Glasgow Film Festival 2022

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Wild Men Wild Men
Wild Men and Vortex
Adult Adoption (Year: 2022; Director: Karen Knox; Writer: Ellie Moon; Stars: Ellie Moon, Rebecca Northan, Leah Doz)
A woman who aged out of the group home system tries to find her place in the world.
A-ha The Movie (Country: Germany; Year: 2021; Director: Thomas Robsahm; Writer: Thomas Robsahm)
Documentary portrait of the band behind Take On Me.
Anaïs In Love (Les Amours d'Anaïs) (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet; Writer: Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet; Stars: Anaïs Demoustier, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Denis Podalydès, Jean-Charles Clichet)
A woman in her early thirties goes full steam ahead in pursuit of experiences which come and go at a fast pace.
Angry Young Men (Country: UK; Year: 2022; Director: Paul Morris; Writer: Paul Morris; Stars: Stephen Arthur, Jude Shedden, Paul Morris, Ty McPhee, David McDonald)
A surreal coming of age tale set in the barren gangland town of Mauchton, Scotland.
Ashgrove (Country: Canada; Year: 2022; Director: Jeremy LaLonde; Writer: Amanda Brugel, Jonas Chernick, Spencer Giese; Stars: Amanda Brugel, Jonas Chernick, Shawn Doyle)
An exhausted scientist working on a desperate project to save humanity is required to take leave on a country farm in order to recover her mental faculties.
Mighty Flash Mighty Flash
Mighty Flash and Olga
Asteroid (Country: Iran; Year: 2021; Director: Mehdi Hosseinivand; Writer: Mehdi Hosseinivand; Stars: Ebrahim Zarozehi, Hadi Kazemi, Ghazal Shojaei, Ibrahim Zarozehi)
A 12-year-old boy takes odd jobs to support his family after his older brother and father disappear.
Baby Assassins (Country: Japan; Year: 2021; Director: Yugo Sakamoto; Writer: Yugo Sakamoto; Stars: Yukina Fukushima, Saori Izawa, Saori Izawa, Masamori Mimoto)
Chisato and Mahilo are two high school girls who are about to graduate. They also happen to both be highly skilled assassins. When the organisation they work for orders them to share a room, the relationship between turns sour.
A Banquet (Country: UK; Year: 2021; Director: Ruth Paxton; Writer: Justin Bull; Stars: Sienna Guillory, Jessica Alexander, Ruby Stokes, Lindsay Duncan, Kaine Zajaz, Richard Keep, Deka Walmsley, Rina Mahoney, Jonathan Nyati, Walter van Dyk, Andrew Steele, Adam Abbou, Finn Bennett, Dylan Clout, Selena Thompson)
A young woman undergoes a disturbing transformation after her daughter's newfound faith threatens her health.
Benedetta (Country: France, Netherlands; Year: 2021; Director: Paul Verhoeven; Writer: David Birke and Paul Verhoeven, based on he book by Judoth C Brown; Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Lambert Wilson, Virginie Efira, Daphne Patakia, Olivier Rabourdin)
A 17th-century nun in Italy suffers from disturbing religious and erotic visions. She is assisted by a companion, and the relationship between the two women develops into a romantic love affair.
Benediction (Country: UK, US; Year: 2021; Director: Terence Davies; Writer: Terence Davies; Stars: Jack Lowden, Peter Capaldi, Jeremy Irvine, Matthew Tennyson, Ben Daniels, Kate Phillips, Geraldine James, Gemma Jones, Anton Lesser, Lia Williams, Simon Russell Beale, Kellie Shirley, Suzanne Bertish, Harry Lawtey, Tom Blyth)
Siegfried Sassoon biopic.
Julia Julia
Julia and Farewell Amor
Bergman Island (Country: France, Sweden, Germany; Year: 2021; Director: Mia Hansen-Løve; Writer: Mia Hansen-Løve; Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Tim Roth, Vicky Krieps, Anders Danielsen Lie, Joel Spira)
An American filmmaking couple retreat to the island for the summer to write screenplays for their upcoming films in an act of pilgrimage to the place that inspired Bergman. As the summer and their screenplays advance, the lines between reality and fiction start to blur against the backdrop of the island's wild landscape.
