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Combining a fascinating film selection with a collection of fashion, music and art based events bound to thrill visitors of all tastes, the 7th Glasgow Film Festival looks was what is known in local parlance as a stonker. Running fron 17 to 27 February, opened with the gala premiere of Gallic charmer Potiche, starring Catherine Deneuve and Gerard Depardieu, while its closing gala was swords and sandals spectacular The Eagle. Its retrospectives featured the wonderful Meryl Streep and dance sweetheart Ginger Rogers, with some fabulous treats from the archives.
There was also another great weekender from the popular Frightfest team, an exciting comics strand curated by star graphic novelist Mark Millar, and a series of workshops in which attendees could find out more about how the film industry works, or even try your hand at filmmaking themselves. All this plus an amazing shorts programme at the CCA and, in the run-up to the main festival, the Glasgow Youth Film Festival (6 to 16 February), which was packed with delights for children of all ages. Plus the inevitable parties.
View Films by Strand:
- Best Of British
- Beyond Bollywood
- Ceol's Craic
- European Cinema
- Fashion In Film
- Ginger Rogers Retrospective
- Great Scots
- It's a Wonderful World
- Meryl Streep Retrospective
- Music and Film
- Out of the Past
- Short Film Festival
- Stranger Than Fiction
- Superheroes in Glasgow
- The Stasi Are Among Us
- The State Of Independents
- Youth Film Festival
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Glasgow Latest Reviews
A Boy and his brother find their fantasy version of their dad is somewhat different to the real deal.
A group a schoolboys stranded on an island quickly turn to savagery and fiercely hierarchical behaviour in this adaptation of William Golding's classic tale.
A grandmother discovers poetry and begins to reassess the world around her.
An audacious, costumed thief seeks out new challenges despite knowing the authorities are out to capture him.
A recent graduate returning to her hometown struggles to find direction in a family where everybody else seems brilliantly talented.
Three journalists find themselves in danger when on the trail of a cult which just might be practising human sacrifice.
A 12-year-old girl struggles to protect her family as her stepfather descends into alcoholism and her mother becomes increasingly ill, in a small town full of prejudice and hostility.
A wealthy industrialist commissions a private production of Cosi Fan Tutte with an amateur cast whose complicated relationships mirror the themes of the opera itself.
A retired samurai has to assemble a squad of assassins and set a town-sized trap.
Two children form a bond that could spell trouble.