2020 SBIFF Feature Films (G-M)

Gipsy Queen

Gipsy Queen

Young Ali has the heart of a lioness, is proud, and doesn‘t complain. As a cleaner in Hamburg‘s famous “Ritze“ underground club, she works herself to the bone for her two children. Yet deep within her heart Ali carries a wound. After she became an unmarried mother in...

Golda

Golda

Shortly before her passing, Golda Meir was interviewed for Israeli television. After shooting ended, the cameras kept rolling, recording an intimate talk with the first and only woman to ever rule Israel. As she lit one cigarette after the other, Golda spoke freely,...

Greed

Greed

This needle-sharp satire rips open the contract that offers cheap clothes to buyers, vast wealth to owners, and punishing conditions to workers at the coal face of fast fashion. London-based billionaire Richard McCreadie (Steve Coogan) is preparing for a lavish...

Gutterbee

Gutterbee

GUTTERBEE is a character-driven comedy about friendship and sausage--the German sausage, that is. Set in small-town America, it’s a story about two men who are hopeless dreamers and who join forces in a quest to erect the ultimate German sausage restaurant: the...

Hope Gap

Hope Gap

Featuring brilliant performances from Bill Nighy and four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening, this exquisite drama will resonate with anyone who has ever navigated the choppy waters of long-term love.Grace and Edward have been together for 33 years. To celebrate the...

I Was, I Am, I Will Be (Es gibt das gesprochene Wort)

I Was, I Am, I Will Be (Es gibt das gesprochene Wort)

Opposite worlds collide when Baran, a Turkish gigolo, meets Marion, a German pilot, on the beaches of the Turkish coastal resort of Marmaris. In his pursuit of a better life in Europe, Baran convinces Marion to take him back to Germany, but what starts as an...

If Only (Magari)

If Only (Magari)

Magari is a sentimental comedy, the story of three siblings, Alma, Jean, and Sebastiano who live in Paris with their Russian-Orthodox mother. They are sent off for the holidays to their absent, unconventional, and completely broke Italian father Carlo, who has no idea...

Invisible Life (A vida invisível de Eurídice Gusmão)

Invisible Life (A vida invisível de Eurídice Gusmão)

The year is 1950. Classical piano prodigy Eurídice dreams of studying at the Vienna Conservatory. Her sister, Guida, however, is the first of the siblings to make it to Europe, albeit fleetingly: after having eloped with a Greek sailor, Guida soon returns to Rio de...

James vs. His Future Self

James vs. His Future Self

In this sci-fi comedy, young scientist James (Jonas Chernick) finds his life turned upside down when he's visited by his crotchety future self (HOME ALONE's Daniel Stern) who tries to talk him out of creating time travel. But when younger James won't go along with the...

Kosher Beach

Kosher Beach

It’s only a half hour drive from Bnei-Brak, a closed Orthodox city, to Tel Aviv’s shore. But for the women going there it’s light years away. “The Kosher Beach” is a gated and secluded 100-meter-long strip of beach with dedicated days for women and men to bathe...

Kuessipan

Kuessipan

Two girls grow up as best friends in an Innu community. While Mikuan has a loving family, Shaniss is picking up the pieces of her shattered childhood. As children, they promised each other to stick together no matter what. But as they grow older, issues of race and...

Land of Ashes (Ceniza Negra)

Land of Ashes (Ceniza Negra)

After the sudden disappearance of her only motherly figure, thirteen-year-old Selva is left to take care of her grandfather who doesn't want to live. Between shadows and wild games in her coastal town in Costa Rica, she must decide if she will help her grandfather...

Lane 4 (Raia 4)

Lane 4 (Raia 4)

Amanda, a 12 year-old swimmer, finds comfort only underneath the water. Lacking her parents' attention, swimming is the only thing she has. Priscila, the star of her team, becomes her opponent – in the pool and in life. A subtle power game begins.Directed by Emiliano...

Leaving Afghanistan (Bratstvo)

Leaving Afghanistan (Bratstvo)

At the end of the Soviet-Afghan war, the USSR begins its withdrawal from Afghanistan. Soviet General Vasiliev's son, a pilot named Alexander, gets kidnapped by the mujahideen after his airplane crashes. As a result, the 108th Motor Rifle Division's long-awaited return...

Liberté: A Call to Spy

Liberté: A Call to Spy

In the beginning of WWII, with Britain becoming desperate, Churchill orders his new spy agency -- the Special Operations Executive (SOE) -- to recruit and train women as spies. Their daunting mission: conduct sabotage and build a resistance. SOE’s “spymistress”...

Lina from Lima (Lina de Lima)

Lina from Lima (Lina de Lima)

At once a delightful renovation of the musical comedy and a timely examination of the realities of migrant labour, the inventive debut feature tackles weighty themes with a light touch and a saucy sense of humour. It's been 10 years since Lina left Peru to work in...

Lost Transmissions

Lost Transmissions

Hannah, a shy songwriter, discovers that her friend, respected record producer Theo Ross, has lapsed on his medication for schizophrenia. Hannah rallies a group of friends to help commit Theo to a psychiatric facility, chasing him as he outruns his colorful delusions...

Love Beats (La Banda)

Love Beats (La Banda)

When he returns for his brother's wedding after years away from his hometown in Spain, Edu, a young musician living in London, experiences a sense of strangeness and nostalgia, leaving him feeling like he's on the outside looking in. His monotonous life in dreary...

Man in the Field: The Life and Art of Jim Denevan

Man in the Field: The Life and Art of Jim Denevan

MAN IN THE FIELD profiles pioneering American multimedia artist and chef Jim Denevan, founder of Outstanding in the Field, a radical alternative to the conventional dining experience. The film reveals the personal and circumstantial struggles behind Jim's myriad and...

