Glasgow Film Festival 2020

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Bacurau Bacurau
Bacurau and Atlantis
And The Birds Rained Down (Il pleuvait des oiseaux) (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Louise Archambault; Writer: Louise Archambault, based on the novel by Jocelyne Saucier; Stars: Kenneth Welsh, Andrée Lachapelle, Gilbert Sicotte, Kenneth Welsh, Andrée Lachapelle, Gilbert Sicotte)
Three elderly hermits live deep in the woods, cut off from the rest of the world. While wildfires threaten the region, their quiet life is about to be shaken by the arrival of two women.
Atlantis (Country: Ukraine; Year: 2019; Director: Valentyn Vasyanovych; Writer: Valentyn Vasyanovych; Stars: Andriy Rymaruk, Liudmyla Bileka, Vasyl Antoniak)
In a near-future war-torn Ukraine a man with PTSD takes a volunteer job exhuming the dead.
The August Virgin (La Virgen de Agosto) (Country: Spain; Year: 2019; Director: Jonás Trueba; Writer: Itsaso Arana; Stars: Vito Sanz, Joe Manjón, Isabelle Stoffel, Itsaso Arana, Mikele Urroz, Luis Alberto Heras)
Chronicle of lives in Madrid. The story unfolds during the city’s August festivals, when a person’s inner turmoil can be soothed by fleeting encounters and unexpected adventures.
Bacurau (Nighthawk) (Country: Brazil; Year: 2019; Director: Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho; Writer: Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho; Stars: Udo Kier, Sônia Braga, Jonny Mars, Chris Doubek, Bárbara Colen, Alli Willow, Thomas Aquino, Silvero Pereira, Márcio Fecher, Val Junior, Karine Teles, Suzy Lopes, Brian Townes, Antonio Saboia)
Villagers sold as human prey defend themselves from hunters using a psychotropic drug.
Balloon (Qiqui) (Country: China; Year: 2019; Director: Pema Tseden; Stars: Sonan Wangmo, Jinpa, Yangshik Tso)
A Tibetan family's peaceful life is stirred up by a condom.
Three Summers Three Summers
Three Summers and Marona's Fantastic Tale
Beyond The Horizon (Le Milieu De L'Horizon) (Country: Switzerland, Belgium; Year: 2019; Director: Delphine Lehericey; Writer: Roland Buti, Joanne Giger, Joanne Giger, Delphine Lehericey; Stars: Clémence Poésy, Laetitia Casta, Fred Hotier, Patrick Descamps, Thibaut Evrard, Michaël Bier, Luc Bruchez, Guillaume Lemarre, Lisa Harder, Clémence Poésy, Laetitia Casta, Fred Hotier, Patrick Descamps, Thibaut Evrard, Michaël Bier)
Summer 76, there's a heatwave and the Swiss countryside is drying out at top speed. In this stifling environment, Gus who is thirteen years old and son of a farmer sees both his family environment and his innocence relentlessly breaking. He's living the end of a world.
Cook, F**k, Kill (Kokka, kepi, killi) (Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia; Year: 2019; Director: Mira Fornay; Writer: Mira Fornay; Stars: Jaroslav Plesl, Petra Fornayová, Regina Rázlová, Jan Alexander, Jazmína Cigánková)
Absurdist drama about a man who is obsessed with sex and cooking... and is also a perpetrator of domestic violence.
Dirt Music (Country: Australia, UK; Year: 2019; Director: Gregor Jordan; Writer: Jack Thorne, based on the book by Tim Winton; Stars: Kelly Macdonald, Garrett Hedlund, David Wenham)
A woman in a loveless relationship falls for a poacher who has been taking fish from her husband's patch of water.
Disco (Country: Norway; Year: 2019; Director: Jorunn Myklebust Syversen; Writer: Jorunn Myklebust Syversen; Stars: Josefine Frida Pettersen, Espen Reboli Bjerke, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Andreas Preus Efskin, Øyvind Gulli, Fredericke Rustad Hellerud, Andrea Bræin Hovig, Espen Klouman Høiner, Kjærsti Odden Skjeldal, Josefine Frida Pettersen, Espen Reboli Bjerke, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Andreas Preus Efskin, Øyvind Gulli, Fredericke Rustad Hellerud)
The stepdaughter of a charismatic pastor begins to question her faith
Dolly Kitty And Those Twinkling Stars (Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare) (Country: India; Year: 2019; Director: Alankrita Shrivastava; Stars: Kumar Amlendu, Minim Dey, Bhumi Pednekar)
Two Indian women navigate the complexities of life in New Delhi.
