Film: Five things to see at the Scottish Queer International Film Festival

Our film critic picks highlights from this year's SQIFF

Signature Move is the closing film of SQIFF
Signature Move is the closing film of SQIFF


Built around footage shot in 1992 by co-director Catherine Gund, this documentary portrait of the late Chavela Vargas, right, promises an intimate look of the legendary Costa Rican/Mexican singer who counted Frieda Kahlo among her many lovers and Pedro Almodóvar among her biggest fans.

Glasgow Film Theatre, 28 September, 8:30pm

Play the Devil

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Writer/director/producer Maria Gava’s Trinidad and Tobago-set drama revolves around a gifted 18-year-old student whose future is thrown into disarray when an older businessman forms an obsession with him.

CCA, Glasgow, 28 September, 6:15pm

Looking Awry: Representations of Bisexual Desire on Screen

Trawling through classic Hollywood films to underground cinema, this special event looks at the ways in which bisexuality has been tackled in movies.

CCA, 30 September, 12:45pm

Women Who Kill

This award-winning debut for writer/director/producer/star Ingrid Jungermann follows former couple Morgan (Jungermann) and Jean (Ann Carr) as their ongoing relationship hosting their titular true-crime podcast in Brooklyn takes a strange turn when Morgan falls for someone who might actually fit the ‘Women Who Kill’ bill.

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CCA, 29 September, 6pm

Signature Move

Drawing comparisons with Desiree Akhavan’s excellent Appropriate Behaviour, SQIFF’s closing-night film revolves around Zayneb, a semi-closeted Pakistani-American lawyer (played by co-writer Fawzia Mirza) who’s trying to balance life caring for her widowed mother with the demands of her job, a new relationship and a side-career as a wrestler, inset.

CCA, 1 October, 8:30pm