Glasgow Film Festival opens

Hail Caesar! hits six screens.

by Jennie Kermode

Scarlett Johansson in Hail Caesar!
Scarlett Johansson in Hail Caesar! Photo: Universal Pictures/Courtesy Berlinale

The 12th Glasgow Film Festival opened its doors tonight with all three screens at the recently refurbished GFT sold out for simultaneous showings of the Coen brothers' Hail Caesar!. This was the film's UK première and it attracted so much interest that a further three screenings are taking place later in the night. Staff dressed as centurions escorted the festival's directors as they arrived to introduce the film and talk about what else festival attendees can look forward to. The red carpet was out and stars like Kelly MacDonald took the time to greet fans.

This year the festival has its strongest line-up yet, including a number of world premières, some of which have already sold out. Guests scheduled to attend include Richard Gere, Ben Wheatley, Peter Greenaway, Kate Dickie and festival stalwart Mark Millar.

The festival will run until 28 February and we'll be bringing you in-depth coverage here throughout.

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