The 15th edition of the Glasgow Film Festival will open with the UK première of Jonah Hill's Mid90s and 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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The Sisters Brothers
The Sisters Brothers
Two assassins set out into the wilderness on the trail of a man with a secret.
Vox Lux
Vox Lux
A survivor of a school shooting goes on to become a pop star.
A Bread Factory, Part Two
A Bread Factory, Part Two
In the second part of this sometimes musical drama, two women rehearse a production of Hecuba while fighting to save the arts centre to which they have devoted their lives.
A Bread Factory, Part One
A Bread Factory, Part One
Dorothea and her partner Greta have devoted 40 years to transforming their small-town’s disused bread factory into a civic centre promoting theatre, dance and film. As they prepare to stage Hecuba, they learn that their funding may be cut in favour of a glitzy, commercial rival.
Dead Ant
Dead Ant
When the 1989 'one-hit-wonder' glam metal band Sonic Grave embark on a trip to Coachella in the hope of making a comeback, their peyote trip pit stop in Joshua Tree incites an attack by giant ants.
Violence is sparked on the eve of Argentina's dictatorship.
Ray & Liz
Ray & Liz
Drama about a dysfunctional family.
Eight children rescued from a concentration camp, find themselves under siege from a freshly pack of former camp guard dogs.
The Song Of The Tree
The Song Of The Tree
A musical epic and a romantic parable of a man whose family falls from grace after a tribal feud in a nomadic village.
An illegal Chinese immigrant in Japan gets a job using a false ID and forms an unexpected bond with his employer.
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Glasgow Film Festival Features

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
Comedy at the double
Louis Garrel and Jean-Claude Carrière on writing A Faithful Man together
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

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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