Bird Atlas (Atlas Ptáku) (Country: Czech Republic, Slovenia, Slovakia; Year: 2021; Director: Olmo Omerzu; Writer: Olmo Omerzu, Petr Pýcha; Stars: Miroslav Donutil, Alena Mihulová, Martin Pechlát, Eliska Krenková, Voytek Kotek)
An ageing proprietor of a technology company has dedicated his whole life to his work, so it comes as a big blow when he discovers that payments to suppliers have been held up for months. But what can he do when the firm’s accountant is nowhere to be seen?
The Blind Man Who Did Not Want To See Titanic (Sokea mies, joka ei halunnut nähdä Titanicia) (Country: Finland; Year: 2021; Director: Teemu Nikki; Writer: Teemu Nikki; Stars: Petri Poikolainen, Samuli Jaskio, Marjaana Maijala, Hannamaija Nikander, Matti Onnismaa, Rami Rusinen)
A blind man with MS encounters trouble on a day trip to visit a friend he has never met.
Blue Moon (Country: Romania; Year: 2021; Director: Alina Grigore; Writer: Alina Grigore; Stars: Ioana Chitu, Ioana Flora, Vlad Ivanov, Emil Mandanac, Ioana Ilinca Neacsu, Mircea Postelnicu, Mircea Silaghi, Robi Urs, Ioana Chitu, Ioana Flora, Vlad Ivanov, Emil Mandanac, Ioana Ilinca Neacsu, Mircea Postelnicu, Mircea Silaghi)
A young woman struggles to access higher education and escape the violence of her dysfunctional family.
Carajita (Country: Dominican Republic; Year: 2021; Director: Ulises Porra, Silvina Schnicer; Writer: Ulises Porra, Ulla Prida, Ulla Prida, Silvina Schnicer; Stars: Cecile van Welie, Magnolia Nunez, Richard Douglas, Adelanny Padilla, Mario Cersósimo, Eduardo Martinez Sturla, Clara Luz Lozano, Yuberbi de la Rosa, Javier Hermida, Génesis Buret,)
Sara and her nanny Yarisa have a relationship that seems to transcend their class condition but an accident will test their loyalty.
The Worst Person In The World The Worst Person In The World
The Worst Person In The World and Anaïs In Love
Catch The Fair One (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Josef Kubota Wladyka; Writer: Kali Reis, Josef Kubota Wladyka, Josef Kubota Wladyka; Stars: Kevin Dunn, Kimberly Guerrero, Lisa Emery, Daniel Henshall, Michael Drayer, Jonathan Kowalsky, Gerald Webb, Isabelle Chester, Tiffany Chu, Peter Johnson, Samantha Stack, Bill Smith, Jonathan Wilde, Christine Lauer, Elisabeth Manente)
A Native American boxer embarks on the fight of her life when she goes in search of her missing sister.
La Civil (Country: Belgium, Romania, Mexico; Year: 2021; Director: Teodora Mihai; Writer: Habacuc Antonio De Rosario, Teodora Mihai; Stars: Arcelia Ramírez, Álvaro Guerrero, Jorge A Jimenez, Ayelén Muzo, Daniel Garcia)
The story of a mother whose teenage daughter is kidnapped in Northern Mexico. When the authorities offer no support in the search, she takes matters into her own hands and transforms from housewife into a vengeful militant.
Dreaming Walls (Country: Belgium, France, Netherlands, Sweden; Year: 2022; Director: Maya Duverdier, Amélie van Elmbt; Writer: Maya Duverdier, Amélie van Elmbt)
Documents a critical juncture in the Chelsea Hotel's history, as it prepares to evict longtime residents and transform into a luxury hotel.
Everything Went Fine (Tout S'est Bien Passé) (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: François Ozon; Writer: François Ozon, based on the book by Emmanuèle Bernheim; Stars: Sophie Marceau, Charlotte Rampling, Hanna Schygulla, André Dussollier)
A father asks for help to die.
Farewell Amor (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Ekwa Msangi; Writer: Ekwa Msangi; Stars: Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine, Zainab Jah, Jayme Lawson, Joie Lee, Marcus Scribner, Nana Mensah)
Reunited after a 17-year separation, Walter, an Angolan immigrant, is joined in the US by his wife and teenage daughter. Now absolute strangers sharing a one-bedroom apartment, they discover a shared love of dance that may help overcome the emotional distance between them.
