The 15th edition of the Glasgow Film Festival opened with the UK première of Jonah Hill's Mid90s and will close with Beats, a story set in Scotland's rave culture. It includes seven world premières and 102 UK premières. Six out of the ten nominees for the prestigious Glasgow Film Festival Audience Award are new features directed by women. Special strands include a focus on new Belgian cinema and a look back to the great US movies of 1969, plus there's a strand dedicated to the underappreciated work of Elaine May.

The festival runs from 20 February to 3 March.

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Pond Life
Pond Life
A giant carp is said to inhabit a pond outside Doncaster, inspiring its own Loch Ness Monster-style legend. One night, Trevor (Tom Varey) assembles friends, families and neighbours to embark on a fishing expedition that they will never forget.
Eighth Grade
Eighth Grade
Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school - the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year - before she begins high school.
Satan And Adam
Satan And Adam
A documentary about two men with very different backgrounds united through music.
Run Free
Run Free
A group of kids from the ghettos of Kingston undertake a Hero Journey, progressing through adversity to triumph with an international production of their own show.
Maiden
Maiden
The incredible, against-all-odds story of sailor Tracy Edwards, who skippered the first all-female international crew in the 1989 Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race.
The Vanishing
The Vanishing
Three lighthouse keepers arrive on an uninhabited island 20 miles off the Scottish coast. It is the start of a six week shift that is anything but routine as they make a discovery that provokes greed, fear, paranoia and a vicious fight for survival.
Diane
Diane
Diane is a devoted friend and caretaker, particularly to her drug-addicted son. But as those around her begin to drift away in the last quarter of her life, she is left to reckon with past choices.
Out Of Blue
Out Of Blue
Detective thriller based on Martin Amis' Night Train.
Gloria Bell
Gloria Bell
A free-spirited woman in her fifties looks for love in LA dance clubs.
Ben Is Back
Ben Is Back
A young man who returns home is welcomed by his mother, little realising trouble is coming through the door with him.
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Glasgow Film Festival Features

Scoring White Crow
Ilan Eshkeri on his third collaboration with Ralph Fiennes
My hometown
Kent Jones on the casting and soundtrack in Diane
The beat goes on
GFF Diary days 11&12: Beats, Frightfest, Michael Palin, Vicky Knight and terror in the woods
It's your funeral
Rehana Rose on death, remembrance and Dead Good
That Friday feeling
GFF Diary days 9&10: Jessie Buckley, Claire Pijman, whisky and Frightfest
Something in the water
Perry Blackshear on rusalkas, mythic filmmaking and The Siren
All in the game
Søren Juul Petersen on games, gore and Finale
Beyond the Valley
GFF Diary days 7&8: Peter Howson, Adam Pearson, Carol Morley and a little bit of time travel
Life in movement
Icíar Bollaín and Paul Laverty on bringing Carlos Acosta's biopic Yuli to the screen
Who ya gonna call?
GFF Diary days 5&6: Roxy Toporowych, the Margaret Tait Award and a spot of ghostbusting
Inside his head
Billy Senese on psychiatry, horror, The Dead Center and building stories through sound
All abuzz
GFF Diary days 3&4: Carlos Acosta, David Dastmalchian, busy bees and a trip inside The Matrix
Dinner and devilry
Jack McHenry and Margaret Clunie on Here Comes Hell
Ready, steady, go!
GFF Diary days 1&2: Mid90s, Matt Bomer, Mark Millar and a date with Priscilla
On the level
Danishka Esterhazy on telling women's stories in genre films and Level 16
Stepping back to the Seventies
Benjamin Naishtat chats about his genre thriller Rojo
Heroines of tragedy
Tom Volf on Maria Callas as Norma, the golden age, and time travel in Maria by Callas
To the stars in Heaven
Tom Volf on a divided life and Maria By Callas
A love story
Julian Schnabel and Jean-Claude Carrière on paintings, movement and At Eternity's Gate
Dancing through life
Carlos Acosta on ballet and biopic Yuli
Comedy at the double
Louis Garrel and Jean-Claude Carrière on writing A Faithful Man together
Prison of life
Sarah Marx talks about drama The Truk
The power of ellipsis
Kent Jones on Mary Kay Place and the objects in Diane
Emotional response
Marta Bergman on the heroine's journey in Alone At My Wedding
How Cruz and Bardem split life and work
Farhadi wrote Cannes opener roles with couple in mind
On the road again
Kent Jones on Tribeca award winner Diane

Glasgow Film Festival News

Full Glasgow Film Festival programme announced
Alice Lowe, Matt Bomer and Michael Palin among stars set to attend
Glasgow announces opening and closing films
Mid90s and Beats bookend festival
Alien and Matrix events planned for Glasgow Film Festival
Celebration of Belgian cinema will also take place
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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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