Populaire opened the Glasgow Film Festival Populaire opened the Glasgow Film Festival

Back for its ninth year, the Glasgow Film Festival continues to go from strength to strength. Opening with César-nominated French romcom Populaire and closing with Joss Whedon introducing his new take on Much Ado About Nothing, it includes several UK premieres and a host of special events and parties. There are thrills and chills from Frightfest, there's comic fan fun from Kapow@GFF, there's a treasure hunt and a cinematic tour of the city, and even the chance to watch Jaws on a boat. All this plus a James Cagney retrospective, the best new cinema from Brazil and a focus on the work of female directors. The main festival opens on Valentine's Day but before that you can catch the Short Film Festival and Youth Film Festival.

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The Final Member
The Final Member
The owner of the Icelandic Phallological Museum, the world's foremost penis collection, considers which of two volunteers should provide him with a human specimen.
The Day Of The Crows
The Day Of The Crows
Animated story of a boy who leads a wild existence deep in the forest until the day he discovers civilised life in a neighbouring village and meets a girl who lives there.
Museum Hours
Museum Hours
A museum attendant shows a Canadian visitor the sights of Vienna and in the process falls in love with it all over again.
The Deflowering Of Eva Van End
The Deflowering Of Eva Van End
The arrival of a handsome exchange student causes a troubled family to come apart at the seams.
From Up On Poppy Hill
From Up On Poppy Hill
A new friendship and the prospect of romance are thrown into disarray by a shocking revelation.
Cloud Atlas
Cloud Atlas
The story of souls across the centuries.
The Artist And The Model
The Artist And The Model
An elderly sculptor, tired of life and mankind’s folly, rediscovers the desire to work again, thanks to the arrival of a young Spanish woman who has escaped from a refugee camp.
Spring Breakers
Spring Breakers
Four college students form an unlikely allegiance with a drug dealer.
Wadjda
Wadjda
A young Saudi girl who will stop at nothing to earn enough money to buy the bicycle she craves.
Looking For Hortense
Looking For Hortense
The life of a tired academic becomes suddenly moe complicated after his wife asks him to pull strings to help a Serbian woman who is facing deportation.
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Glasgow Film Festival Features

Making Kuma
Umut Dag on the surprise success of his first feature.
Politics of youth
Olivier Assayas on rebellion and commitment in Something In The Air.
The nature of art
Fernando Trueba and Aida Folch talk about The Artist And The Model.
How The Gatekeepers opened up
Dror Moreh on documenting the opinions of six former Shin Bet chiefs.
From Buffy to the bard
Joss Whedon talks about adapting Shakespeare in Much Ado About Nothing.
Awakening sleeping beauties
Marco Bellocchio on real life and fairy tales in Dormant Beauty.
Audrey's stroll on the dark side
The star of Amélie on a new direction as Thérèse Desqueyroux
Achieving The Look Of Love
Director Michael Winterbottom on his Paul Raymond biopic.
North star
Nick Higgins reveals the story behind We Are Northern Lights.
Maison d'être
Director François Ozon on In The House, teachers and falling in love.
A sense of Place
Derek Cianfrance on The Place Beyond The Pines
Catching a Gosling on The Place Beyond The Pines
Ryan Gosling on tattoos, shame, chasing geese and How To Catch A Monster
Creating The Place Beyond The Pines
Eva Mendes on the methods behind Derek Cianfrance's movie.
Inside Shell
Scott Graham on his dad/daughter drama.
Top Gere
Nicholas Jarecki talks about Arbitrage, big-name casts, power and corruption.
Going out with a bang
GFF days 10 & 11: Joss Whedon, Eli Roth, Joan Of Arc and a shot to the heart.
Fantasy, fright and fiction
GFF days 8 & 9: big stars, big launches and big screen games.
Playing the game
Game Of Thrones on the big screen.
Marvels of Mars
GFF days 6 & 7: Steve Niles, Steven Sterlacchini, Alex Salmond and the terrors of the deep.
Glasgow on screen
Nicola Balkind on her new book about the cinema-loving city.
Going underground
GFF days 4 & 5: James D'Arcy, daleks and the secret of the subway.
True north
GFF Days 2 & 3: Nick Higgins, James Cosmo, Billy Connolly and (not) dying at the end.
Young love
GFF Day 1: Youthful antics, Populaire, Pollyanna McIntosh and John C Reilly.
Questions of belief
Cosmina Stratan speaks about pressure, body language, the script, and costumes during the filming of Beyond The Hills, Romania's official entry for the 2013 Foreign Language Oscars.
A vision of Blancanieves
Pablo Berger on fairy tales, cinema and misbehaving roosters.
Going beyond
Cristina Flutur speaks about fearlessness, theater, the number of sins, and a magical spot on a sweater.
Putting animator in the doc
Brad Bernstein and Rick Cikowski talk about making Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story
Nicole Kidman talks 'Swamp Barbie'
The Paperboy actress on white shoes, authentic costumes and Lee Daniels' latest film.

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