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- God Help the Girl
Stuart Murdoch from Belle & Sebastian made a delightful movie called God Help the Girl based on the musical project for female voices of the same title. Set in Glasgow and shot on 16mm, it stars Olly Alexander as a pop-music-obsessed abandoned rabbit of a lifeguard, Emily Browning as a singer on the run from a mental health facility, and Hannah Murray (Skins & Game of Thrones) as their posh friend. They dress up in cute clothes, pine for each other, and form a chamber pop band, all of which occasion regular bursts into song for dreamy musical numbers. The preciousness of it all is balanced by little currents of melancholy.
It has only one more screening at the Seattle International Film Festival on Tuesday at 7:00 pm at SIFF Cinema Uptown.