Moffie Moffie
Moffie and The Perfect Candidate
Exit Plan (Selvmordsturisten, Suicide Tourist) (Country: Denmark, Norway, Germany; Year: 2019; Director: Jonas Alexander Arnby; Writer: Rasmus Birch; Stars: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Tuva Novotny, Robert Aramayo, Kate Ashfield, Jan Bijvoet)
Insurance agent Max is in the midst of an existential crisis. Whilst investigating the claim made by a suspected widow he chances upon the secretive Hotel Aurora, a luxury resort which specialises in suicide.
Heroic Losers (La Odisea De Los Giles) (Country: Argentina, Spain; Year: 2019; Director: Sebastián Borensztein; Writer: Sebastián Borensztein, Eduardo Sacheri, Eduardo Sacheri; Stars: Ricardo Darín, Luis Brandoni, Chino Darín, Verónica Llinás, Daniel Aráoz, Carlos Belloso, Marco Antonio Caponi, Rita Cortese, Andrés Parra, Federico Berón, Luciano Cazaux, Alejandro Gigena, Guillermo Jacubowicz, José María Marcos, Ailín Zaninovich)
Inhabitants from a town in the Buenos Aires region decide to place all their savings in a bank to create an agricultural cooperative which, they believe, will change their fate. When it turns out to be a scam, they react in the face of the injustice.
Initials S.G. (Iniciales SG) (Country: Argentina, Lebanon, US; Year: 2019; Director: Rania Attieh, Daniel Garcia; Writer: Rania Attieh, Daniel Garcia; Stars: Julianne Nicholson, Diego Peretti, Julianne Nicholson, Diego Peretti)
An ageing Argentine Serge Gainsbourg wannabe struggles with a career he can't seem to get on track, an affair he doesn't want, and a crime he didn't mean to commit.
The Invisible Life of Eruidice Gusmao (A Vida Invisel De Euridice Gusmao) (Country: Brazil; Year: 2019; Director: Karim Aïnouz; Writer: Murilo Hauser, based on the book by Martha Batalha; Stars: Fernanda Montenegro, Carol Duarte, Gregório Duvivier)
Rio de Janeiro in the 1940s, the life of Guida and Euridice Gusmão, raised to be invisible in the eyes of the Brazilian society of that time, like all the other women of that generation.
Kontora (Country: Japan; Year: 2019; Director: Anshul Chauhan; Writer: Anshul Chauhan; Stars: Seira Kojima, Wan Marui, Takuzo Shimizu, Taichi Yamada, Hidemasa Mase, Seira Kojima, Wan Marui, Takuzo Shimizu, Taichi Yamada, Hidemasa Mase)
A schoolgirl who lives with her father searches for treasure courtesy of her grandad's diary but could a homeless man who wanders into town help her rebuild her relationship with her dad.
The Sleepwalkers The Sleepwalkers
The Sleepwalkers and Olympic Dreams
Lhamo And Skalbe (Country: China; Year: 2019; Director: Sonthar Gyal; Writer: Sonthar Gyal; Stars: Sechok Gyal, De Ji, Xi Liao, Sechok Gyal, De Ji, Xi Liao)
A couple are prevented from getting married by their past.
Lillian (Country: Austria; Year: 2019; Director: Andreas Howarth; Writer: Andreas Howarth; Stars: Patrycja Planik)
Stranded in New York as a porn actress, Lillian decides to return to her homeland, Russia... on foot.
Marona's Fantastic Tale (L'Extraordinaire Voyage De Marona) (Country: France, Romania, Belgium; Year: 2019; Director: Anca Damian; Writer: Anghel Damian; Stars: Lizzie Brocheré, Bruno Salomone, Thierry Hancisse, Nathalie Boutefeu, Shirelle Mai-Yvart, Maïra Schmitt)
After an accident, a little dog remembers all the different masters she's had successively and loved unconditionally.
Martin Eden (Country: Italy, France, Germany; Year: 2019; Director: Pietro Marcello; Writer: Maurizio Braucci, Pietro Marcello, based on the novel by Jack London; Stars: Luca Marinelli, Carlo Cecchi, Jessica Cressy, Vincenzo Nemolato, Marco Leonardi, Denise Sardisco, Carmen Pommella, Autilia Ranieri, Savino Paparella, Elisabetta Valgoi, Pietro Ragusa, Giustiniano Alpi, Dario Iubatti, Anna Patierno, Vincenza Modica)
A man struggles to better his circumstances, motivated by his love for a woman from a bourgeois family.
Moffie (Country: South Africa, UK; Year: 2019; Director: Oliver Hermanus; Writer: Oliver Hermanus, Jack Sidey; Stars: Matt Ashwell, Kai Luke Brummer, Ryan de Villiers, Hilton Pelser, Shaun Chad Smit, Stefan Vermaak, Matthew Vey, Matt Ashwell, Kai Luke Brummer, Ryan de Villiers, Hilton Pelser, Shaun Chad Smit, Stefan Vermaak, Matthew Vey)
Drama following a conscript through his military service in the South African Defence Force in the 1980s.
