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God Help the Girl

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Director: Stuart Murdoch

Screenwriters: Stuart Murdoch

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World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Ensemble Performance



Eve is a catastrophe—low on self-esteem but high on fantasy, especially when it comes to music. Over the course of one Glasgow summer, she meets two similarly rootless souls: posh Cass and fastidious James, and together they form a group.

In God Help the Girl, first-time writer/director Stuart Murdoch creates a poignant coming-of-age story that doubles as an indie-pop musical. The project began as a suite of songs, written while Murdoch was in between records and tours as lead singer of Belle and Sebastian. He nurtured it for nearly a decade into a fully formed film, set in the bohemian fantasia of Glasgow's West End, which is populated by mods, rockers, and emo kids who sing and dance. With its mix of memorable songs and strong lead performances, God Help the Girl is sure to stick with you.

— J.K.

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