Zalava Zalava
Zalava and Silent Land
Futura (Country: Italy; Year: 2021; Director: Pietro Marcello, Francesco Munzi, Alice Rohrwacher; Writer: Pietro Marcello, Francesco Munzi, Alice Rohrwacher)
A portrait of Italy observed through the eyes of teenagers who talk about the places they live in and imagine themselves, torn between the opportunities that surround them, the dream of what they want to become, the fear of failing, the trials they hope to overcome.
The Girl And The Spider (Das Mädchen und die Spinne) (Country: Switzerland; Year: 2021; Director: Ramon Zürcher, Silvan Zürcher; Writer: Ramon Zürcher, Silvan Zürcher; Stars: Henriette Confurius, André Hennicke, Sabine Timoteo, Ursina Lardi, Liliane Amuat, Birte Schnöink, Dorian Heiniger, Dagna Litzenberger-Vinet, Flurin Giger, Ivan Georgiev, Lea Draeger, Margherita Schoch, Ella Gfeller, Yuna Andres, Philippe Schuler)
Tensions ebb and flow as a young woman moves apartment.
Good Madam (Mlungu Wam) (Country: South Africa; Year: 2021; Director: Jenna Cato Bass; Writer: Babalwa Baartman, Jenna Cato Bass, Chumisa Cosa; Stars: Chumisa Cosa, Nosipho Mtebe, Kamvalethu Jonas Raziya, Sanda Shandu, Khanyiso Kenqa)
A woman moves in with her estranged mother, who is a devoted servant to an elderly white woman in a house haunted by the spectre of South Africa's past.
The Hermit Of Treig (Country: UK; Year: 2022; Director: Lizzie MacKenzie; Stars: Ken Smith)
After 40 years of solitude, a spirited elderly hermit opens up his life to young director as he tackles ill health, a declining memory, and questions as to whether or not he can live out his last years in the wilderness he calls home.
Her Way (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Cécile Ducrocq; Writer: Cécile Ducrocq; Stars: Laure Calamy, Nissim Renard, Denis Simonetta)
Marie worked as a sex work­er for 20 years. To ensure her son’s future, Marie wants to pay for his stud­ies. She needs mon­ey, quickly.
Karmalink Karmalink
Karmalink and Ashgrove
Hive (Country: Kosovo, Switzerland, Macedonia, Albania; Year: 2021; Director: Blerta Basholli; Writer: Blerta Basholli; Stars: Yllka Gashi, Çun Lajçi, Aurita Agushi, Kumrije Hoxha, Adriana Matoshi, Kaona Sylejmani)
Fahrije’s husband has been missing since the war in Kosovo. She sets up her own small business to provide for her kids, but as she fights against a patriarchal society that does not support her, she faces a crucial decision: to wait for his return, or to continue to persevere.
Hold Your Fire (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Stefan Forbes; Writer: Stefan Forbes; Stars: Shuaib Raheem)
Reconstruction of a 1970s bungled robbery, told from different perspectives.
Hommage (Omaju) (Country: South Korea; Year: 2021; Director: Shin Su-won; Stars: Lee Jeong-eun, Kwon Hae-hyoTang Joon-sang)
A jobless female filmmaker is offered work restoring a film which ultimately reveals the struggles that have faced female directors in Korea.
Julia (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Julie Cohen, Betsy West; Stars: José Andrés, Julia Child, André Cointreau, Susy Davidson, Barbara Fairchild, Jane Friedman, Ina Garten, Charles Gibson, Danièle Mazet-Delpeuch, Russell Morash, Sara Moulton, Jacques Pepin, Alex Pirie, Alex Prud'homme, Ruth Reichl)
Documentary portrait of the influential TV chef.
Karmalink (Country: Cambodia, US; Year: 2021; Director: Jake Wachtel; Writer: Jake Wachtel, Christopher Larsen; Stars: Srey Leak Chhith, Leng Heng Prak, Sahajak Boonthanakit, Cindy Sirinya Bishop, Rous Mony, Sveng Socheata, Sokvan So, Sreng Chear, Samneang Chea, No Mo, Ty Li, Tommy Henderson, Rando Henderson, Savern Oum, Pisey Pen)
In a near-future world, a boy and his friend try to untangle the mystery of his past-life dreams.
