Dream teams at the Glasgow Film Festival

"Chemistry is everything," says festival director.

by Jennie Kermode

Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra - part of the Dream Teams strand
Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra - part of the Dream Teams strand

The first strand announcements have been made for February's Glasgow Film Festival, and perfect screen pairings are at the forefront. "Chemistry is everything when it comes to creating the perfect screen couple: when audiences sense that electricity they want to see it again and again," said festival director Allan Hunter. "Dream Teams on the Silver Screen celebrates the very finest Hollywood duos, individuals who made cinema history together in unforgettable classics."

Expect to see pairings like Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton; Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers; Doris Day and Rock Hudson; and Paul Newman and Robert Redford. All films in this strand will be free, though if previous events are anything to go by, you'll need to book early. Tickets will become available in January.

This year's country focus will be on Argentina, with Roads To The South featuring some of the best recent work to emerge from the new realist tradition there.

The festival will also incorporate a two day long industry seminar introducing filmmakers from around the world to funders. BFI Head of UK Audiences Ben Luxford said that he hopes it will be an opportunity to create new collaborations that will be of great benefit to the Scottish and wider UK industries.

One of the festival's best loved segments, Frightfest, will return once again, with the London-based team bringing along some of their favourite films from the past year's events plus a couple of new ones - and a lot of guests.

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