Glasgow Film Festival 2021

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Apples Apples
Apples and Jumbo
Apples (Mila) (Country: Greece, Poland, Slovenia; Year: 2020; Director: Christos Nikou; Writer: Christos Nikou, Stavros Raptis; Stars: Aris Servetalis, Sofia Georgovassili, Anna Kalaitzidou, Argyris Bakirtzis, Kostas Laskos, Babis Makridis, Kimon Fioretos, Costas Xikominos, Alexandra Aidini, Nota Tserniafski, Konstantinos Papatheodorou, Electra Sarri, Natalie Chavez, Akis Benardis, Simos Vogiatzoglou)
A man caught up in an amnesia pandemic tries to construct a new life for himself.
Black Bear (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Lawrence Michael Levine; Writer: Lawrence Michael Levine; Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Sarah Gadon, Christopher Abbott, Lindsay Burdge, Alexander Koch, Grantham Coleman, Paola Lázaro, Jennifer Kim, Shannon O'Neill, Lou Gonzalez, Aubrey Plaza, Sarah Gadon, Christopher Abbott, Lindsay Burdge, Alexander Koch)
At a remote lake house, a filmmaker plays a calculated game of desire and jealousy in the pursuit of a work of art that blurs the boundaries between autobiography and invention.
Father (Otac) (Country: Serbia, France, Germany, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Year: 2020; Director: Srdan Golubovic; Writer: Srdan Golubovic, Ognjen Svilicic; Stars: Goran Bogdan, Ajla Santic, Muharem Hamzic, Boris Isakovic, Nada Sargin, Milica Janevski, Vahid Dzankovic, Jovo Maksic, Nikola Rakocevic, Milan Maric, Ljubomir Bandovic, Mirko Vlahovic, Goran Bogdan, Ajla Santic, Muharem Hamzic)
Nikola’s children are taken away from him after social services decide that he is too poor to provide them with a decent living environment. He sets off on foot to lodge a complaint in Belgrade.
Gagarine (Country: France; Year: 2020; Director: Fanny Liatard, Jérémy Trouilh; Writer: Benjamin Charbit, Fanny Liatard; Stars: Alseni Bathily, Lyna Khoudri, Jamil McCraven, Farida Rahouadj)
Youri fights to save his home - which is also named after Yuri Gagarin - from demolition.
In The Shadows (Country: Turkey; Year: 2020; Director: Erdem Tepegoz; Writer: Erdem Tepegoz; Stars: Numan Acar, Vedat Erincin, Ahmet Melih Yilmaz, Emrullah Cacay)
A dystopian drama with sci-fi elements.
Poppy Field Poppy Field
Poppy Field and Murmur
Jumbo (Country: France, Luxembourg, Belgium; Year: 2020; Director: Zoé Wittock; Writer: Zoé Wittock; Stars: Noémie Merlant, Emmanuelle Bercot, Sam Louwyck)
Jeanne, a shy young woman, works in an amusement park. Fascinated by carousels, she still lives at home with her mother. That’s when Jeanne meets Jumbo, the park’s new flagship attraction...
The Last Ones (Viimeise) (Country: Finland, Estonia, Netherlands; Year: 2020; Director: Veiko Õunpuu; Writer: Heikki Huttu-Hiltunen, Eero Tammi; Stars: Pääru Oja, Laura Birn, Tommi Korpela, Elmer Bäck, Sulevi Peltoli)
A struggling mine owner supplies his workers with drugs so they'll forget a tough existence. Nearby, a small community of reindeer breeders also struggles.
Mekong 2030 (Country: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam; Year: 2020; Director: Anysay Keola, Sai Naw Kham, Pham Ngoc Lan, Kulikar Sotho, Anocha Suwichakornpong; Writer: Paul Charbonneau, Anysay Keola, Pham Ngoc Lan, Ian Masters, Kulikar Sotho, Anocha Suwichakornpong, Shunn Lei Swee Yee; Stars: Minh Chau, Hoang Ha, Rous Mony, Khamhou Phanludeth, Khamly Philavong, Ma Rynet)
An anthology film comprising five short stories that envision the future of the Mekong River from different cultural perspectives.
Murmur (Country: Canada; Year: 2019; Director: Heather Young; Writer: Heather Young; Stars: Andria Edwards, Shan MacDonald)
When an elderly dog is scheduled to be euthanized, Donna decides to take the dog home to fill the emptiness she feels, Donna begins to take home more and more animals and she is soon in over her head.
My Wonderful Wanda (Wanda, mein Wunder) (Country: Switzerland; Year: 2020; Director: Bettina Oberli; Writer: Bettina Oberli, Cooky Ziesche; Stars: Marthe Keller, Anatole Taubman, Birgit Minichmayr, Jacob Matschenz, Agnieszka Grochowska, André Jung, Gottfried Breitfuss, Iwo Rajski, Bruno Rajski, Marthe Keller, Anatole Taubman, Birgit Minichmayr, Jacob Matschenz, Agnieszka Grochowska, André Jung)
Wanda nurses the patriarch of the wealthy Wegmeister-Gloor family. When an unexpected complication arises, family secrets come to light.