Exit Plan Exit Plan
Exit Plan and Valley Of Souls
Olympic Dreams (Country: US, South Korea; Year: 2019; Director: Jeremy Teicher; Stars: Nick Kroll, Alexi Pappas)
When a young woman discovers that her lifelong dream of participating in the Olympics doesn’t match up to reality, she finds herself adrift amongst the crowds. That is until she befriends a volunteer dentist, forging a bond which forces them both to rethink their courses in life.
Our Lady Of The Nile (Notre Dame Du Nil) (Country: France, Belgium, Rwanda; Year: 2019; Director: Atiq Rahimi; Stars: Amanda Mugabezaki, Albina Kirenga, Malaika Uwamahoro)
In the Rwanda of 1973, a Belgian-run Catholic boarding school prides itself on being an ‘institute for the elite’. Prejudice still flourishes among these privileged girls as anti-Tutsi sentiments are fanned into bitter conflict.
Our Mothers (Nuestras Madres) (Country: Guatemala, Belgium, France; Year: 2019; Director: César Díaz; Stars: Armando Espitia, Emma Dib, Aurelia Caal, Julio Serrano Echeverría, Victor Moreira)
Guatemala, 2013. The country is riveted by the trial of the military officers who started the civil warErnesto, a young anthropologist, thinks he has found a lead that will allow him to find his father, a guerillero who disappeared during the war.
Out In The Open (Intemperie) (Country: Spain, Portugal; Year: 2019; Director: Benito Zambrano; Stars: Luis Tosar, Luis Callejo, Jaime Lopez)
Amid the barren landscapes of Andalusia in 1946, abuses of power are part of everyday life. A boy escapes the clutches of a ruthless foreman who will stop at nothing to secure his return. Running for his life, he meets a war veteran and the two become allies.
The Painted Bird (Country: Czech Republic, Ukraine, Slovakia; Year: 2019; Director: Václav Marhoul; Writer: Jerzy Kosinski, Václav Marhoul, Václav Marhoul; Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Harvey Keitel, Barry Pepper, Julian Sands, Udo Kier, Aleksey Kravchenko, Tim Kalkhof, Jitka Cvancarová, Pavel Kríz, Petr Vanek, Lech Dyblik, Petr Kotlar, Radim Fiala, Milan Simácek, Filip Kankovský)
An orphaned Jewish boy has to fend for himself in Nazi-occupied eastern Europe.
Initials S.G. Initials S.G.
Initials S.G. and And The Birds Rained Down
The Perfect Candidate (Country: Saudi Arabia, Germany; Year: 2019; Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour; Writer: Haifaa Al-Mansour, Brad Niemann; Stars: Mila Al Zahrani, Nora Al Awadh, Dae Al Hilali, Mila Al Zahrani, Nora Al Awadh, Dae Al Hilali)
A young female Saudi doctor decides to run for election.
Radioactive (Country: UK; Year: 2019; Director: Marjane Satrapi; Writer: Marjane Satrapi; Stars: Rosamund Pike, Sam Riley, Anya Taylor-Joy)
The story of Marie Curie and her discoveries in physics.
The Sleepwalkers (Los sonámbulos) (Country: Argentina, Uruguay; Year: 2019; Director: Paula Hernández; Writer: Paula Hernández; Stars: Érica Rivas, Ornella D'elía, Marilú Marini, Luis Ziembrowski, Daniel Hendler, Valeria Lois, Rafael Federman)
A mother and her daughter are pushed to their emotional limit during a family celebration.
Three Summers (Country: Brazil, France; Year: 2019; Director: Sandra Kogut; Writer: Iana Cossoy Paro, Sandra Kogut; Stars: Regina Casé, Rogério Fróes, Otavio Müller)
A housekeeper takes care of a luxury holiday home for a wealthy family. She tries to branch out on her own by starting a snack bar, but when a financial scandal engulfs the family, she is left to look after the grand patriarch with only the other house staff for company.
Twelve Thousand (Douze Milles) (Country: France; Year: 2019; Director: Nadège Trebal; Writer: Nadège Trebal; Stars: Arieh Worthalter, Nadège Trebal, Liv Henneguier)
When Frank loses his means of employment, he fears that he will also lose Maroussia. He vows to go in search of work and not return until he can match the 12,000 Euros of annual income that she earns from child minding.
Radioactive Radioactive
Radioactive and Disco
Valley Of Souls (Country: Colombia; Year: 2019; Director: Nicolás Rincón Gille; Writer: Nicolás Rincón Gille)
A Colombian fisherman returns from a long fishing night to discover that his village has been ransacked by paramilitary forces, with his two sons abducted. Painfully aware that they wouldn’t have survived, he sets off on a journey down the endless Colombian rivers in the search for their bodies.
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