writer: Kei Chikaura; Stars: Yulai Lu, Tatsuya Fuji, Sayo Akasaka)
An illegal Chinese immigrant in Japan gets a job using a false ID and forms an unexpected bond with his employer.
Dear Son (Country: Tunisia, Belgium, France; Year: 2018; Director: Mohamed Ben Attia; Writer: Mohamed Ben Attia; Stars: Imen Cherif, Mohamed Dhrif, Zakaria Ben Ayyed, Mouna Mejri, Imen Cherif, Mohamed Dhrif, Zakaria Ben Ayyed, Mouna Mejri)
Story of parents and their troubled son.
A Faithful Man (L’Homme fidèle) (Country: France; Year: 2018; Director: Louis Garrel; Writer: Jean-Claude Carrière, Louis Garrel; Stars: Lily-Rose Depp, Louis Garrel, Laetitia Casta, Lily-Rose Depp, Louis Garrel, Laetitia Casta)
Rom-com love triangle with added kid.
Float Like A Butterfly (Country: Ireland; Year: 2018; Director: Carmel Winters; Writer: Carmel Winters; Stars: Hazel Doupe, Dara Devaney, Johnny Collins, Hilda Fay, John Gerard Healy, Jamie Kierans, Amelie Metcalfe, Aidan O'Hare, Lalor Roddy, Hazel Doupe, Dara Devaney, Johnny Collins, Hilda Fay, John Gerard Healy, Jamie Kierans)
A teenage girl has to fight for the right to fight in Seventies Ireland.
Border Border
Border and Woman At War
Fugue (Fuga) (Country: Poland, Czech Republic, Sweden; Year: 2018; Director: Agnieszka Smoczyńska; Writer: Gabriela Muskala; Stars: Gabriela Muskala, Lukasz Simlat, Malgorzata Buczkowska, Piotr Skiba)
A woman suffering from memory loss is reunited with the family she can't remember having.
José (Country: Guatemala, US; Year: 2018; Director: Li Cheng; Writer: Li Cheng, George F. Roberson; Stars: Enrique Salanic, Manolo Herrera, Ana Cecilia Mota, Jhakelyn Waleska Gonzalez Gonzalez, Esteban Lopez Ramirez, Cesar Lorenzo Yojcom Candido, Juan Andres Molina Cardona, Alba Irene Lemus, Carlos Humberto Fuentes Maldonado, Jennifer Cecilia Amoia Mota, Evelyn Celinda Bautista Torres, Jashua Belvino Argueta Mejia, Valeria Maribel Xutuc Reyes, Mytian Ticas, Rony Andres Saavedra)
A working class gay young man faces tough choices after he falls for a builder.
Julia Blue (Country: Ukraine, US; Year: 2018; Director: Roxy Toporowych; Stars: Polina Snisarenko, Dima Yaroshenko)
A young photojournalism student falls for a soldier in the aftermath of the Ukrainian revolution and must decide how to prioritise her own independence as she looks to the future.
Kia And Cosmos (Country: India; Year: 2018; Director: Sudipto Roy; Stars: Ritwika Pal, Joy Sengupta, Swastika Mukherjee)
An autistic teenager travels from Kolkata to Kalimpong to investigate the strange disappearance of her father, writing a mystery novel along the way.
Love Movie (Liebesfilm, Love Film) (Country: Germany; Year: 2018; Director: Robert Bohrer, Emma Rosa Simon; Writer: Robert Bohrer, Emma Rosa Simon; Stars: Eric Klotzsch, Lana Cooper, Gerdy Zint)
A thirtysomething drifter, stumbling from party to party, unsure of his place in the world meets a passionate and carefree woman. A summer of love, drugs and parties whips them into a passionate affair, until reality bites and he begins to question if he’s really ready to get serious.
Blind Spot Blind Spot
Blind Spot and The Truk
The Man Who Surprised Everyone (Tchelovek Kotorij Udivil Vseh) (Country: Russia, Estonia, France; Year: 2018; Director: Natasha Merkulova, Aleksey Chupov; Writer: Natasha Merkulova, Aleksey Chupov; Stars: Evgeniy Tsiganov, Natalya Kudryashowa)
When a man discovers he has cancer, he tries to trick death. As a disguise, he chooses to take the identity of a woman.
Metal Heart (Country: Ireland; Year: 2018; Director: Hugh O’Conor; Writer: Paul Murray; Stars: Jordanne Jones, Leah McNamara, Moe Dunford)
Dublin goth Emma is the guiding spirit of the band Yeast Infections. Chantal is bubbly and always blogging. When their parents head off on holiday, a summer of bitter rivalry, chasing dreams and facing reality sets the siblings on a collision course.
One Day (Egy Nap) (Country: Hungary; Year: 2018; Director: Zsófia Szilágyi; Writer: Réka Mán-Várhegyi, Zsófia Szilágyi; Stars: Zsófia Szamosi, Leó Füredi, Ambrus Barcza, Zorka Varga-Blaskó)
A day in the life of a language teacher whose husband cheats on her.
