Five years ago, Stuart Murdoch of Belle and Sebastian released the debut LP from God Help the Girl, a musical project he wrote specifically for female vocalists. Now, Murdoch has realized the full splendor of the story in his directorial debut. God Help the Girl had its award-winning premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and will see wide release in the UK come August 16th. (No American release is currently set.)
Starring Emily Browning, Hannah Murray, and Olly Alexander, the story follows three young Glaswegians as they form a band over one glorious summer. Watch the trailer, which quite clearly demonstrates how Murdoch’s well-established aesthetic translates to film, below.