The 16th edition of the Glasgow Film Festival runs from February 26 to March 8 and includes a retrospective dedicated to dystopian cinema and a country focus on Iceland. It opened with Alice Winocour's Proxima and features nine world premieres. Special guests have included George Mackay, Simon Bird, Emily Beecham, Celia Imrie and Bill Paterson.

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James Vs His Future Self
James Vs His Future Self
Hyperactive nerd James is obsessed with making time-travel a reality. Then some old dude pops up urging him to ditch that dream and embrace a normal life.
In The Quarry
In The Quarry
A summer afternoon, an abandoned quarry, four friends. An interpellative thriller about gender violence.
Three Summers
Three Summers
A housekeeper takes care of a luxury holiday home for a wealthy family. She tries to branch out on her own by starting a snack bar, but when a financial scandal engulfs the family, she is left to look after the grand patriarch with only the other house staff for company.
Those That, At A Distance, Resemble Another
Those That, At A Distance, Resemble Another
Documenting the meticulous reproduction of an elephant’s ivory tusk with an observational lyricism, this film embeds themes of tactility, archaeology and work into its texture and rhythm.
Paradise
Paradise
A Sicilian slushie vendor is enrolled in a witness protection programme after observing a Mafia killing
The Perfect Candidate
The Perfect Candidate
A young female Saudi doctor decides to run for election.
Vivarium
Vivarium
In search of a starter home, a young couple follow a mysterious estate agent and get trapped in a strange housing development.
The Truth
The Truth
A reunion between a French cinema star and her daughter descends into confrontation.
The Other Lamb
The Other Lamb
A young girl begins to question her place in the religious community she was born into.
The Translators
The Translators
To ensure absolute secrecy for the global publication of a bestseller, nine skilled translators are invited to a remote location. They are given a number of pages to translate each day. There is no contact with the outside world. Then the publisher receives a blackmail demand, threatening to release the manuscript online.
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Glasgow Film Festival Features

How Binoche seduced Deneuve
Two stars finally rub along famously in The Truth
Exploring an inner life
Ric Burns on capturing empathy and courage in Oliver Sacks: His Own Life
Tales from the crematorium
Ryan Spindell on Clancy Brown, Caitlin Custer and The Mortuary Collection
In strange days
GFF Diary days 11&12: Rose Glass, Joe Begos, Caitlin Moran and Eighties disco action
You are here
GFF Diary days 9&10: Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, Marjane Satrapi, Flavio Alves and Frightfest
The future is now
GFF Diary days 7&8: Ingvar Sigurdsson, Greg Schroeder, Baljit Sangra and the Surprise Movie
Never say die
Ryan Spindell on anthology films and the willpower it took to make The Mortuary Collection
Zinging in the rain
GFF Diary days 5&6: Mika Kaurismäki, Juan Diego Escobar Alzate and the Margaret Tait Award
Beauty and darkness
Juan Diego Escobar Alzate on God, nature, the power of belief and Luz: The Flower Of Evil
The secret ingredient
GFF Diary days 3&4: Chiara Malta, Francis Annan, Simon Pegg and ladies who laugh
The insiders
Francis Annan on Escape from Pretoria and working with Daniel Radcliffe
Blast off!
GFF Diary days 1&2: Alice Winocour, Imoge Poots, George MacKay and an emotional ride
Another layer
Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles on Udo Kier, Alli Willow and Bacurau
Down to earth with Alice Winocour
French director to attend Glasgow Film Festival gala opening
A heightened state
Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles on Mad Max, Blade Runner and the politics of water in Bacurau
'We can talk about anything, there are no taboos'
Isaac director Jurgis Matulevicius on the challenges and politics of his debut film
Surreal road to redemption
Dathaí Keane talks about the balancing act at the heart of his debut Finky
Monster challenge
Tom Sullivan on cast commitment and shooting his debut feature
Putting Ireland on the map
Tom Sullivan and Dathai Keane talk about being trailblazers for an Irish-language film initiative
In directions nobody goes
Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles on Bacurau
Fulfilling their destiny
Sônia Braga on Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles' Bacurau
Beyond the garden
Flavio Alves on telling authentic stories, representing violence, and The Garden Left Behind
Cultivating a story
Flavio Alves on the lives of trans women and undocumented immigrants, and The Garden Left Behind
Moving in time
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders on Oprah Winfrey, Fran Lebowitz and Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am
Condensing language
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders on Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, Lou Reed and what's in a gaze
Clive Owen speaks
The Oscar-nominated actor looks back on his amazing career

Glasgow Film Festival News

Arracht wins GFF audience award
Another record breaking year for Glasgow festival
Full Glasgow Film Festival line-up announced
Alice Winocour, Emily Beecham and Coky Giedroyc among guests set to attend
Glasgow announces opening and closing galas
Proxima and How To Build A Girl bookend festival
GFF goes futuristic
Festival plans weekend of immersive sci-fi screenings
Glasgow CEO appointed
GFF co-director Allison Gardner takes on additional role
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Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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