Benediction Benediction
Benediction and Spy Kids
Love, Life And Goldfish (Sukutte Goran) (Country: Japan; Year: 2021; Director: Yukinori Makabe; Writer: Asumi Tsuchi, based on the manga by Noriko Otani; Stars: Nicole Ishida, Hayato Kakizawa, Naoki Kawano, Masuyasu Kitayana)
Makoto Kashiba is an elite bank clerk and works for a big bank at its Tokyo HQ. Due to a minor mistake, he is demoted to a small branch office in a country town. He is devastated by his situation. There, he meets beautiful Yoshino Ikoma, who runs a goldfish scooping store. Makoto falls in love with her at first sight.
Madeleine Collins (Country: France; Year: 2021; Director: Antoine Barraud; Writer: Antoine Barraud, Héléna Klotz; Stars: Virginie Efira, Quim Gutiérrez, Bruno Salomone, Jacqueline Bisset, François Rostain, Loïse Benguerel, Thomas Gioria, Valérie Donzelli, Nadav Lapid, Nathalie Boutefeu, Mona Walravens, Anne Lepla, Assouma Sow, Lorette Dugardin, Sofiane Felouki)
Judith manages a busy double life between Switzerland and France. On the one hand there's Abdel, with whom she has a little girl, and on the other Melvil, with whom she has two older boys. Gradually, this delicate balancing act starts to crack.
Maixabal (Country: Spain; Year: 2021; Director: Icíar Bollaín; Writer: Icíar Bollaín, Isa Campo; Stars: Blanca Portillo, Luis Tosar, María Cerezuela, Urko Olazabal)
11 years after her husband was killed by the Basque group ETA, Maixabel Lasa agrees to a request to meet one of the assassins who is in prison, in an attempt to find some kind of restorative justice.
McCurry: The Pursuit Of Colour (Country: UK; Year: 2021; Director: Denis Delestrac; Stars: Paul Theroux, Sharbat Gula, Anthony Bannon, Bruce Duffy, Robert Dannin)
Documentary about photographer Steve McCurry.
Mighty Flash (Destello Bravío) (Country: Spain; Year: 2021; Director: Ainhoa Rodríguez; Writer: Ainhoa Rodríguez; Stars: Guadalupe Gutiérrez, Carmen Valverde, Isabel María Mendoza, Guadalupe Gutiérrez, Carmen Valverde, Isabel María Mendoza)
Docufiction portrait of a community in Spain's Extremadura.
Rebel Dread Rebel Dread
Rebel Dread and La Civil
My Old School (Country: UK; Year: 2022; Director: Jono McLeod; Stars: Alan Cumming)
The astonishing true story of Scotland's most notorious imposter. It's 1993 and 16-year-old Brandon is the new kid in school. Soon he’s top of the class, acing exams and even taking the lead in the school musical. He’s the model pupil, until he's unmasked.
Nitram (Country: Australia; Year: 2021; Director: Justin Kurzel; Writer: Shaun Grant; Stars: Essie Davis, Caleb Landry Jones, Anthony LaPaglia, Judy Davis)
Events leading up to the 1996 Port Arthur massacre on Tasmania are explored in an attempt to understand why and how the atrocity occurred.
Nobody Has To Know (Country: France, Belgium, UK; Year: 2021; Director: Bouli Lanners; Writer: Bouli Lanners; Stars: Michelle Fairley, Bouli Lanners, Cal MacAninch, Clovis Cornillac, Julian Glover, Andrew Still)
Not Going Quietly (Year: 2020; Director: Nicholas Bruckman; Writer: Nicholas Bruckman, Amanda Roddy)
An intimate, inspiring look at activist and loving father Ady Barkan, diagnosed with ALS at age 32 and who, in spite of declining physical abilities, embarks on a nationwide campaign for healthcare reform.
Olga (Country: France, Switzerland, Ukraine; Year: 2021; Director: Elie Grappe; Writer: Raphaëlle Desplechin, Elie Grappe; Stars: Stéphanie Chuat, Aleksandr Mavrits, Philippe Schuler, Bernd Würch)
2013. A 15-year-old gymnast is torn between Switzerland - where she is training for the European Championship in preparation for the Olympics - and Ukraine, where her mother is a journalist, reporting on Euromaidan unrest.
