Skip to main content

The Fiancée

UK, 1999 (MIFF 2000, Fiction)

Director: Alex Harvey

Zabeen has the mind of a child, but the body of a woman. She lives in a remote coastal town where her days are spent taking care of her dog, Dizzy, and waiting for something to happen. Unexpectedly, a young man on a motorbike enters her fantasy world, bringing the promise of romantic love. The film's austere and beautiful landscapes frame a poetic portrait of an unlikely heroine.

See also...

Mrs Buchan

Mrs Buchan has had a revelation that will gain her and her followers salvation as Doomsday approaches. Her faith is shaken when a rebellious Buchanite has a revelation of his own. A black comedy ... More »

Gooseberries Don’t Dance

A successful middle-aged businesswoman receives a letter from a childhood friend who grew up to be a murderer. Tension mounts on her journey to visit him at a mental institution, bringing back ... More »

Hungry

Gregory is a fat, lonely tele-sales expert who never leaves the sanctuary of his flat. His days are an endless cycle of sales-speak, junk TV and binge-eating. His only physical contact with the ... More »

Wildlife

A short film about love, Wildlife is a journey into dream territory, mixing Celtic mythology, Shanghai pop, and modern mysticism. Drama and dance combine in this poignant story about a young man who ... More »

Somersault

Somersault touches an emotional nerve with such sensitivity and control that after 14 minutes you'll want to reach out to the mother and daughter and tell them that everything is going to be ... More »

Big Daddy

When Marlon arrives at a juvenile prison, his rap rhymes elicit a strong and violent response from Gavin, a neurotic bully. The jealous Gavin conspires to silence him, leading to a battle of wills ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director