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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.
View Films by Strand:
- European Cinema
- Glasgow Shorts Film Festival
- Great Scots
- Happy Birthday Errol Flynn!
- It's a Wonderful World
- Music and Film
- Stranger Than Fiction
- The State Of Independents
- Viva Mexico!
- Youth Film Festival
View previous years coverage of the Glasgow Film Festival festival:
Glasgow Latest Reviews
Classic version of the outlaw tale.
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.
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.
A young girl experiences the child care and fostering system, where good intentions don't always lead to good results.
A writer falls for his mysterious socialite neighbour. Re-issue.
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.
An awkward American visiting London for his daughter's wedding falls head over heels for a younger woman.
Glasgow Film Festival Features
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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