Red Rocket Red Rocket
Red Rocket and The Girl And The Spider
One Take Grace (Country: South Africa; Year: 2021; Director: Lindiwe Matshikiza; Writer: Mothiba Grace Bapela, Lindiwe Matshikiza, Masello Motana; Stars: Mothiba Grace Bapela)
A collection of experimental audiovisual poems documenting and interpreting the life of an actor and domestic worker.
Prayers For The Stolen (Noche De Fuego) (Country: Mexico; Year: 2021; Director: Tatiana Huezo; Writer: Tatiana Huezo; Stars: Mayra Batalla, Norma Pablo, Olivia Lagunas)
Life in a town at war seen through the eyes of three young girls on the path to adolescence.
The Prison In 12 Landscapes (The Prison In Twelve Landscapes) (Country: Canada, US; Year: 2016; Director: Brett Story; Writer: Brett Story; Stars: Charisse Davidson, Lyndon B Johnson)
A film about the prison from the places we least expect to find it.
Rebellion (Beyond The Emergency) (Country: UK; Year: 2021; Director: Maia Kenworthy, Elena Sánchez Bellot)
A documentary about a group of ordinary people stop playing by the rules, embracing civil disobedience and sounding the alarm for climate breakdown.
Rebel Dread (Country: UK; Year: 2020; Director: William E Badgley; Writer: William E Badgley; Stars: Don Letts, Jazzie B, Norman Jay, Mick Jones, Jeanette Lee, John Lydon, Grant Marshall)
The story of Don Letts, the iconic cultural mover and shaker, filmmaker, musician and raconteur.
My Old School My Old School
My Old School and Blue Moon
Red Rocket (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Sean Baker; Writer: Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch; Stars: Simon Rex, Suzanna Son, Bree Elrod, Brenda Deiss, Ethan Darbone)
A washed-up ex-porn star tries to get his life back together in his hometown, sparking trouble for those in his orbit.
Ride The Wave (Country: UK; Year: 2021; Director: Martyn Robertson; Writer: Martyn Robertson)
A teenage Scottish surfing champ prepares to ride a dangerous Irish big wave.
Spy Kids (Country: US; Year: 2001; Director: Robert Rodriguez; Writer: Robert Rodriguez; Stars: Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Alan Cumming, Alexa Vega, Daryl Sabara, Tony Shalhoub, Robert Patrick)
The children of retired spies carry on the work in secret to save the world.
Silent Land (Country: Poland, Czech Republic, Italy; Year: 2021; Director: Agnieszka Woszczynska; Writer: Piotr Litwin, Piotr Litwin, Agnieszka Woszczynska; Stars: Dobromir Dymecki, Agnieszka Zulewska, Jean-Marc Barr, Alma Jodorowsky, Marcello Romolo, Claudio Bigagli, Elvis Esposito, Gennaro Iaccarino, Ibrahim Keshk, Cezary Kosinski)
A couple find their relationship going south after a trip to an Italian holiday home begins to be fraught with problems.
Superior (Country: US; Year: 2021; Director: Erin Vassilopoulos; Writer: Erin Vassilopoulos, Alessandra Mesa; Stars: Alessandra Mesa, Ani Mesa, Pico Alexander, Jake Hoffman, Stanley Simons)
On the run, Marian returns to her hometown in upstate New York to hide out with her estranged identical twin sister, Vivian. Struggling to put the past behind her, Marian lies about the reason for her return, leaving her sister in the dark until their two worlds begin to collide.
Madeleine Collins Madeleine Collins
Madeleine Collins and Nitram
Sweet Sixteen (Sweet 16) (Country: UK; Year: 2002; Director: Ken Loach; Writer: Paul Laverty; Stars: Martin Compston, William Ruane, Annmarie Fulton, Michelle Coulter, Michelle Abercromby, Gary McCormack, Tommy McKee)
Scottish teenager becomes drug dealer to give his mum, who is in jail, a proper home.
Three Floors (Tre Piani) (Country: Italy, France; Year: 2021; Director: Nanni Moretti; Writer: Nanni Moretti, Federica Pontremoli and Valia Santella, based on the book by Eshkol Nevo; Stars: Anna Bonaiuto, Riccardo Scamarcio, Alba Rohrwacher, Margherita Buy, Nanni Moretti, Denise Tantucci)
The story of three families living in three apartments in the same bourgeois condominium.