Master Cheng (Mestari Cheng)

Master Cheng (Mestari Cheng)

Following the death of his wife, professional chef Cheng travels with his young son to a remote village in Finland to connect with an old Finnish friend he once met in Shanghai. Upon arrival, nobody in the village seems to know his friend, but local café owner Sirkka...

Medicating Normal

Medicating Normal

Millions of American are physically dependent on, not heroin or cocaine, but commonly prescribed psychiatric drugs. While these drugs can provide effective short-term relief, pharmaceutical companies have hidden -- from both doctors and patients -- their dangerous...

Memories of Murder

Memories of Murder

In 1986, in the province of Gyunggi in South Korea, a second young and beautiful woman is raped and murdered. Detective Park Doo-Man and Detective Cho Yong-koo, investigate the murder using brutality and torture, without any practical result. Then Detective Seo...

Mentors – Tony and Santi

Mentors – Tony and Santi

From FUGITIVE director Andrew Davis comes MENTORS - TONY & SANTI, an intimate portrayal of two renowned photographers and their longtime personal and professional relationships. From Tony’s time as a combat photographer under General Patton in the 83rd Infantry...

Mosh

Mosh

Mosh, a sixteen-year-old dancer, lives in the slums with her mother and her cousin Geronimo, an aspiring rapper. As her mother’s health worsens and Geronimo gets in trouble with dangerous people, an unexpected visit changes the family‘s fortunes.Directed by Juan...

Mother

Mother

Hye-ja is a single mom to 27-year-old Do-joon, her son being her raison d'être. Though an adult in years, Do-joon is naïve and dependent on his mother and a constant source of anxiety, often behaving in ways that are foolish or simply dangerous. Walking home alone one...

My Friend Fela (Meu Amigo Fela)

My Friend Fela (Meu Amigo Fela)

This new perspective on the Nigerian musician Fela Kuti counters the most often portrayed narrative of Fela "as an eccentric African pop idol of the ghetto," according to director Joel Zito Araújo. The complexity of Fela's life is unraveled through the eyes of his...

My Life (Mi Vida)

My Life (Mi Vida)

Recently retired hairdresser Lou decides it is time to make a longtime dream come true. She sells her hair salon and is off to Spain to learn the language. Inspired by a new sense of freedom and encouraged by her teacher and new friend Andrea, she decides to move...

My Life as a Comedian (En komikers uppväxt)

My Life as a Comedian (En komikers uppväxt)

Few films examine the heartbreak of early adolescence with the nuance of Rojda Sekersöz's powerful MY LIFE AS A COMEDIAN. The film is told in flashback by comedian Juha Lindstrom, widely trumpeted as a defender of the downtrodden, reflecting on his youth. The subject...

The Good One (La volta buona)

The Good One (La volta buona)

At 60, Bartolomeo has left a career as a sports attorney, his personal life in shambles. He has a gambling problem, causing him to lose both his money and his family. Now he spends his days in the suburban soccer fields searching for the new Maradona, with no luck....

The Goya Murders (El asesino de los caprichos)

The Goya Murders (El asesino de los caprichos)

Two female police detectives follow the trail of a mysterious serial killer who chooses his victims among wealthy art collectors in Madrid. The killer amplifies his gruesome crimes by using the bodies of his victims to reproduce scenes from a famous series of drawings...

The Grand Unified Theory of Howard Bloom

The Grand Unified Theory of Howard Bloom

Howard Bloom spent much of the 1970s and ’80s as the publicist for iconic musicians, including Michael Jackson, Prince, Joan Jett, Run DMC, and Aerosmith. When a rare disease left him housebound for 15 years, Bloom reinvented himself as an author, publishing several...

The Host

The Host

Gang-du works at a food-stand on the banks of the Han River. Dozing on the job, he is awakened by his daughter, Hyun-seo, who is angry with him for missing a teacher-parent meeting at school. As Gang-du walks out to the riverbank, he notices that a large crowd of...

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

In 15th-century France, the evil archdeacon of Notre Dame is Claude Frollo (Sir Cedric Hardwicke). Under his command is a deformed hunchback, Quasimodo (Charles Laughton), who is instructed to capture the gypsy Esmeralda (Maureen O'Hara), the object of Frollo's...

The Lafayette Escadrille

The Lafayette Escadrille

With over 40 locations filmed in France, more than 20 interviews, and never-before-seen photographs and stories, THE LAFAYETTE ESPADRILLE tells the true story of the 38 Americans who volunteered to fly for France in World War I. They were all types—some Ivy League...

The Last Mountain (Ostatnia góra)

The Last Mountain (Ostatnia góra)

K2 is one of only 14 mountains on Earth higher than 8,000m (26,247ft) tall, and it is the only one that has never been climbed in the winter. With extraordinary footage, this film tells the true story of the winter 2018 climbing attempt of K2. The expedition was led...

The Marijuana Conspiracy

The Marijuana Conspiracy

In 1972, a group of young women took part in an outlandish scientific study to measure the effects of marijuana on women. It began as fun, like a hippie camp: get paid to smoke weed and make some easy cash. The young women thrived and excelled at their given tasks...

The Mayor of Rione Sanità (Il sindaco del Rione Sanità)

The Mayor of Rione Sanità (Il sindaco del Rione Sanità)

Mario Martone brings Eduardo De Filippo’s play Il Sindaco del Rione Sanità to the big screen, a story the director sets in the present day, using the text as an opportunity to continue to investigate reality. The protagonist, Antonio Barracano, is a “man of honor” who...

The Mustangs: America’s Wild Horses

The Mustangs: America’s Wild Horses

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Philipps says, "The wild horse is so ingrained in the American imagination that even for those who have never seen one know what it stands for: fierce independence, unbridled freedom, the bedrock ideals of the nation. From car...

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