Black Bear Black Bear
Black Bear and Redemption Of A Rogue
Poppy Field (Country: Romania; Year: 2020; Director: Eugen Jebeleanu; Writer: Ioana Moraru; Stars: Conrad Mericoffer, Alexandru Potocean, Radouan Leflahi, Cendana Trifan, Ionut Niculae, Alex Calin, Rolando Matsangos, George Pistereanu, Florin Caracala, Ela Ionescu, Mihaela Sirbu, Valentina Zaharia, Gabriel Rauta, Stefan Huluba, Bogdan Nechifor)
The struggle of a closeted young genderme.
Preparations To Be Together For An Unknown Period Of Time (Country: Hungary; Year: 2020; Director: Lili Horvát; Writer: Lili Horvát; Stars: Natasa Stork, Viktor Bodó, Benett Vilmányi, Zsolt Nagy, Péter Tóth, Andor Lukáts, Attila Mokos, Linda Moshier, Júlia Ladányi, Réka Pelsöczy, Anna Kis, Ernö Sebö, Viktória Végvári, Ádám Bethlenfalvy, János Nemes)
A lonely neurosurgeon falls in love but when she moves to Budapest to be with him, the love of her life says they've never met before.
Redemption Of A Rogue (Country: Ireland; Year: 2020; Director: Philip Doherty; Writer: Philip Doherty; Stars: Aaron Monaghan, Aisling O'Mara, Kieran Roche, Liz Fitzgibbon)
A black comedy about a prodigal son returning to his hometown to seek salvation for his sins.
Riders Of Justice (Retfærdighedens Ryttere) (Country: Denmark; Year: 2020; Director: Anders Thomas Jensen; Writer: Nikolaj Arcel, Anders Thomas Jensen; Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Lars Brygmann, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Andrea Heick Gadeberg, Nicolas Bro, Gustav Lindh, Roland Møller, Albert Rudbeck Lindhardt, Anne Birgitte Lind, Omar Shargawi, Jacob Lohmann, Henrik Noël Olesen, Gustav Dyekjær Giese, Klaus Hjuler, Peder Holm Johansen)
Markus has to go home to his teenage daughter, Mathilde, when his wife dies in a tragic train accident - or so it seems until a mathematics geek, who was also a fellow passenger on the train, and his two colleagues show up.
Rosa's Wedding (Country: Spain, France; Year: 2020; Director: Icíar Bollaín; Writer: Icíar Bollaín, Alicia Luna; Stars: Candela Peña, Sergi López, Nathalie Poza, Ramón Barea, Paula Usero, Xavo Giménez, Paloma Vidal, Lucín Poveda, María José Hipólito, María Maroto, Eric Francés, Ana Ulloa, José Arnau, Lucía Oca, Esther Ramos)
Rosa, about to turn 45, realises that she has always lived for others, so she decides to press the nuclear button, shake things up, leave it all and grab hold of the reins of her life.
Riders Of Justice Riders Of Justice
Riders Of Justice and My Wonderful Wanda
Shorta (Country: Denmark; Year: 2020; Director: Frederik Louis Hviid, Anders Ølholm; Writer: Anders Ølholm, Frederik Louis Hviid, Anders Ølholm; Stars: Jacob Lohmann, Simon Sears, Tarek Zayat, Issa Khattab, Özlem Saglanmak, Arian Kashef, Josephine Park, Dulfi Al-Jabouri, Michael Brostrup, Abdelmalik Dhaflaoui, Imad Abul-Foul, Anne Plauborg, Morten Brovn Jørgensen, Ibrahim Asmaa Ahmad, Hanin Georgis)
After a teenager dies in police custody, a pair of cops find themselves in trouble in the ghetto.
There Is No Evil (Sheytan vojud nadarad) (Year: 2020; Director: Mohammad Rasoulof; Writer: Mohammad Rasoulof; Stars: Baran Rasoulof, Ehsan Mirhosseini, Zhila Shahi, Mohammad Seddighimehr, Mohammad Valizadegan, Kaveh Ahangar, Mahtab Servati, Parvin Maleki, Reza Bahrami, Darya Moghbeli, Shaghayegh Shoorian, Salar Khamseh, Kaveh Ebrahim, Pouya Mehri, Gholamhosein Taseiri)
Four stories that are variations on the crucial themes of moral strength and the death penalty.
Victim(s) (Country: Malaysia; Year: 2020; Director: Layla Zhuqing; Writer: Layla Zhuqing; Stars: Xianjun Fu, Kahoe Hon, Wilson Hsu, Lu Huang)
When both the victim's mother and the murderer's mother find out about the unknown sides of their sons, they have some tough decisions to make.
Wildland (Kød & Blod) (Country: Denmark; Year: 2020; Director: Jeanette Nordahl; Writer: Ingeborg Topsøe; Stars: Sidse Babett Knudsen, Elliott Crosset Hove, Carla Philip Røder, Sofie Torp, Henrik Vestergaard, Besir Zeciri, Sandra Guldberg Kampp, Joachim Fjelstrup, Rikke Bilde, Omar Shargawi, Benjamin Kitter, Maria Esther Lemvigh, Marie Knudsen Fogh, Frida Sejersen)
After her mother’s death, Ida moves in with her aunt and cousins... whose ethics are dubious.
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