Pause (Pafsi) (Country: Cyprus, Greece; Year: 2018; Director: Tonia Mishiali; Writer: Tonia Mishiali, Anna Fotiadou; Stars: Stella Fyrogeni, Andreas Vasileiou, Popi Avraam, Marios Ioannou, Prokopis Agathokleous, Marina Mandri, Georgina Tatsi, Andrey Pilipenko, Oriana Mantzouranou, Louisa Michael, Cyan, Stella Fyrogeni, Andreas Vasileiou, Popi Avraam, Marios Ioannou)
Elpida is a housewife confronted with the first signs of menopause while trapped in a loveless marriage to a heartless, despotic man. When a young painter arrives to decorate her building, her grip on reality starts to slip.
Permission (Cold Sweat, Araghe Sard) (Country: Iran; Year: 2018; Director: Soheil Beiraghi; Writer: Baran Kasari, Amir Jadidi, Leili Rashidi; Stars: Baran Kosari, Amir Jadidi, Leili Rashidi, Hoda Zeinolabedin, Sahar Dolatshahi, Abbas Moosavi, Maryam Sarmadi, Sogand Soleymani)
Afrooz has given her life to football. Now, she is about to captain Iran’s national team as they head to the final of the Asian Nations Cup in Malaysia. That’s when her estranged husband Yasser exercises his legal right and forbids her permission to leave the country.
Werewolf Werewolf
Werewolf and José
Real Love (C'est ca l'amour) (Country: France, Belgium; Year: 2018; Director: Claire Burger; Writer: Claire Burger; Stars: Bouli Lanners, Justine Lacroix, Sarah Henochsberg, Cécile Rémy-Boutang, Antonia Buresi, Célia Mayer, Lorenzo Demanget, Tiago Gandra, Laure Ballarin, Jean-Claude Acquaviva, François Aragni, Paul Giansily, Stéphane Serra, Jean Sicurani, Maxime Vuillamier)
Drama about a single dad trying to raise his two daughters.
The Song Of The Tree (Country: Kyrgyzstan; Year: 2018; Director: Aibek Daiyrbekov; Writer: Aibek Daiyrbekov, Sadyk Sher-Niyaz; Stars: Omurbek Izrailov, Temirlan Smanbekov, Saltanat Bakaeva, Jurduzbek Kaseivov, Taalaikan Abazova, Ulan Nusipali, Ilim Kalmuratov, Adilet Usubaliev, Aisalkyn Kyiykbaeva, Jakshylyk Ashymov, Egemberdi Bekboliev, Busurman Odurakaev, Almaz Bekbotoev, Jenish Smanov, Madina Talipbek)
A musical epic and a romantic parable of a man whose family falls from grace after a tribal feud in a nomadic village.
Styx (Country: Germany, Austria; Year: 2018; Director: Wolfgang Fischer; Writer: Wolfgang Fischer, Ika Künzel; Stars: Susanne Wolff, Gedion Oduor Wekesa, Alexander Beyer, Inga Birkenfeld, Anika Menger, Susanne Wolff, Gedion Oduor Wekesa, Alexander Beyer, Inga Birkenfeld, Anika Menger)
A storm in the middle of the ocean, a boat full of refugees that is about to sink and a woman all by herself...
The Third Wife (Country: Vietnam; Year: 2018; Director: Ash Mayfair; Writer: Ash Mayfair; Stars: Trần Nữ Yên Khê, Mai Thu Hường, Nguyễn Phương Trà My, Nguyễn Như Quỳnh)
The story of a 14-year-old who becomes the third wife of a much older man in 19th Century Vietnam.
Thunder Road (Country: US; Year: 2018; Director: Jim Cummings; Writer: Jim Cummings; Stars: Jim Cummings, Kendal Farr, Nican Robinson, Jocelyn DeBoer, Chelsea Edmundson, Macon Blair, Ammie Leonards, Bill Wise, Jordan Ray Fox, Frank Mosley, Jacqueline Doke, Chris Doubek, William Kevin Olliff, Tristan Riggs, Marshall Allman)
The life of an emotionally unstable cop begins to unravel when his mum dies.
Thunder Road Thunder Road
Thunder Road and Chained For Life
The Truk (L'Enkas) (Country: France, Ukraine; Year: 2018; Director: Sarah Marx; Writer: Hamé Bourokba, Ekoué Labitey, Sarah Marx; Stars: Sandor Funtek, Sandrine Bonnaire, Alexis Manenti, Lauréna Thellier, Virginie Acariès)
An ex-con makes a plan with his friend to travel from rave to rave selling water and Ketamine from their food truck.
Werewolf (Wilkołak) (Country: Poland, Netherlands, Germany; Year: 2018; Director: Adrian Panek; Writer: Adrian Panek; Stars: Kamil Polnisiak, Nicolas Przygoda, Sonia Mietielica, Danuta Stenka, Maksymilian Balcerowski, Radoslaw Chrzescianski, Werner Daehn, Krzysztof Durski, Matylda Ignasiak, Eugeniusz Malinowski, Helena Mazur, Wojciech Namiotko, Barbara Pigon, Julia Slusarczyk, Jakub Syska)
Eight children rescued from a concentration camp, find themselves under siege from a freshly pack of former camp guard dogs.
Woman At War (Kona Fer í Stríð) (Country: France, Iceland, Ukraine; Year: 2018; Director: Benedikt Erlingsson; Writer: Ólafur Egilsson, Benedikt Erlingsson; Stars: Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Juan Camillo Roman Estrada, Jörundur Ragnarsson)
A middle-aged woman declares war on the heavy industry in her small town, but everything changes when a Ukrainian orphan enters her life.
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