Glasgow Film Festival 2020

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One Way To Denmark One Way To Denmark
One Way To Denmark and Escape From Pretoria
Body Of Water (Country: UK; Year: 2020; Director: Lucy Brydon; Writer: Lucy Brydon; Stars: Sian Brooke, Amanda Burton, Fabienne Piolini-Castle)
A woman with an eating disorder tries to balance her relationship with her mother and her teenage daughter.
Days Of The Bagnold Summer (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Simon Bird; Writer: Lisa Owens, Joff Winterhart; Stars: Rob Brydon, Tamsin Greig, Alice Lowe, Monica Dolan, Nathanael Saleh, Grace Hogg-Robinson, Earl Cave, Lesley Harcourt, Elliot Speller-Gillott, Stuart Whelan, Patrick Holly, Olivia Buckland, George Wilkins, George Mizen, Alex Ashman)
A single librarian tries to reconnect with her introverted son.
Escape From Pretoria (Country: UK, Australia; Year: 2020; Director: Francis Annan; Writer: Francis Annan, LH Adams; Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Ian Hart, Daniel Webber)
In 1979 apartheid-era South Africa, two men imprisoned in Pretoria Prison plot to escape.
Eternal Beauty (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Craig Roberts; Writer: Craig Roberts; Stars: Robert Aramayo, Sally Hawkins, David Thewlis, Billie Piper, Banita Sandhu, Penelope Wilton, Robert Pugh, Alice Lowe, Ashley McGuire, Morfydd Clark, Paul Hilton, Kas Meghani, Elysia Welch, Rita Bernard-Shaw, anthony Leader)
A schizophrenic woman finds things change when she embarks on a romance with a failed musician.
From Scotland With Love (Country: UK; Year: 2014; Director: Virginia Heath)
A poignant documentary celebrating a century of Scottish charm, set to a score by King Creosote.
Rocks Rocks
Rocks and Run
Love Sarah (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Eliza Schroeder; Stars: Shelley Conn, Rupert Penry-Jones, Celia Imrie, Bill Paterson)
Following the tragic death of Sarah, her nearest and dearest set aside their differences to make her dream come true and open an artisan bakery in Notting Hill.
Make Up (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Claire Oakley; Writer: Claire Oakley; Stars: Molly Windsor, Joseph Quinn, Stefanie Martini, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Lisa Palfrey, Elodie Wilton, Maureen Wild, Derek Frood, Ruben Wheeler, John Macneill, Emilia Copeland, Yazmin Joy Vigus, Molly Windsor, Joseph Quinn, Stefanie Martini)
A teenager becomes obsessed with the idea her boyfriend is cheating on her.
One Way To Denmark (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Adrian Shergold; Writer: Jeff Murphy; Stars: Rafe Spall, Joel Fry, Steve Speirs)
An unemployed Welshman with no hot water travels to Denmark in an attempt to get arrested because he believes that his life will be better in prison there.
Our Ladies (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Michael Caton-Jones; Stars: Eve Austin, Tallulah Greive, Abigail Lawrie, Sally Messham, Rona Morison, Marli Siu)
Comedy drama sees a group of choirgirls on a day trip to Edinburgh.
Perfect 10 (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Eva Riley; Writer: Eva Riley; Stars: Frankie Box, Alfie Deegan, Sharlene Whyte, William Ash, Billy Mogford, Nicola Wright, Emily Gibson, Leia Desseaux, Jenna Goodwin, Mitchell Murphy, Annie Grainger, Lexa Willis-Gray, Georgia Simpson, Frankie Box, Alfie Deegan)
An aspiring gymnast finds her life turned upside down by the arrival of the older half-brother she didn't know she had.
Rialto (Country: Ireland, UK; Year: 2019; Director: Peter Mackie Burns; Writer: Mark O'Halloran; Stars: Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, Tom Glynn-Carney, Monica Dolan, Sophie Jo Wasson, Scott Graham, Michael Smiley, Eileen Walsh, Deirdre Donnelly, Deirdre Molloy, Kervin Soobrayen, Alexandra Smith, Jane McGrath, Pom Boyd, Pat McGrath, Ger Ryan)
A man who is suffering a family and work crisis becomes infatuated with a young man from whom he solicits sex.
Rocks (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Sarah Gavron; Writer: Theresa Ikoko, Claire Wilson; Stars: Bukky Bakray, Kosar Ali, D'angelou Osei Kissiedu, Shaneigha-Monik Greyson, Ruby Stokes, Tawheda Begum, Afi Okaidja, Anastasia Dymitrow, Sarah Niles, Layo-Christina Akinlude, Sharon D. Clarke, Islah Abdur-Rahman, Shola Adewusi, Mohammad Amiri, Brie-Morgan Appleton)
A young girl is determined to keep the fact that there mother has left her and her younger brother alone from the authorities, through fear of being separated from him.
Run (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Scott Graham; Writer: Scott Graham; Stars: Mark Stanley, Marli Siu, Amy Manson, Anders Hayward.)
In Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, young men dream of escapism through late-night drag races. Finnie used to be one such lad, but now he works at the fish factory and it’s his son’s turn to dream and race. Until one night when Finnie steals the boy’s car for one last joyride.
Sulphur & White (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Julian Jarrold; Stars: Mark Stanley, Emily Beecham, Anna Friel, Dougray Scott)
A successful city trader in London, relentlessly focused on work, is trapped by memories of the past and hostile to anyone who dares to help. Flashbacks reveal a childhood in South Africa at the mercy of an inadequate bully of a father and ineffectual mother.
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