Festival co-director Allan Hunter (picture by Stuart Crawford) Festival co-director Allan Hunter (picture by Stuart Crawford)

Now in its fifth year, the Glasgow Film Festival is bigger and better than ever. The Festival is the fastest-growing film event in Britain, attracting audiences of more than 20,000 in 2008 when it played host to a bumper array of UK premieres including Lars And The Real Girl, Cassandra's Dream, The Cottage, The Bank Job, Honeydripper and The Spiderwick Chronicles.

Opening with the eagerly-awaited In The Loop - an caustic satire on the underbelly of British politics - at which a host of stars are expected to appear, it showcases a great selection of movies including several UK premieres. Alongside this there'll be guest appearances from the likes of Bill Paterson and Michael Caine, a celebration of short films, an Audrey Hepburn retrospective, gigs by local bands, special tie-in club nights and even a live demonstration of sword fighting in tribute to centenary swashbuckler Errol Flynn.

You can look forward to two days of Frightfest horror films (also, don't miss Tomas Alfredson's classy prepubescent vampire masterpiece Let The Right One In), see the best of contemporary Mexican cinema, or join in the activities at the exciting new Youth festival. Other premieres include Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino, a swansong for the screen legend's career. The closing gala will feature Last Chance Harvey, so don't miss your chance to get in on the action between the 12th and 26th of February. We'll be bringing you hot news, reviews and features throughout the festival here.

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Glasgow Latest Reviews

The Adventures Of Robin Hood
The Adventures Of Robin Hood
Classic version of the outlaw tale.
Funny Face
Funny Face
A fashion photographer discovers a sales girl's ability as a model and makes her a star.
An emotionally frayed family find their lives torn apart in a small Mississippi Delta town.
Let The Right One In
Let The Right One In
A touching story of first romance... with a side-serving of horror.
The complex social life of an English professor forms a mirror for a complex country.
Hell's Pavement
Hell's Pavement
A young girl experiences the child care and fostering system, where good intentions don't always lead to good results.
Breakfast At Tiffany's
Breakfast At Tiffany's
A writer falls for his mysterious socialite neighbour. Re-issue.
I Sell The Dead
I Sell The Dead
A grave robber looks back on the life he has led and the unburied bodies that haunt his memories.
After two teenagers find a dead girl in the basement of a disused mental asylum, the boundary between right and wrong becomes sickeningly blurred.
Last Chance Harvey
Last Chance Harvey
An awkward American visiting London for his daughter's wedding falls head over heels for a younger woman.
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Glasgow Film Festival Features

Loopy Politics
Peter Capaldi, Chris Addison and Armando Iannucci tell us what making In The Loop was like for them.
Bart got a release date
Ten years after he conceived it, Brian Hecker's Bart Got A Room is finally coming out in the US - we talk to him about the film's journey.
The Final Reel
Days Nine and Ten of the Glasgow Film Festival: scary monsters, punk nostalgia and Scandinavian treats.
Hits and Misses
Days Seven and Eight of the Glasgow Film Festival: pirates, wrestlers, horror films and sticky-out ears.
In the Red Room
Days Five and Six of the Glasgow Film Festival: rabbits, religion and Audrey Hepburn.
When the Lights go Down
Days Three and Four of the Glasgow Film Festival: Robin Hood, short film, and European cinema.
Heavy Metal Cinema
Rock band Anvil tell us what it was like to star in their own documentary.
Rude Awakening
Days One and Two of the Glasgow Film Festival: In The Loop, Anvil and The Dungeon Moor Killings.
Disturbing Grace
Exclusive interview with director Paul Solet on his debut horror feature.
All go at the GFF
The 5th Glasgow Film Festival line-up is announced.

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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