Glasgow Film Festival 2011

A series of challenging new films from Scotland, exploring contemporary issues and looking back into the country's past; plus a rare chance to see some classic shorts. Look out for You Instead, filmed over five days at T In The Park, which looks set to be one of this year's hottest home-grown romcoms.

View other Glasgow Film Festival Films by strand: Best Of British, Beyond Bollywood, Ceol's Craic, European Cinema, Fashion In Film, FrightFest, Galas, Ginger Rogers Retrospective, It's a Wonderful World, Meryl Streep Retrospective, Music and Film, Out of the Past, Short Film Festival, Stranger Than Fiction, Superheroes in Glasgow, The Stasi Are Among Us, The State Of Independents, Youth Film Festival


Contemporary Days and You Instead
About A Band (Country: UK; Year: 2010; Director: Jim Hickey; Stars: Ian McCalman, Phil Cunningham)
A documentary exploring the many stories behind the Columcille Ceilidh Band, many of whose members have achived musical success despite struggling with learning disabilities.
The Bowler And The Bunnet (Country: UK; Year: 1967; Director: Sean Connery)
The story of Govan's shipyards, the remarkable things they built, and what they meant to the local community.
Contemporary Days (Contemporary Days: The Designs of Lucienne & Robin Day) (Country: UK; Year: 2009; Director: Murray Grigor; Stars: Robin Day, Lucienne Day)
A documentary exploring the lives and careers of two of Britain's most influential modernist artists and designers, whose iconic work inspired a generation.
Island (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: Elizabeth Mitchell, Brek Taylor; Writer: Elizabeth Mitchell, based on the book by Jane Rogers.; Stars: Natalie Press, Colin Morgan, Janet McTeer)
A troubled young woman travels to an island intending to confront and perhaps kill the mother who abandoned her as a baby, but what she finds is very different from what she had expected.
You Instead (Country: UK; Year: 2011; Director: David Mackenzie; Writer: Thomas Leveritt; Stars: Luke Treadaway, Natalia Tena, Kari Corbett, Sophie Wu, Gavin Mitchell), Official Site
An indie singer and the star of a big US rock band are accidentally handcuffed together at the T In The Park music festival outside Glasgow, leading to frustration, conflict and, gradually, romance.
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