Tigers (Country: Sweden; Year: 2020; Director: Ronnie Sandahl; Writer: Ronnie Sandahl, based on the autobiography by Martin Bengtsson; Stars: Erik Enge, Alfred Enoch, Frida Gustavsson, Liv Mjönes, Johannes Kuhnke)
The story of young footballer Martin Bengtsson and his time at Inter Milan.
True Things (Country: UK; Year: 2021; Director: Harry Wootliff; Writer: Deborah Kay Davies, Molly Davies, Harry Wootliff; Stars: Ruth Wilson, Tom Burke, Tom Weston-Jones, Hayley Squires, Elizabeth Rider, Melissa Neal, Robert Goodman, Chris Brazier, Malik Blumenthal, Ram Gupta, Max Bispham, Karol Steele, Jordan John, Nathan Ampofo, Charlie Heptinstall)
Kate is sleepwalking through life when a chance sexual encounter with a charismatic stranger awakens her.
Vortex (Country: France, Belgium, Monaco; Year: 2021; Director: Gaspar Noé; Writer: Gaspar Noé; Stars: Dario Argento, Alex Lutz, Françoise Lebrun)
Drama focused on a handful of dark days in the lives of an elderly couple in Paris.
Carajita Carajita
Carajita and Women Do Cry
Wake Up Punk (Country: UK; Year: 2022; Director: Joe Corré; Stars: Vivienne Westwood, Joe Corré, Ben Westwood, Jordan)
A documentary exploring the legacy of punk and questioning its latter-day commercial influences.
Where Is Anne Frank? (Country: Belgium, France, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Israel; Year: 2021; Director: Ari Folman; Writer: Anne Frank; Stars: Emily Carey, Ruby Stokes, Nell Barlow, Skye Bennett, Sebastian Croft, Stewart Scudamore, Emily Carey, Ruby Stokes, Nell Barlow, Skye Bennett, Sebastian Croft, Stewart Scudamore)
Kitty, Anne Frank’s imaginary friend and who her diary was dedicated, wakes up in the near future and embarks on a journey to find Anne, who she believes is still alive.
Wild Men (Country: Denmark; Year: 2021; Director: Thomas Daneskov; Writer: Thomas Daneskov, Morten Pape; Stars: Rasmus Bjerg, Zaki Youssef, Sofie Gråbøl, Bjørn Sundquist)
A man in the throes of a mid-life crisis who has decided to try to live like his Viking ancestors unwittingly befriends a robber on the run.
Women Do Cry (Country: Bulgaria, France; Year: 2021; Director: Vesela Kazakova, Mina Mileva; Writer: Bilyana Kazakova, Vesela Kazakova, Mina Mileva; Stars: Maria Bakalova, Vesela Kazakova, Bilyana Kazakova)
A family full of women in a society where 'gender' is not a familiar word.
The Worst Person In The World (Verdens Verste Menneske) (Country: Norway, France, Sweden; Year: 2021; Director: Joachim Trier; Writer: Joachim Trier, Eskil Vogt; Stars: Anders Danielsen Lie, Renate Reinsve, Herbert Nordrum)
Four years in the life of Julie, a young woman who navigates the troubled waters of her love life and struggles to find her career path, leading her to take a realistic look at who she really is.
Angry Young Men Angry Young Men
Angry Young Men and The Blind Man Who Did Not Want To See Titanic
Yuni (Country: Indonesia, France, Singapore, Australia; Year: 2021; Director: Kamila Andini; Writer: Kamila Andini, Prima Rusdi; Stars: Arawinda Kirana, Asmara Abigail, Sekar Sari)
In her last year of secondary school, a bright Indonesian student is determined to pursue her education and resist getting married, despite the expectations of her community.
Zalava (Country: Iran; Year: 2021; Director: Arsalan Amiri; Writer: Arsalan Amiri, Tahmineh Bahramalian, Ida Panahandeh; Stars: Navid Pourfaraj, Pouria Rahimi Sam, Baset Rezaei, Hoda Zeinolabedin, Navid Pourfaraj, Pouria Rahimi Sam, Baset Rezaei, Hoda Zeinolabedin)
In 1978, the inhabitants of a small village claim there is a demon among them. When sergeant arrests the exorcist, the villagers fear and anger escalates.

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