Music On Screen

God Help the Girl

Year 2014
Runtime 111 mins
Language English
Subtitles No
Canadian Premiere

In this winsome, music-filled love-letter to Glasgow, a trio of friends set out to create the perfect pop band.

When Eve (Emily Browning, Sucker Punch) tries to restart her life following a series of mental health issues, she finds salvation in song-writing. With the help of a pair of musician friends, Eve spends a memorable summer learning to find her true voice while navigating a rocky love triangle. Will Eve finally notice the shy, bespectacled James (Olly Alexander, Enter the Void) as he admires her from across the stage? Will her personal problems come back to haunt her? Against the backdrop of Glasgow's sunny parks and cluttered cafes, the ragtag trio sing and dance their way through sugar-sweet pop songs with a wry sensibility.

Written and directed by Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch, God Help the Girl is a charming musical for modern times. SUNDANCE SPECIAL JURY PRIZE (WORLD CINEMA).


United Kingdom
World Cinema Dramatic Special Jury Award for Ensemble Performance - Sundance Film Festival 2014
Berlin International Film Festival 2014, Seattle International Film Festival 2014, Sundance Film Festival 2014
Stuart Murdoch
Executive Producer
Chris Curling, Chris Faulls, Steve Milne, Phil Robertson
Barry Mendel
Stuart Murdoch
Giles Nuttgens
David Arthur
Olly Alexander, Hannah Murray, Pierre Boulanger